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Monday Pānui 26 February 2024


In today’s Pānui

  • Bowel Screening – Mōhio Express Bowel Screening Indicator and Referral Form

  • Gender Affirming Hormone Therapy (GAHT)

  • Community Primary Care Teams Update (CPCT)

 

Bowel Screening

In case you missed this email from Ashley Hulme on Friday:

 

Mōhio Express Bowel Screening Indicator and associated Referral Form

Mōhio have confirmed that the Bowel Screening Express Indicator and associated Referral Form are now live.

 

Click on the links below for the Mōhio Update, NBSP Primary Care Guide, and the Bowel Screening Primary Healthcare February Newsletter:

All questions regarding the Mōhio Bowel Screening Indicator and Referral Form should be directed to the Auckland PHO Clinical and Quality Manager - Siobhan Matich (siobhan@aucklandpho.co.nz)

 

If you would like to order any of Te Whatu Ora's promotional material for Bowel Screening, or find out more about professional development training, please contact Anthony Petera at APetera@adhb.govt.nz.

Gender Affirming Hormone Therapy

Auckland PHO (on the behalf of all Tāmaki Makaurau PHOs) is pleased to announce that funding is available for extended consultations for the initiation and subsequent maintenance of Gender Affirming Hormone Therapy (GAHT) via POAC.

 

Patients must be 18 years and over, and eligible for publicly funded health services in New Zealand. Funding is only available if GAHT has been initiated in primary care.

 

Clinicians can claim $100 (excl GST) for an initial appointment and $50 (excl GST) for up to 4 subsequent follow up appointments within the first 12 months of initiation in general practice. Claims can be backdated to 1st December 2023.

 

Please see the POAC User Guide for funding and eligibility criteria: POAC | GAHT

 

This funding is available to all clinicians delivering GAHT initiation and subsequent maintenance appointments in general practice. Primary-Care-GAHT-Guidelines_Web_29-Mar.pdf (otago.ac.nz) 

 

For further information please see Auckland HealthPathways: Gender Diversity and Transgender Health

 

For any further enquiries, please contact Auckland PHO Project Manager – Emma Pickles (emma@aucklandpho.co.nz)

Community Primary Care Teams

CPCT information has been circling around for a few months now and we have been fielding questions from our practice network.

 

Funding for additional support in general practices has been allocated by Te Whatu Ora to practices with a high needs population and thus out of our hands as to distribution. 

 

There are three Auckland PHO practices that have been assigned funding for the programme, who have all been informed of the additional resource.

 

We have plans to extend the resource/learnings to practices in the near future, in particular, using the skills of a clinical pharmacist to support prescribers – more to come.

 

https://www.tewhatuora.govt.nz/for-the-health-sector/primary-community-and-rural-early-actions-programme/comprehensive-primary-and-community-care-teams/#:~:text=What%20is%20a%20comprehensive%20primary,some%20cases%20extended%20care%20paramedics.


Barbara Stevens |Tumu Whakarae/CEO


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