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Monday Pānui 19 February 2024

In today’s Pānui

  • Registered Nurse Prescribing Course

  • Data Breach Update

  • Bowel Screening Dashboard update

  • Professional Education Events


Registered Nurse Prescribing Course


Registered Nurses are invited to join a six-month nurse prescribing blended learning programme commencing with two face-to-face study days.


Once completed, nurses can apply to the Nursing Council for prescribing authority from a limited number of medicines for minor ailments and illnesses in normally healthy people.


Note that nurses must be qualified for 3 years and have been in their present area of employment for a minimum of one year.

For questions or application documents contact


Nurses keen to do this course who would like to connect with those who have completed the course and are prescribing, contact 


For more information click here.


Data Breach Update

Te Whatu Ora have begun notifying individuals impacted by the alleged unauthorised data release by a former staff member last year.  Included in the data release is a large number of COVID-19 vaccinators whose personal information was contained in the file that could be downloaded from a USA based blog site.


This personal information has since been removed and Te Whatu Ora are in the process of contacting all those affected to offer advice and support.


If you are or have been a Covid-19 vaccinator and you have questions or are concerned about your information, please call the dedicated free helpline on 0800 321 671 between 8.30am-5pm Monday to Friday and 8am-6pm Saturday and Sunday. You can also email


There are a range of support in place for anyone who needs it.  Find out more on the Te Whatu Ora website.


Bowel Screening Dashboard Update

We have advised practice teams that we expect the Bowel Screening dashboard to be live by the end of February and we have been advised that this in on track. 

Professional Education

Last Friday’s Friday Facts bursting with information about upcoming professional education events.  If you missed this, here it is.

Scroll down to the end, under the Professional Development section:


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Barbara Stevens |Tumu Whakarae/CEO

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