Reminder of MedNZ Talks symposium

Don't forget to register for our symposium 'MedNZ Talks' being held in Kaitaia this year Saturday 3rd November. All involved in primary care are welcome to attend so forward our link on to your colleagues, practice managers, nurses, health workers and pharmacists.

http://www.northland-rnzcgp.org/kaitaia-symposium/

Also the Northland faculty has purchased a projector and screen for our educational meetings. If members are presenting to community groups in Northland in a non-profit making capacity they are welcome to borrow this equipment. Please contact the Faculty.

MedNZ Talks - Kaitaia

This year, on 3rd November, the Northland Faculty is pleased to present the annual spring symposium in Kaitaia at the amazing Te Ahu centre. Join fellow primary health care professionals from around Northland to learn from fellow colleagues and enjoy each others company.

Topics include registrar audits, physio solutions for common problems, anaesthetic pain procedures, managing the long list of medications in renal patients, plant based diets, sudden dependence in older age, managing a relationship with the police, how to write a novel, travel medicine tips, insights from a designated doctor and harrowing histories in medicine.

For more details see the webpage

Northland Faculty at the Auckland RNZCGP conference

This week the Northland Faculty will not only be co-hosting the college conference in Auckland, but we will be working with NorthlandInc to promote our region. Conference attendees will be encouraged to visit our stand and answer an online quiz about our region to be in to a draw to one of three Northland prize packs to the total of $5000.

Luxury getaway

  • A night for two at Kauri Cliffs Luxury Accommodation
  • Three day cruise Cotton Blossom II, (V & D France Kerikeri Cruising Club)

Adventure getaway

  • 18 Holes golf for two at Kauri Cliffs
  • Fullers hole in the rock tour for two
  • Headsup Mountain Bike adventure for two
  • Yacht Race Kerikeri Cruising Club

Foodie prize

  • Lunch for two at Kauri Cliffs fine dining
  • NOSH Waipapa with Northland goodie pack
  • Wild West Worcester Ltd

We will post the links of our sponsors on our website and thank them for their support of our region and Northland general practice. We would welcome our members to join in at the stand, chat and relax

Register for The Great Russell Conference!

Registrations are going well for The Great Russell Conference! Dr Sam McBride will speak on Sunday morning to help make sense of cannabis as a medicine, for those of us who find the area 'hazy'. BPAC has a recent article that might be useful to read

Here is the link to our website for the registrations and list of speakers. We hope that Burton Shipley will make for an interesting after dinner speaker at the Saturday night dinner. Your Faculty Board informally meet at the bar on Friday night, so see you there.

Women’s Health Evening

The Kapa Kaiaka group was lucky enough to host Dr. Orna McGinn, from Auckland, for an evening of education regarding long acting reversible contraceptives. This was held at Te Whare Ora O Tikipunga and thirteen Kapa Kaiaka GPs from throughout Northland attended the evening. The goal of the session was to become more informed about the use of LARCs and have some skills based teaching regarding insertion of Jadelles, Mirena, and Copper IUDs. The session started with teaching by Orna and then there was opportunity for practice on models provided by Anton Garrido of Bayer. After the session we have endeavoured to match Kapa Kaiaka trainees with GPs who are already experienced in inserting IUDs and Jadelles in order to gain some supervised experience. There is a lack of a standardised training protocol for LARC insertions in NZ and Orna is instrumental in attempting to get one up and running, so we were very lucky to benefit from her expertise. Obviously a major barrier to LARC access for patients is the availability of GPs who are able to perform their insertions, so hopefully this session will enable a newer cohort of GPs to start learning these skills and increase patient access to LARCs in the future.

Safe Hands, Safe Plans workshops

Four Safe Hands, Safe Plans free RHANZ workshops for Northland from the 31st October.

The workshop aims to upskill our rural workforce in screening for depression and suicide risk, developing safety plans, counselling about access to lethal means of suicide, and organizational or office protocols for this important work. There is more information about the dates, venues and content of the workshop plus a registration page through this link

Also, don't forget the Homegrown Treasures symposium Vintage Car Club, Kiwi North, Maunu Saturday 28th October 2017. Register here

Register for the Northland Symposium

Our Northland GP registrars are presenting practice changing quality audits at the Homegrown Treasures Symposium, Maunu, 28th October 2017.

The topics are:

  • Use of Zopiclone and Benzodiazepines for the Treatment of Insomnia
  • Triage Coding at Dargaville Medical Centre
  • Monitoring Prior to Starting ACE Inhibitors
  • Childrens' Weight Documentation in General Practice

Click this link to register. The cost is only $69 (free for registrars).

Northland Symposium

Review our line up and register for the Northland Faculty Homegrown Symposium by clicking this link http://www.northland-rnzcgp.org/homegrown-treasures/

Our local specialists in orthopedics, cardiology and oncology will present along side our registrar audits. You will have a chance to hear from Mike Roberts and discuss urgent care access with a panel of local GPs who have been doing some work on access and urgent care in their clinics.

Seasons Cafe will be presenting lunch, The Coffee Man will indulge your caffeine needs and the Medical Museum will be open for viewing.

Homegrown Medical Treasures

The Northland Faculty RNZCGP would like to invite Northland GPs, Practice Managers, Practice Nurses and Pharmacists to their annual symposium - Homegrown Medical Treasures on the 28th October. This will be hosted at the Vintage Car Club, Kiwi North, Maunu so that attendees can take the opportunity to enjoy the treasures of the Medical Museum during morning tea and lunch. New specialists from the hospital will present in the morning along with the popular registrar audits. This will be followed by an afternoon workshop session on urgent care provision. You can register by clicking this link We look forward to seeing you there.

Kapa Kaiaka womens health evening reminder

This is a reminder that the Northland Faculty is hosting a Kapa Kaiaka skills session on the 31st August. This session is aimed at registrars and Kapa Kaiaka fellows who wish to upskill in Jadelle, Mirena and IUD insertions. The evening is led by Dr Orna McGinn, who has developed Goodfellow Unit modules on womens health, and involves some pre-reading activities, a practical session and then ongoing supervision by senior GPs. Please register your interest by contacting Dr Gabby Montgomery the Kapa Kaiaka co-ordinator: gabrielle.montgomery@gmail.com. There is a maximum number of 15 places available - there are only three spaces left.

The faculty is also looking for senior GPs who would be able to undertake ongoing supervision of newer GPs in Jadelle, IUD and Mirena insertions. Please contact Gabby if you can help out.

Kapa Kaiaka women's health session

The Northland Faculty is pleased to announce that it is hosting a Kapa Kaiaka skills session on the 31st August. This session is aimed at registrars and Kapa Kaiaka fellows who wish to upskill in Jadelle, Mirena and IUD insertions. The evening is led by Dr Orna McGinn, who has developed Goodfellow Unit modules on womens health, and involves some pre-reading activities, a practical session and then ongoing supervision by senior GPs. Please register your interest by contacting Dr Gabby Montgomery the Kapa Kaiaka co-ordinator: gabrielle.montgomery@gmail.com. There is a maximum number of 15 places available.

The faculty is also looking for senior GPs who would be able to undertake ongoing supervision of newer GPs in Jadelle, IUD and Mirena insertions. Please contact Gabby if you can help out.

GP supervisors wanted to assist with IUD, Mirena and Jadelle training

As part of the Kapa Kaiaka programme, for new Fellows and registrars, the Faculty is running a training session on how to insert IUDs, Mirenas and Jadelles. The training session details will be advertised shortly. As part of the training we are wanting to have a number of experienced GPs to be available over the following months to assist in supervising course attendees in insertion techniques. We envisage that this would require supervisors to be willing to invite course attendees to their practice, when they have a consenting patient, for the Kapa Kaiaka member to practice inserting an IUD, Mirena or Jadelle. In this way we hope to provide a safe and supportive environment for younger GPs to upskill.

If you are willing to act as a supervisor then please contact Gabby Montgomery (gabrielle.montgomery@gmail.com) the Kapa Kaiaka Coordinator.