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News for NZ Fellows and Trainees

RANZCOG NZ Pānui 

RANZCOG NZ Pānui is Te Kāhui Oranga ō Nuku (the NZ Committee) newsletter circulated to New Zealand Fellows and trainees. The newsletter highlights issues that are specific to Aotearoa.  

Current newsletter: 


 

Surgical mesh update

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


Resources

The following material is provided for NZ-based Fellows and trainees. Please email [email protected] if you would like further information on any of these topics.
 

Clinical Practice Guideline: Diagnosis and Treatment of Hypertension and Pre-eclampsia in Pregnancy in New Zealand

The Ministry of Health’s Clinical Practice Guideline on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Hypertension and Pre-eclampsia in Pregnancy in New Zealand provides an evidence-based summary of best practice for screening, diagnosing and treating hypertension and pre-eclampsia in pregnancy. This includes identifying women at risk, followed by early detection, treatment, and follow-up of hypertensive disorders in pregnancy to promote best clinical practice for these women and their infants.

Guidance regarding the 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 (the NZ Committee) and the NZ College of Midwives. Representatives from the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners were consulted to ensure its relevance to GPs.

 

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.

 

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Statement on pelvic mesh class action

The following is a joint statement between the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the Urogynaecological Society of Australasia.

21/11/2019

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Statement on climate change

RANZCOG observes that there are significant negative health impacts as a result of climate change.

19/11/2019

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A vote for constitutional change

RANZCOG is pleased to announce the passage of a Special Resolution by Fellows at last week’s Annual General Meeting.

18/11/2019