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NEW - Dietitian Clinic Starting

We are pleased to announce a new dietitian clinic service is starting from 26 March 2024 . Our expert dietitian is available to help you achieve yo

Comprehensive Care PHO Annual Report 2021-2022

Comprehensive Care PHO's Annual Report for the year ending 30 June 2022. Click here to download the CCPHO-Annual-Report 2022

Breathe Better September

More than 700,000 Kiwis are living with a respiratory disease. This includes conditions such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Asthm

Helpful Mindfulness Resources for Beginners

Mindfulness ‘is kind of a superpower’  Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, and Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff all have something in common besides being s

What is Flurona?

You may have seen the term “flurona” popping up recently.  ‘Flurona’ describes a situation when someone has both COVID-19 and influenza at th

General Practice FAQ

Why should I enrol with a General Practice? Enrolling with a Comprehensive Care General Practice will save you money and help keep you and your whān

Men's Health Week | Te Wiki Hauora Tāne

Men’s Health Week (13-19 June) is an initiative that aims to help men take charge of their health. A lot of men avoid thinking about their health, l

Be Prepared This Winter

Winter’s here and it’s shaping up to be one of our most challenging yet, with flu, COVID-19 and respiratory illnesses all on the rise. One way y

Reimagining Health initiative

The upcoming health system reforms will put a greater emphasis on primary and community healthcare services and ensure fairer access for all New Zeala

Annual Report 2020-2021

View the Comprehensive Care Primary Health Organisation Annual Report 2020-2021

2020 Annual Report for Comprehensive Care PHO

We are pleased to present Comprehensive Care's Annual Report for the year ending 30 June 2020.  

Telehealth e-consultations - Now Available

(April 2020) Your health is important. Making sure you have access to the medicines and treatment you need is now available via a telehealth or e-

Coronavirus (COVID-19) information

The covid19.govt.nz is the most reliable source of up to date information on Coronavirus (COVID-19). If you, or someone you are caring for, has a f

2019 Annual Report for Comprehensive Care PHO

We are pleased to present Comprehensive Care PHO's Annual Report for 2019: http://comprehensivecare.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/CCPHO-annual-repo

Online locum matching service launches in Auckland

Comprehensive Care general practices now use Beefound – an online locum matching service for doctors and nurses to provide temporary cover for pract

Measles vaccinations for babies aged 6-11 months

6-11 month old babies can now be vaccinated in Auckland against measles for FREE.  Your general practice will be in touch shortly to schedule a vacci

Allergy Well food finder database

If you or a loved one have food allergies and intolerances you may find the “Food Finder” database at www.allergywell.co.nz helpful for finding su

Up to date measles information

Wondering where to go for accurate and reliable information on measles? Visit the Immunisation Advisory Centre updates for the very latest and most

Whangai Hauora

The document 'Whangai Hauora' outlines Comprehensive Care's strategy to improve Māori health. Whangai Hauora A4

Health Equity report

The Health Quality & Safety Commission (HQSC ) have published A window on the quality of Aotearoa New Zealand's health care 2019 – a view on Mā

Where should you go when you are sick?

Waitematā District Health Board have the answer! - it's their "1-2-3" rule. First choice: go to your family doctor (GP) or pharmacy. You can find

Guide for making a complaint about sexual harassment

If you have any questions about making a complaint about sexual harassment, a guide from the Human Rights Commission may help you. Go to their webs

Vaping information

The Ministry of Health has launched a new website ‘Vaping Facts’ to give New Zealanders access to reliable information about vaping. The website i

Comprehensive Care responds to the wellbeing budget

Comprehensive Care responds to the wellbeing budget and the government’s response to the Mental Health & Addiction Inquiry. Comprehensive Car

Age Concern: Calendar of activities

Age Concern North Shore have produced a calendar of activities for 2019 (16 page PDF). Ordered by day of the week, from Monday to Sunday, activitie

Police 10-5

Do you know about the new contact arrangements for the police, if it's not an emergency*? *Note, if it's an emergency, always call 111. What do

New Zealand Health Survey - an update

The New Zealand Health Survey's Annual Data Explorer provides a snapshot of the health of New Zealanders through the publication of key indicators on

Babies Out West

Are you looking for information about services from pregnancy and childbirth to counselling and parenting education available in West Auckland? Wai

Active Choice Exercise (ACE) group, Takapuna

Comprehensive Care is pleased to support ACE, a health and wellbeing programme by Phab for young people with disabilities aged 16 and over. It promote

Resources for people experiencing mental distress

After a traumatic event it is normal to feel distressed and to experience symptoms of stress. It is normal to feel distressed, and to experience sy

What is "Advance care planning"?

Advance care planning day is Saturday 5 April - but you can plan any time, you don't have to wait! The Health Quality & Safety Commission are l

Ageing well!

If you are interested in ageing, you may like to know about a national research collaboration involving major New Zealand research groups in ageing r

DUMP (Disposal of Unwanted Medicines Properly) campaign

Do you have expired or unwanted medicines at home? Are you wondering how to dispose of them safely? The DUMP (Disposal of Unwanted Medicines Proper

KidsHealth - information about children's health

Do you know about the KidsHealth website? Their mission is to provide accurate and reliable information about children's health for New Zealand pa

Heat Health Plans

Extreme heat and heatwaves have negative impacts on health. Even modest increases above average temperatures can have negative impacts on those most v

Help for Aucklanders with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and/or Fibromyalgia

ME Auckland is a charity helping Aucklanders with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) and/or Fibromyalgia. Visit the website for detailed informatio

Warning of liver harm

The Ministry of Health have renewed a warning of liver harm associated with taking Arthrem and other products containing Artemisia annua extract (mark

Use of health information

Comprehensive Care is committed to ensuring all use of health information, by this organisation and by our member practices, complies with all legal r

Staying healthy while studying

If you are a tertiary student in 2019, or you know someone who is, this new 2-page resource, "Staying healthy while studying", might be useful. Sta

Community Service Card changes

With effect 1 December 2018, there are changes in eligibility for Community Service Cards, and in the access to low-cost health available to CSC hold

Parking help from Waitemata DHB

Waitemata DHB provides Compassionate parking assistance for whanau, family and friends visiting their loved ones in North Shore and Waitakere hospit

Annual report - Comprehensive Care PHO's year in review

Would you like to know what we did and what we achieved in the year to 30 June 2018? Follow the link for our 2018 Annual Report (33 pages). You

Resources: "Delay teen drinking"

Are you a parent or caregiver looking for resources around the risks associated with teens drinking alcohol? You may find the The Plan website is

Campaign: drinking & pregnancy don't mix

What do you know about drinking and pregnancy? The "Cheers!" campaign is focussed on this important piece of information: “There is no known saf

Healthy Babies Healthy Futures

Comprehensive Care is pleased to support Healthy Babies Healthy Futures. Healthy Babies Healthy Futures (HBHF) workshops specialise in teaching mum

Smokefree dining in Auckland

Comprehensive Care supports moves to lessen the impact of smoking. Here's a positive story from Auckland Council, relating to outdoor dining: "outd

Love Food Hate Waste Spring cookbook

It's spring, and the seasonal Easy Choice – Family Kai is available. This is a free seasonal meal planner and recipe book which helps families sh

"Books on prescription" - what is that?

  Books on Prescription Pukapuka Wairua is a programme to increase access to high quality health information. The resources in the coll

Dr Heidi MacRae appointed Chair of Comprehensive Care

The Comprehensive Care board met Friday 14 September and unanimously appointed Dr Heidi MacRae as Chair of Comprehensive Care Ltd and Comprehensive Ca

Korean language stop smoking information

Are you looking for Korean language information that provides motivation to stop smoking and to stay smokefree? 금연에 대한 도전과 금연

"The dangers of science denial"

Do you have 22 minutes to listen to this podcast? This is a RadioNZ broadcast from earlier in the week.

"Kiwi scientists make world-first breakthrough that could lead to universal flu vaccine"

Here is a report of great work New Zealand scientists are doing. Read about how an ESR study has significantly changed understanding of a critical

Keep antibiotics working

We need to use antibiotics carefully, or they'll stop working.   Did you know that antibiotics won't fix a cold or flu because the job

New pregnancy advice: sleep on side from 28 weeks pregnant to reduce stillbirth risk

Research shows that going to sleep on your side from 28 weeks of pregnancy halves your risk of stillbirth compared with going to sleep on your back. L

Resources for Healthy Kids

School holidays are fast approaching. The Healthy Kids website has loads of great ideas for keeping kids active, even when it is cold and rainy outsid

'Outbreak', a NZ documentary about vaccines

This 30-minute documentary screened recently on TVNZ - here's the link to it on YouTube. Immunisation remains an important tool in ensuring good heal

Small steps on Facebook

Depression.org.nz have a Facebook page, Small Steps NZ, which may be a handy resource. The page is a place for the community to share ideas about s

Easy choice meal planner

Love Food Hate Waste have developed a FREE Easy Choice meal planner, which may benefit anyone looking to cook healthy meals on a budget. The meals are

Kupe website helps men check for prostate cancer

The Ministry of Health has launched Kupe, a website aimed at helping men decide whether a prostate check is right for them. The website contains in

Kainga Ora Healthy Homes initiative

Kainga Ora is a free service which aims to support low income families to have warmer, drier and healthier homes. They welcome self-referrals. The

Diabetes Self Management Education - help to manage your health

Understand your diabetes. Diabetes Self-Management Education is a range of free courses, to help you manage your health. Hear from specialists a

Practical support for type 2 diabetes

Have you been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes? We can provide practical and free support that will complement the information and care you get from yo

Comprehensive Care on Facebook

Keep up-to-date with healthy living events and information on Facebook. We welcome your information, and invite you to Like and to Share the health

Children's Act – implementation

Safety checking requirements under the Children's Act 2014. Note, this legislation was previously named "Vulnerable Children Act". Why does this a

Evaluation report, Primary Care Practice Assistant Demonstration Programme

The Final evaluation report for the Primary Care Practice Assistant Demonstration Programme is now available (PDF, 73 pages). 18 trainees successf