Osteoporosis New Zealand (ONZ) has published its Guidance on the Diagnosis and Management of Osteoporosis in New Zealand. This user-friendly and highly practical tool provides support to clinicians throughout the health system to deliver evidence-based practice for their patients who are at high risk of sustaining fragility fractures.  

The ACC Consumer Outlook Group issued a Read Codes update in June 2016.  Read Codes record an injury diagnosis and are used by ACC to keep track of the injury type, and determine the treatment and help a client may be entitled to.  This update is in response to concerns about the processes around updating these codes and the information which needs to be provided to ACC.

NZMAT is a civilian-based disaster medical assistance team comprising clinical and allied staff including doctors, nurses, paramedics, allied health, and non-medical members such as logisticians.

The NZMAT Newsletter highlights some of the current work and activity underway to establish an NZMAT capability.

Further information about NZMAT is available from the Ministry of Health website.