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We provide education and resources for primary care health professionals, based on guidelines and clinical evidence.

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Episode seven of our Legendary Conversations podcast explores hepatitis C. Dr Sarah Hartnell, and nurses Nancy Carey and Bridget Faire discuss hepatitis C testing, treatment, and support networks in Aotearoa. 

He Ako Hiringa
5 December 2023

Metered dose inhalers such as salbutamol contain hydrofluorocarbon propellants, powerful greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming. Read this microlearning to find out more about inhaler carbon footprint and environmentally friendly alternatives. 

He Ako Hiringa
1 December 2023
8 minutes to Read

A short course of oral antivirals can cure hepatitis C, but first we have to identify people with chronic infection. Read our article to find out who and how to test for hep C, the supports in place for patients and health providers, and the plan to eradicate hepatitis globally.

He Ako Hiringa, reviewed by Professor Ed Gane
28 November 2023

In this webinar (presented live on 30 November 2023) Dr David McNamara explores the importance of asthma diagnosis, management, disparities and inhaler technique. Dr Burrell then discusses the impact of inhaler propellants on the environment, and how we can minimise harm.

Recording coming soon. 

17 November 2023
2 minutes to Read

Stocks of morphine oral liquid RA-Morph 1mg/ml are expected to run out in December, and the 10mg/5ml (2mg/ml) Wockhardt brand will be available instead. Read this article for important points to note. 

He Ako Hiringa
21 November 2023
15 minutes to Read

World AMR Awareness Week occurs 18-24 November every year and aims to improve understanding of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Our short article looks at this year's theme and provides information and resources that can be used all year round.

15 November 2023

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