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Reimagining Health initiative

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 Zealanders to quality healthcare. A key component to

2020 Annual Report for Comprehensive Care PHO

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

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-consultation process (sometimes called a virtual

Coronavirus (COVID-19) information

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 fever, cough, or shortness of breath, please phone

2019 Annual Report for Comprehensive Care PHO

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-report-2019-FINAL-small.pdf  

Online locum matching service launches in Auckland

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 practices when in need. BeeFound is an online an

Measles vaccinations for babies aged 6-11 months

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 vaccination. Please note that practices have limited re

Allergy Well food finder database

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 suitable foods to eat. The database contains over

Up to date measles information

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 reliable information on the measles outbreak.

Whangai Hauora

Whangai Hauora

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

Health Equity report

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 Māori health equity, a 72-page document. Every ye

Where should you go when you are sick?

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 Comprehensive Care practice information on our web

Guide for making a complaint about sexual harassment

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 website for information about what sexual harassment i

Vaping information

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 includes tips and support for successfully quitting

Comprehensive Care responds to the wellbeing budget

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 Care welcomes the focus on health in the wellbeing bu

Age Concern: Calendar of activities

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, activities are also separated into "Physical activities" an

Police 10-5

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 you use 105 for? - you can phone or go online to r

New Zealand Health Survey - an update

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 health behaviours, health status and access to hea

Babies Out West

Babies Out West

Are you looking for information about services from pregnancy and childbirth to counselling and parenting education available in West Auckland? Waitakere Health Link have updated their 2-page broch

Active Choice Exercise (ACE) group, Takapuna

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 promotes health through an exercise and nutrition program

Resources for people experiencing mental distress

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 symptoms of stress. These kinds of feelings and symp

What is

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 leading a campaign ("Kia kōrero Let's talk advance

Ageing well!

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 research. The website has links for community an

DUMP (Disposal of Unwanted Medicines Properly) campaign

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 Properly) campaign is here to help. In brief, Do

KidsHealth - information about children's health

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 parents, caregivers, family and whānau. Go to th

Heat Health Plans

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 vulnerable to heat, but effective planning can redu

Help for Aucklanders with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and/or Fibromyalgia

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 information about their work, support worker, meetings, and

Warning of liver harm

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 (marketed as a natural dietary supplement for maintaini

Use of health information

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 requirements. Your right to privacy and to the p

Staying healthy while studying

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. Staying healthy by protecting yourself from preventab

Community Service Card changes

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 holders. Follow the link to the Work & Income info

Parking help from Waitemata DHB

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 hospitals. There are 3 forms of assistance: Cong

Annual report - Comprehensive Care PHO's year in review

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 can also read earlier reports: our 2017 Annual Rep

Resources:

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 helpful: there are links to various tools and ide

Campaign: drinking & pregnancy don't mix

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 safe level of alcohol consumption during pregnancy”

Healthy Babies Healthy Futures

Healthy Babies Healthy Futures

Comprehensive Care is pleased to support Healthy Babies Healthy Futures. Healthy Babies Healthy Futures (HBHF) workshops specialise in teaching mums how to buy, prepare, and cook the healthiest and

Smokefree dining in Auckland

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: "outdoor dining restrictions have been introduced progr

Love Food Hate Waste Spring cookbook

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 shop for, cook and eat nourishing and affordable foo

"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 collection have been recommended and reviewed by healt

Dr Heidi MacRae appointed Chair of Comprehensive Care

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 Care PHO Ltd. Heidi has been a director for almos

Korean language stop smoking information

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 금연을 계속 유지하는 동기부여를 위한 정

"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 part of the flu virus, meaning possibilities of a

Keep antibiotics working

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 of antibiotics is to fight bacterial infections, a

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

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. Lying on your back in the last three months of preg

Resources for Healthy Kids

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 outside. Check out their fun, free and low-cost, idea

'Outbreak', a NZ documentary about vaccines

'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 health and preventing illness and hospital admission.

Small steps on Facebook

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 small steps they have taken to improve wellbeing wh

Easy choice meal planner

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 designed to feed a family of four adults or two a

Kupe website helps men check for prostate cancer

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 information on prostate cancer symptoms, checks, tes

Kainga Ora Healthy Homes initiative

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 criteria and referral form are available on the He

Diabetes Self Management Education - help to manage your health

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 about how to live a healthy life style, healthy eat

Practical support for type 2 diabetes

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 your doctor and practice nurse. Diabetes Self-Man

Comprehensive Care on Facebook

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 information we post.  

Children's Act – implementation

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 affect General Practice Teams? The Vulnerable Ch

Evaluation report, Primary Care Practice Assistant Demonstration Programme

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 successfully completed a mix of practice-based learning an