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Friday 13th August 2021

College news

UCPEX important update

Those intending to take UCPEX this year, please note:
  • The written paper is taking place in Auckland (MIT Manukau) and Ireland
    • The examination committee has changed the time available to complete the paper to 2.5 hours
    • Ireland candidates START at 7pm Thursday 18 November
    • NZ candidates aim to arrive at MIT Manukau before 9.30am Friday 19 November. Our planned start time is 10am, and you should not plan to leave MIT Manukau before 1pm.
  • The OSCE is taking place at the Superclinic, Manukau on Saturday 19 November.
We will soon invite registrars to confirm attendance or not using a form on the website. Please note that some registrars MUST take the exam this year (these registrars will have been, or will be informed of this, if this is the case). Look out for a registration email in the next two weeks.

Bootcamp tickets

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The Bootcamp conference and Fellowship Dinner in Christchurch is only 5 weeks away. Tickets for a long weekend jam-packed with Urgent Care education, debate, and celebration are still available. If you are a Doctor, Nurse Practitioner, Nurse, or Paramedic, then this is the event for you.

Please share this far and wide - we're getting close to our desired numbers but it would be great to have the venue full of highly engaged practitioners.

To find out more or buy tickets: Click here

Pre-Bootcamp workshops

Pre-Bootcamp workshops are now available (thank you to 24 Hour Surgery for arranging these). These are booked and paid for separately to the Bootcamp and Fellowship dinner.
See: https://www.24hoursurgery.co.nz/our-services/pre-bootcamp-workshops.
Flyers also available: ACLS and POCUS.

General news

Macquarie University Survey

This is a Survey from a team working out of Macquarie University. They are researching how Urgent Care and Emergency Departments access medical information from other sources, such as GP and Hospital systems. They hope this research will help drive the development of better systems to connect us with important medical information so do please take a moment to complete it. You can claim 1 hour of CPD upon completion.

Click here to complete the survey

MoH Vaccine and Immunisation Programme team: The Vaccine Story

Safely delivering the COVID-19 vaccine into Aotearoa New Zealand and then to clinics and vaccination sites around the country, is a delicate process. Check out the video below to see how it is done.

To watch: Click here

Covid-19 Vaccine: Second dose timing

The COVID-19 Vaccine and Immunisation Programme has revised the standard gap between vaccine doses.
"From 12 August 2021, we are extending the standard gap between first and second doses to six weeks." for more information and the most up-to-date guidance please
To read more: Click here

Vaccine status and privacy

The Ministry of Health communications team has shared this blog post from the Privacy Commissioner. It discusses privacy rights as they pertain to employers asking about COVID-19 vaccine status. It is worth reading as it discusses when an employer or organisation can legitimately ask for someone's vaccination status.

To read more: Click here

ACC Primary Care provider update August

Primary Care provider update August

To read the latest update from ACC: Click here.

We also received a short email from ACC today:
Making it easier to record patient consent for ACC claims
Health professionals have told ACC that the way they are asked to record and maintain patient consent to lodge an ACC claim is time consuming and out of date with modern health practices. As a result, ACC has changed its policy to allow consent to be recorded electronically for all ACC45 claims.

What this means for you

You no longer need to record and maintain a patient’s signature when you lodge a claim with ACC. Instead, you can record their consent in their clinical record.

To confirm consent, you need to read these statements to your patient (or an authorised representative), and note their response:
  • Do you declare that you have provided true and correct information and you'll tell ACC if your situation changes?
  • Do you authorise me as your (name of health profession: GP, physiotherapist, etc) to lodge your claim with ACC?
  • Do you authorise your records to be collected or disclosed to ACC to help determine cover for your claim, determine what you'll be entitled to, or for research purposes (such as injury prevention, or assessment, and rehabilitation)?
More information about lodging claims is available on acc.co.nz

Mental Health in the Emergency Department in NZ Steering Group

Following the release of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine’s Nowhere else to go report, the ACEM Aotearoa New Zealand Faculty (ACEM NZ) commissioned a similar report with an Aotearoa New Zealand (NZ) perspective.

ACEM NZ is now seeking expressions of interests (EOIs) for member roles for its Mental Health in the Emergency Department in NZ Steering Group (MHED-NZ SG). This project will run from September 2021 to June 2022

For more information and to submit your EOI, please click here.

End Of Life Care Survey

You are invited to participate in the second End of Life Choice Act 2019 implementation workforce survey. To complete the survey click here.
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Prevocational Medical Education Forum

The Medical Council of New Zealand is excited to host the virtual 2021 Australian and New Zealand Prevocational Medical Education Forum on 18 and 19 October.
Read more

Health Quality & Safety Commission e-digest 17 July 2021 - August 5 2021

Please see the latest e-digest from HQSC. Read more.

Posts and Podcasts

posts and podcasts

CME opportunities & Quizzes

Plastics quiz

Other quizzes:
ENT quiz 2020
Trauma and resuscitation quiz
Cardiology quiz
Abdominal quiz
Cardiology quiz
General medical quiz

Situations vacant

Locum Medical Officer – Westgate Medical Centre

Westgate Medical Centre is looking for Locum and part time Doctors to join our skilled and supportive team! Please email careers@tamakihealth.co.nz for more information.
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Clinical Director – Westgate Medical Centre

We are seeking a Fellow of the Royal New Zealand College of Urgent Care to join our clinic in a full time permanent role. Please email careers@tamakihealth.co.nz for more information.
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Urgent Care Doctor - New Plymouth

We are looking for an enthusiastic Urgent Care Doctor to join our busy practice. For more information
contact: practicemanager@medicross.co.nz
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Urgent Care Doctor - New Plymouth

Urgent Care Doctor Role in The Sunny BOP

Accident and HealthCare in Tauranga are looking for an Urgent Care Doctor or GP with Urgent Care experience to join our friendly practice. Contact Dave Gilbert on david@accidenthealth.co.nz or 07 5770010
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