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  • GP Guidelines | Manaia Health PHO
    Children s Team Primary Health Care Nursing Quality Professional Development Child Health Clinical Services Health of the Older Person Services to Improve Access SIA Health Promotion Mental Health Well Being Safe Families Whakamana Whanau PHO Performance Programme Primary Options Maori

    Original URL path: http://manaiapho.co.nz/gpguidelines (2016-04-30)
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  • Associate Director of Nursing: Primary Health Care | Manaia Health PHO
    their level of professional practice Manaia Health nurses have led the way in achieving many population health gains for Northland s population especially in the area of children s health Achieving and maintaining the MOH targets for immunization and providing free Before School Checks to over 90 of our population are two tremendous population health initiatives that reflect the day to day hard work of the tamariki ora and practice nurse teams Most significantly both these achievements have narrowed the equity gap for Maori Similarly it is team work that has made a difference to the cardiac health of our population with nurses providing cardiac risk assessments and brief advice and smoking interventions to the population Over the two years since its inception twenty four primary health care nurses have under taken the mental health and addictions credentialing which strengthens the practice teams ability to offer early front line help to people when they access health services Similarly the commencement of a new respiratory support service led by two nurses is providing training for nurses to prevent illness and hospital admissions for some of our most vulnerable people Reflecting back on the past ten years there are many personal and collective achievements by Northland nurses Nurses by nature are quiet achievers who more often than not deflect individual praise giving credit to the teams they work in Often nursing work is hidden in the overall outcome of a person s experience within the health system a system facing significant challenges with increasing need and limited resource Now more than ever it is important to clearly articulate the work nurses do and the difference they make The annual nursing and midwifery awards ceremony is one way to ensure nurse s work is recognised This event celebrates International Nurses and Midwives Days

    Original URL path: http://manaiapho.co.nz/PrimaryHealthCareNursing (2016-04-30)
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  • Quality/Professional Development | Manaia Health PHO
    4 Pillars of Clinical Governance the IHI Institute of Healthcare Improvement US Triple Aim framework adopted by the Health Quality and Safety Commission and the Child Youth Health Compass Questionnaire tool articulating the application to General Practice within Manaia Health PHO The framework has 3 levels and the practice self assesses the level that it is currently operating at and makes goals that will move the team across a continuum

    Original URL path: http://manaiapho.co.nz/Quality_Professional_Development (2016-04-30)
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  • Child Health | Manaia Health PHO
    enrolled in a Northland PHO general practice By agreement between Northland DHB Manaia Health PHO and Te Tai Tokerau PHO this initiative was put in place ahead of the proposed national roll out on 1 July 2015 Whilst it was optional for Northland general practices to participate they all chose to take part From 1 July 2015 this programme was rolled out nationally by the Ministry of Health Before School Checks The B4 School Check is a free comprehensive health and development check for all 4 year olds It aims to promote health and wellbeing and identify behavioural developmental or other health concerns that may affect your child s ability to learn at school Our aim is for tamariki to get the best start at school and receive additional support if needed Read more link Child Immunisations and Outreach Service During childhood our tamariki are exposed to thousands of germs some of which are potentially harmful to their health Immunisation is the most effective way to actively protect your child from preventable diseases ranging from whooping cough to meningitis and measles For more information about child immunisations when and where to get them link Child Friendly Cities Whangarei has become the first city in New Zealand to register their commitment to becoming a Child and Youth Friendly City as promoted by the international movement of Child Friendly Cities around the world This is a long term project that will shape the philosophy and priorities of the city to ensure that children are front and centre in the way that we do things in Whangarei Read more link Oranga Kai Cooking Workshops Supporting whanau and their support agencies to learn about cooking gardening on a budget These six week workshops are developed with participants helping to plan the sessions Sessions are

    Original URL path: http://manaiapho.co.nz/node/2014 (2016-04-30)
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  • Clinical Services | Manaia Health PHO
    lifestyle changes As described on the Ministry of Health MOH website 2004 a person is eligible for CarePlus if they are enrolled in a PHO and who Is assessed by a doctor or nurse at their general practice and who could benefit from intensive clinical management in primary care at least two hours of care from one or more members of the primary health team over the following six months and either Has two or more chronic health conditions so long as each condition is one that is a significant disability or has a significant burden of morbidity and creates a significant cost to the health service and has agreed and objective diagnostic criteria and continuity of care and a primary care team approach has an important role in management or Has a terminal illness defined as someone who has advanced progressive disease whose death is likely within 12 months or Has had two acute medical or mental health related admissions in the past 12 months excluding surgical admissions or Has had six first level service or similar primary care visits in the past six months including emergency department visits or It was intended that CarePlus would Fund and protect practice team time and resources to enable planned time to be spent with CarePlus patients which is directed at better health outcomes and which would focus attention on the health status of patients and their personal health related goals Enable systematic attention to objective measures of health status of patients defining carefully their health needs and risk factors physical social lifestyle and behavioural creating with them a composite management plan and re measuring their health outcomes after set periods of time Provide an opportunity to implement interdisciplinary and clinical cultural approaches to primary health care Provide an opportunity to improve

    Original URL path: http://manaiapho.co.nz/Clinical_Services (2016-04-30)
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  • Health of the Older Person | Manaia Health PHO
    SCOPE Co ordinator S ervice C o ordination for O lder P eople living in the Whangarei community It is targeted at supporting and maintaining well older people who can have periods of vulnerability and living with long term conditions SCOPE helps to support continued safe independent living at home reducing the risk of frailty functional emotional and social decline There are many local services available to older people in our community the trouble is many people don t know about them or have difficulty connecting with them Over a 12 week period of up to 4 sessions our Coordinator will work with the older person to assess their needs match community and professional services to their specific requirements and facilitate the connection with those services The person must be over 50 years of age with at least one of the following criteria history of falls transition loss and grief low mood and or depression living with a long term condition impacting on their functional ability social connections and participation in the community extended Care Plus with home visiting low end rehab early functional decline early dementia cognitive impairment increased contact with general practice or other community social and government

    Original URL path: http://manaiapho.co.nz/SCOPE (2016-04-30)
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  • Services to Improve Access | Manaia Health PHO
    Kaipara Health Promotion Mental Health Well Being Safe Families Whakamana Whanau PHO Performance Programme Primary Options Maori Health Advisory Groups Calendars General Practice Provider Documentation Links Login Community Resources Vacancies Home Services to Improve Access A key priority for implementation of the Primary Health Care Strategy is to reduce barriers for the groups with the greatest need through additional services to improve health and improving access to existing first contact services The Strategy also identifies the need for encouraging developments that emphasise multi disciplinary approaches to services and decision making including the co ordination of services with secondary care public health and other community based services Services to Improve Access SIA funding is available for all Primary Health Organisation PHO s to reduce inequalities among those populations that are known to have the worst health status Maori Pacific people and those living in NZDep index 9 10 decile areas The funding is for new services or improved access and is additional to the main PHO capitation funding for general practice type care Funds are allocated according to the number of people from these population groups enrolled in the PHO Manaia Health PHO has developed a clear process for the development

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  • Health Promotion | Manaia Health PHO
    Health promotion is commonly defined as the process of enabling people to increase control over and to improve their health Public Health is promoting well being and preventing ill health before it happens It is about keeping people healthy and improving the health of populations rather than treating diseases disorders and disabilities in individuals In Manaia Health PHO health promotion is informed by the Treaty of Waitangi the Ottawa Charter

    Original URL path: http://manaiapho.co.nz/health_promotion (2016-04-30)
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