FOCUS magazine showcases a selection of our original resources. You can use the educational content featured in FOCUS to identify and reduce barriers that prevent people from accessing the medicines they need.

Contributor
He Ako Hiringa
16 June 2022
1 minute to Read

Managers within healthcare provider services are vital to leading activity that promotes achieving equity of outcomes. Genuine management guidance is crucial to reduce bias and improve the health experience for individuals, whānau, and our communities.

Contributor
Josephine Davis
1 June 2022
15 minutes to Delve

From 1 September and when clinically indicated, dulaglutide can be started in adult patients with type 2 diabetes using the steps shown in this resource.

Talking points, relevant for all patients starting dulaglutide, are provided along with two algorithms and accompanying prescribing notes.

Contributor
Brendan Duck, Ryan Paul
25 August 2021
15 minutes to Delve

When clinically indicated, empagliflozin can be started in adult patients with type 2 diabetes using the steps shown in this resource (updated 24 Aug 2021).

Talking points, relevant for all patients starting empagliflozin, are provided along with two algorithms and accompanying prescribing notes. Which algorithm you follow will depend on your patient’s level of hypoglycaemia risk. 

Contributor
Brendan Duck, Ryan Paul
24 August 2021
1 minute to Read

Pharmac has identified five key drivers of medicine access equity in New Zealand. Read on to learn about the drivers and how you can implement them in your place of work. 

13 July 2021
1 minute to Read + 2 minutes to Delve

Cultural competence vs safety – related, but different

A culturally competent practitioner knows about the beliefs and behaviours of patients from different cultures, and has the skill to apply this knowledge to healthcare delivery.

Read the HAH Bulletin to find out more.

Contributor
He Ako Hiringa
21 June 2021
1 minute to Read + 2 minutes to Delve

Compliance, adherence, concordance – confused?

Whatever terminology is used, studies show that differences in health literacy, medicines access, attitudes to health and prescriber perceptions, may contribute to sub-optimal use of medicines and poor health outcomes.

Read the HAH Bulletin to find out about strategies to improve medicine access and supply.

Contributor
He Ako Hiringa
24 May 2021
2 minutes to Read + 43 minutes to Explore

Focusing on the experiences of older Māori in primary care, this course comprises four short videos, an independent reflection, downloadable posters and additional resources.

The course is endorsed by RNZCGP and CNA(NZ) and meets PCNZ recertification requirements. Reflection templates are included for you to complete.

Contributor
Dr Jo Hikaka
18 May 2021