Tauranga-based orthopaedic surgeon Dawson Muir and other trainers have just completed their first two-day “teaching event” with 11 trainee surgeons from all over New Zealand. Gisborne Herald
Part 1 of the NZOA AOA 2022 proceedings have now been uploaded to the website and can be found here: https://boneandjoint.org.uk/journal/PROCS/toc/105-B/SUPP_2. Part 2 will be uploaded in due course.
The Health and Disability Commissioner has issued a report on a case concerning a delay in diagnosis of a non-union of femur following surgery. Read the report here.
Published in Osteoporosis International, ‘The APCO Framework’ comprises 16 minimum clinical standards that will serve as a benchmark for the provision of optimal osteoporosis care in the region.
The APCO Framework offers clinicians structured, well-articulated, and readily accessible clinical practice guidelines that define:
Select this link to read an article by Peter Robertson, Past President of the NZOA, originally published in the Pharmacy Guild Contact magazine.
Employers continue to get themselves into avoidable difficulties by not following good systems when it comes to employee records and handling disciplinary matters.
Alan Knowsley from Rainey Collins Lawyers has identified three recent cases that serve as good examples of regular employer mistakes.
The Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner has released an its report on Health and Disability Research with Adult Participants who are Unable to Provide Informed Consent. Select this link for the full report or read the Executive Summary.
NZOA has submitted a response to PHARMAC's consultation document 'Managing Fairer Access to Hospital Medical Devices'. The submission can viewed here.
The Health Quality and Safety Commission (HQSC) has issued a report following an independent evaluation of its surgical site infection improvement programme.