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RANZCOG NZ Pānui 

RANZCOG NZ Pānui is circulated to New Zealand Fellows and trainees. The newsletter highlights issues that are specific to O&G in Aotearoa.

Latest edition: RANZCOG NZ Pānui - 18 March 2022 


 

Resources

The following material is relevant to the New Zealand O&G workforce. Please email [email protected] if you would like further information on any of these topics.
 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) 




 

Surgical mesh


Ministry of Health
Surgical mesh restorative justice report  - Hearing and Responding to the Stories of Survivors of Surgical Mesh | Ngā kōrero a ngā mōrehu – he urupare
This report highlights the severity of the harm and the impact on the lives of those who have experienced complications from surgical mesh.  

RANZCOG representatives have been involved in the restorative process, attending listening circles and participating in workshops attended by stakeholders including the Ministry of Health, patient advocates Mesh Down Under, ACC, the Medical and Nursing Councils, the Health & Disability Commission, the Health Quality & Safety Commission, the New Zealand Private Surgical Hospitals Association and medical colleges RANZCOG, RNZCGPs and RACS.
 
Your can read the report, including the identified range of major needs to address surgical mesh harm and the agreed actions being taken on the Ministry of Health website - see https://www.health.govt.nz/publication/hearing-and-responding-stories-survivors-surgical-mesh.

Medsafe

 

Medsafe is the New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority and is responsible for the regulation of medicines and medical devices in New Zealand.

Latest Medsafe information on surgical mesh
 

RANZCOG

 

Guidelines supported by RANZCOG


Contraception Guidelines



Obstetric Ultrasound

Diagnosis and Treatment of Hypertension and Pre-eclampsia in Pregnancy in New Zealand

Use of low-dose aspirin in the prevention of pre-eclampsia in high-risk women


The “Guidance regarding the use of low-dose aspirin in the prevention of pre-eclampsia in high-risk women” is the result of a close collaboration between Te Kāhui Oranga ō Nuku and the NZ College of Midwives. Representatives from the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners were consulted to ensure its relevance to GPs.

Guidance regarding the use of low-dose aspirin in the prevention of pre-eclampsia in high-risk women 
 


Diagnosis and Management of Endometriosis in New Zealand 

 

Developed by a taskforce of representatives from the Ministry of Health, RANZCOG, the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP), the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (FPMANZCA), Endometriosis New Zealand and those who live with endometriosis, the publication Diagnosis and Management of Endometriosis in New Zealand provides a consensus view of best-practice principles. 


Diagnosis and Management of Endometriosis in New Zealand
 


Sleep On Side Campaign


Each year, in Aotearoa, approximately 160 babies are stillborn in the last three months of pregnancy. It’s estimated that if all pregnant women go to sleep on their side from 28 weeks of pregnancy, there could be a 10 percent decrease in late stillbirth nationally.

The website www.sleeponside.org.nz provides resources for health professionals and patients, including the below pamphlets.
 


A Best Practice Guide for Continuous Practice Improvement

 

The Council of Medical Colleges (CMC) has developed "A Best Practice Guide for Continuous Practice Improvement", bringing together for the first time principles and processes that can be used when setting up and developing programmes to enable doctors to demonstrate their competence and performance. The Guide was developed with input and in collaboration with the CMC Member Colleges, the Medical Council of New Zealand, the Ministry of Health and the District Health Board Chief Medical Officers.

 

MEDIA CENTRE

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New Zealand Budget 2022 statement

RANZCOG welcomes an Aotearoa New Zealand budget focussed on health.

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Call for clean energy by 2030

RANZCOG joins with other medical colleges in calling for clean energy by 2030 to protect health.

19/05/2022

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Jony Berry

RANZCOG welcomes Jony Berry to the role of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Advisor.

16/05/2022