A DIRECTORY OF INFORMATIVE MEDICAL WEBSITES FOR NEW ZEALAND GENERAL PRACTITIONERS AND THEIR PATIENTS

WEB DIRECTORY

LAST UPDATED
27 April 2017 
     
RED - Websites Most Visited and/or Recommended by Editor
GREEN - Websites Regional Specific 
NOTE - In most instances, each website is listed in 1 category only, but some websites may be applicable to more than 1 category e.g. Cancer, Disability, Guidelines, Maori Health, Mental Health, Paediatric Conditions, Youth Health
 

INDEX

WEBSITES

ABUSE
www.2shine.org.nz Shine - Domestic Abuse Organisation
www.areyouok.org.nz National Campaign for Action on Family Violence
www.childrensactionplan.govt.nz Green Paper for Vunerable Children
www.cyf.govt.nz Child Youth and Family
www.dsac.org.nz Doctors for Sexual Abuse Care
www.fostercarefederation.org.nz Fostering Kids – Encouragement, Advice and Support
helpauckland.org.nz HELP Provides Professional and Specialised Support Services to Sexual Abuse and Assault Survivors (Auckland)
www.nnsvs.org.nz National Network of Stopping Violence
www.occ.org.nz Office of the Children’s Commissioner
www.police.govt.nz New Zealand Police
www.powertoprotect.net.nz Power to Protect - Are You Strong Enough, Shaken Baby Prevention Programme
rpe.co.nz Rape Prevention Education
www.strengtheningfamilies.govt.nz Strengthening Families Pulls Together Support for Families/Whanau in New Zealand. This May Involve a Budget Advisor, Truancy Officer, Social Worker, Medical Specialist, Counsellor, Teacher or Other Support Worker
www.survivor.org.nz Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse
www.victimsinfo.govt.nz Victims Information – For People Affected by Crime
www.victimsupport.org.nz Victim Support is a Community Organisation that Helps People Hurt by Crime and Other Trauma
www.whiteribbon.org.nz White Ribbon – Are You Man Enough to Stop Violence Towards Women
www.womensrefuge.org.nz Women’s Refuge
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ADDICTIONS - General
www.addictionshelp.org.nz Database of Addiction Treatment and Advice Services
www.dapaanz.org.nz Addiction Practitioners’ Association Aotearoa – New Zealand
www.motivationalinterviewing.org Motivational Interviewing – Influencing Behaviour Change e.g. Alcohol and Drug Use, Quit Smoking
www.ndp.govt.nz National Drug Policy – Preventing and Reducing Harms Linked to Tobacco, Alcohol, Illegal and Other Drug Use
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ADDICTIONS - Alcohol and Drug
www.aa.org.nz Alcoholics Anonymous
www.adac.co.nz Alcohol and Drug Assessment and Counselling – Self Help Website
www.adanz.org.nz Alcohol Drug Helpline - Confidential Drink and Drug Taking Info and Support
www.ahw.org.nz Alcohol Healthwatch
www.akoaotearoa.ac.nz/projects/pact Pregnancy and Alcohol Cessation Toolkit - Education Resource
www.alcohol.org.nz Alcohol Advisory Council of New Zealand (ALAC)
alcoholdrughelp.org.nz Alcohol Drug Helpline
www.alcohollearningcentre.org.uk Alcohol Learning Centre - E Learning Module for Health Professionals
alteredhigh.com Altered High - Youth Alcohol and Drug Service in Auckland
www.amplify.org.nz The Amplify Programme - School Based Drug and Alcohol Support
www.benzobuddies.org Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Support
www.benzosupport.org Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Support
www.cads.org.nz Community Alcohol and Drug Services - Auckland
www.carenz.co.nz Drug and Alcohol Addiction New Zealand
www.drinkaware.co.uk Drink Aware – Keeping a Drinking Diary. Phone Apps Can Monitor Alcohol Consumption
www.drughelp.org.nz Drughelp - For People who are Concerned About How Drugs are Affecting Their Lives
www.fan.org.nz Fetal Alcohol Network NZ
www.hellosundaymorning.org Hello Sunday Morning
www.livingsober.org.nz Living Sober
www.matuaraki.org.nz Matua Raki is the National Addiction Workforce Development Centre within Te Pou www.tepou.co.nz Matua Raki Leads the Development of New Zealand's Addiction Workforces Through Developing a Broad Range of Evidence-Based Workforce Development Solutions that Contribute to Welcoming, Hopeful and Effective Services
www.methhelp.org.nz Methhelp is for Any New Zealander Concerned About Their Own or Someone Else's Use of Meth
www.needle.co.nz New Zealand Needle Exchange Proramme
www.nzdda.co.nz The New Zealand Drug Detection Agency Limited (NZDDA) is a Company that Specialises in Drug Detection, Education and Prevention Programmes in the Workplace. Useful Services Include: Pre-Employment Screening, Property Screening for Methamphetamine Contamination
www.nzdf.org.nz New Zealand Drug Foundation
www.nzna.org Narcotics Anonymous – Aotearoa New Zealand Regional Website
www.sacsinfo.com Substances and Choices Scale (SACS) is a Youth AOD (Alcohol and Other Drug) Screening and Outcome Measurement Instrument Developed and Tested in New Zealand
www.salvationarmy.org.nz Salvation Army New Zealand - Services Include Detox Assistance, Counselling Support, Some in-house Accommodation, and Courses Aimed to Help Individuals Overcome the long-term Effects of Addiction
www.sobercheck.co.nz Sober Check is a Supplier of Certified Drug and Alcohol Testing Equipment; including NZTA Approved Provider of Smart Start Alcohol Ignition Interlock Devices for Repeat Drink Drivers
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ADDICTIONS - Gambling
www.choicenotchance.org.nz Choice Not Chance
www.salvationarmy.org.nz Salvation Army New Zealand - Provide Free Consultation and Interventions for Gamblers and their Partners, Affected Family Members and Others Affected by Problem Gambling
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ADDICTIONS - Smoking
www.ash.org.nz Registered Charity - Eliminate Death-Disease From Tobacco
www.aspire2025.org.nz Aspire 2025 – Research of a Tobacco-Free Aotearoa
www.champix.co.nz Champix (Varenicline Tartrate) Quit Smoking Medication
www.notourfuture.co.nz Smoking – Not Our Future
www.plainpacks.org.nz Plain Packs Aotearoa
www.quit.org.nz The Quit Group Run Smoking Cessation Programmes
www.quitnet.com Quitnet – Interactive Website that Provides Advice and Assistance in Quitting Smoking
www.sfc.org.nz Smokefree Coalition - Collective Voice for Organisations Committed to Preventing the Uptake of Smoking Among Young People and Reducing the Smoking Rates of All New Zealanders
www.smokefree.org.nz Smokefree Information and Website Links
www.smokefreenurses.org.nz Quit Smoking Resources and Support for Nurses Who Support Patients in Giving up Smoking
www.talapasifika.org.nz Tala Pasifika - Pacific Voice on Tobacco Elimination
www.treatobacco.net Information on the Treatment of Tobacco Dependence
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ALLERGIES
www.allergy.org.au Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) – Action Plans for Allergic Rhinitis, Anaphylaxis, Eczema, Hereditary Angioedema, Travel
www.allergy.org.nz Allergy New Zealand
www.allergyclinic.co.nz Auckland Allergy Clinic – Excellent Allergy Articles, Dictionary and Links
www.allergyfacts.org.au Anaphylaxis Australia
www.allergypharmacy.co.nz Allergy Pharmacy - Online Solution for Allergy Products
www.anaphylaxis.org.uk Anaphylaxis Campaign UK
www.epiclub.co.nz EpiClub is an Online Educational Resource Where You Can Access Additional Information About Anaphylaxis
www.ifan.ie Irish Food Allergy Network – Useful Information on Food Allergies
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ALLIED HEALTH and ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
www.acupuncture.org.nz New Zealand Register of Acupuncturists
www.alliedhealth.org.nz Allied Health Aotearoa New Zealand (formerly The Allied Health Professional Associations’ Forum) - Work Together to Promote, Advocate for and Support Allied Health Professionals
www.aima.net.au Australasian Integrative Medical Association
anzasw.org.nz Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers
www.chiropractic.org.nz New Zealand Chiropractors’ Association
www.naturalhealthreview.org Evidence Based Natural Health
www.nzaot.com New Zealand Association of Occupational Therapists
www.osteopathiccouncil.org.nz Osteopathic Council of New Zealand
 
www.physiotherapy.org.nz New Zealand Society of Physiotherapists
www.podiatry.org.nz Podiatry New Zealand
www.umm.edu/altmed University of Maryland Medical Center: Complementary and Alternative Medicine Index - Comprehensive Resource Covering Clinical Conditions, Herbs, Supplements, Side Effects and Interactions
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ANAESTHESIA
www.anaesthesia.org.nz Information for the General Public About Having an Anaesthetic
www.anaesthesiasociety.org.nz New Zealand Society of Anaesthetists – Public Information
www.fpm.anzca.edu.au Faculty of Pain Medicine - Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists
www.iasp-pain.org Pain Study International Association
www.nzps.org.nz The New Zealand Pain Society
www.oaa-anaes.ac.uk Obstetric Anaesthetists' Association – Information for Mothers and Their Partners
www.paintoolkit.org The Pain Toolkit
www.painz.org.nz Pain Action in New Zealand
www.wps.ac.nz Waitemata Pain Services (Auckland)
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APPEARANCE MEDICINE
www.nzcam.co.nz New Zealand College of Appearance Medicine – Links to Registered Doctors and Companies
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ASIAN, MIGRANT and REFUGEE HEALTH
www.africanwelfare.org.nz NZ African Welfare Services
www.arms-mrc.org.nz Auckland Regional Migrant Services Charitable Trust www.ecald.com
www.asianhealth.govt.nz Asian Health
www.asianhealthservices.co.nz Asian Health Support Service - Waitemata District Health Board
www.ecald.com CALD - Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Resources - Developed by Waitemata District Health Board Asian Health Support Services - Auckland
www.chineselifeline.org.nz Chinese Lifeline – Free Counselling in Cantonese and Mandarin
englishlanguage.org.nz English Language Programmes
www.ethnicaffairs.govt.nz Office of Ethnic Affairs
www.fgm.co.nz Female Genital Mutilation – Information for Health and Child Protection Professionals
www.immigration.govt.nz Immigration New Zealand
www.newzealandnow.govt.nz New Zealand Now - This New Zealand Government Website is Packed with Useful, Reliable Information to Help you get Settled
www.rasnz.co.nz Refugees as Survivors New Zealand
www.rc.org.nz Refugee Council of New Zealand
www.refugeehealth.govt.nz Refugee Health
shakti-international.org/shakti-nz/ Shakti – Addressing Domestic Violence Against Ethnic Women in New Zealand
www.yourlocaldoctor.co.nz Your Local Doctor – A Drive for Auckland’s Asian Community to Enrol With Your Local Doctor
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BEREAVEMENT - General
www.griefcentre.org.nz Grief Centre - Offer a Variety of Services, including Counselling, Support Groups, Information and Resources, Training, and Books for Sale to Assist Those That are Grieving (Auckland)
www.skylight.org.nz Skylight – Because Grief Happens and Support Matters
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BEREAVEMENT - Pregnancy and Infant
www.miscarriagesupport.org.nz Miscarriage Support
www.postabortionpaths.org.nz Post Abortion Trauma Healing Service – P.A.T.H.S.
www.sands.org.nz Sands New Zealand – Stillborn and Newborn Death Support
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CANCER - General Information
www.cancer.org.au Cancer Information – Cancer Council Australia
www.cancercontrolnz.govt.nz Cancer Control New Zealand
www.cancernz.org.nz Cancer Society of New Zealand
www.cancerquest.org
 
CancerQuest - Cancer Education and Outreach Program at Emory University (USA), Provides Reliable Information About Cancer Biology and Treatment
www.centralcancernetwork.org.nz Central Cancer Network
www.macmillan.org.uk
 
MacMillian Cancer Support - High Quality Cancer Information for Cancer Patients, their Families and Carers
www.northerncancernetwork.org.nz Northern Cancer Network
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CANCER - Bowel and Other Gastrointestinal Cancers
www.beatbowelcancer.org.nz Beat Bowel Cancer Aotearoa
www.bowelscreenaotearoa.org BowelScreen Aoteoroa
www.bowelscreeningwaitemata.co.nz BowelScreening Four-year Pilot in Waitemata District Health Board Area
www.gicinz.org.nz Gastrointestinal Cancer Institute of New Zealand
www.nzfgcr.co.nz NZ Familial Gastrointestinal Cancer Registry
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CANCER - Breast and Other Female Cancers
www.bcn.org.nz Breast Cancer Network NZ
www.cervicalscreening.govt.nz Cervical Screening Information
www.halls.md/breast/risk.htm Breast Cancer Risk Calculator
www.lgfb.co.nz Look Good Feel Better - Restore and Enhancing the Appearance of Women Cancer Patients During and After Treatment
www.nzbcf.org.nz The New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation
www.nzgcf.org.nz New Zealand Gynaecological Cancer Foundation
www.sweetlouise.co.nz Sweet Louise - Improving the Quality of Life for Women and Men Living With Secondary Breast Cancer
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CANCER - Prostate and Other Male Cancers
www.blueseptember.org.nz Blue September - Promotion of Prostate Cancer Awareness
www.getthetools.org.nz Men’s Health Awareness – Cancer Society
www.melanomaresearch.org.nz Melanoma Research Institute of New Zealand
nomograms.mskcc.org/Prostate/PsaDoublingTime.aspx Prostate Cancer Nomograms - PSA Doubling Time
nz.movember.com Movember Supports Prostate Cancer Awareness and the Out of the Blue Depression Campaign
www.prostate.org.nz Prostate Cancer Foundation of New Zealand
www.testicular.org.nz Testicular Cancer Website – Sponsored by the Prostate Cancer Foundation of New Zealand
www.usanz.org.au Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand - Excellent Information Sheet - 'The Early Detection of Prostate Cancer in General Practice: Supporting Patient Choice' 
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CANCER - Skin Cancers
www.melanoma.org.nz Melanoma Foundation of New Zealand - www.molemap.co.nz Mole Map by Dermatologists for Melanoma Skin Cancer Early Detection
www.melanomaresearch.org.nz Melanoma Research Institute of New Zealand
www.melnet.org.nz MelNet: the Melanoma Network of New Zealand Incorporated
www.metservice.com MetService – Sun Protection Alert
www.nzmu.co.nz Melanoma Unit - Comprehensive integrated multidisciplinary care
www.sunsmart.org.nz Sunsmart - Promotion of Sun Safety in New Zealand
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CANCER - Youth
www.canteen.org.nz Canteen - Supporting Young People Age 13-24 Living with Cancer
www.childcancer.org.nz Child Cancer Foundation
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CARDIOLOGY - General
www.afa-international.org Atrial Fibrillation Association
www.cardiosmart.org Cardiosmart - Cardiology Information for the Public from the American College of Cardiology
www.cidg.org Cardiac Inherited Diseases Group – Aim to Reduce Sudden Death in Young People due to Inherited Cardiac Diseases
www.csanz.edu.au The Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand
www.escardio.org European Society of Cardiology – Clinical Practice Guidelines
www.heartgroup.co.nz Auckland Heart Group - Useful Patient Information and Downloadable GP CME Presentations
www.heartfoundation.org.nz Heart Foundation - New Zealand Charity Working to Beat Heart Disease
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CARDIOLOGY - Cardiovascular Risk Assessment
www.assign-score.com Assign Score – Prioritising Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
www.knowyournumbers.co.nz Patient can calculate their CVD Risk knowing Blood Pressure and CholesteroL
– CVD Risk Assessment Calculator for People with Type 2 Diabetes in New Zealand Available on Website nzssd.org.nz (New Zealand Society for the Study of Diabetes) 
www.qrisk.org QRISK®2 – Cardiovascular Risk Calculator
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CARDIOLOGY - ECG
www.ecglibrary.com ECG Library
www.metealpaslan.com doktorrekg.com - Excellent ECG Website for Education
www.practicalclinicalskills.com Practical Clinical Skills Website provides Free Training and Reference Guides. Simulation-based Case Studies Cover Heart Sounds, Murmurs, Lung sounds, Carotid bruit, Blood Pressure Measurement and ECG Training
www.skillstat.com Skillstat ECG Simulator
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CARDIOLOGY - Hypertension
bhsoc.org British Hypertension Society
ish-world.com International Society of Hypertension
www.omronhealthcare.co.nz Omron New Zealand - Home-monitoring Blood Pressure Devices Validated for Use by the British Hypertension Society
online.ebos.co.nz EBOS Online - 24-hour Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitors Validated by the British Hypertension Society
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CLINICAL INFORMATION - Evidence Based Medicine, Journal Review and Searches
www.cochrane.org The Cochrane Collaboration
www.cochraneprimarycare.org Cochrane Primary Health Care Field
www.google.com Google Search Engine
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/PubMed Search Site for Medical Articles
www.researchreview.co.nz Research Review
scholar.google.co.nz Google Scholar
www.wikipedia.org Wikipedia – Online Encyclopedia
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CLINICAL INFORMATION - Guidelines (New Zealand)
www.acc.co.nz ACC – Burns, Musculoskeletal, Occupational Hearing Loss, Sexual Abuse and Traumatic Brain Injury Clinical Guidelines - wellsaid.co.nz. Well Said is an ACC Affiliated Website where You Can Stay Up-to-date with News and Views on Injury Prevention, Care and Recovery
www.bpac.org.nz BPAC – General Practice Guidelines
www.canterburyinitiative.org.nz The Canterbury Initiative – HealthPathways Clinical Guidelines 
aucklandregion.healthpathways.org.nz Auckland Region HealthPathways
www.healthpoint.co.nz Healthpoint – Clinical Guidelines and Services - Northland, Auckland and Capital & Coast DHBs
www.heartfoundation.org.nz Heart Foundation: Clinical Guidelines - Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Dental Procedures, Heart Failure, Rheumatic Fever, Sore Throat
www.nsu.govt.nz National Screening Unit Guidelines
www.primaryoptions.co.nz Primary Options for Acute Care (POAC) - Clinical Guidelines for Preventing Hospital Admissions - Auckland 
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CLINICAL INFORMATION - Guidelines (Overseas)
www.nice.org.uk National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence
www.sign.ac.uk Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network
www.tg.org.au Therapeutic Guidelines - Australia
www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org United States Preventative Services Task Force
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CLINICAL INFORMATION - Immunisation
www.bcgatlas.org The BCG World Atlas – A Database of Global BCG Vaccination Policies and Practices
www.cervicalcancervaccine.govt.nz HPV Vaccine Information
www.fightflu.co.nz Influenza - Information and Vaccinations
www.fundedvaccines.co.nz National Immunisations Schedule Funded Vaccines Ordering
www.hconline.co.nz Healthcare Logistics On Line Vaccine Ordering Webpage
www.immune.org.nz Immunisation Advisory Centre
www.immunisation.book.health.govt.nz Ministry of Health: Immunisation Handbook 2014
www.influenza.org.nz Facts on Influenza
www.shingles.co.nz ZOSTAVAX - Website Gives Basic Information About Shingles (Herpes Zoster), Post Herpetic Neuralgia, (PHN), the Chronic Pain that may Follow Shingles, and ZOSTAVAX, a Vaccine Indicated for the Prevention of These Conditions
www.whoopingcough.co.nz Boostrix – Combined Diptheria, Tetanus and Acellular Pertussis (dTpa) Vaccine
www.wons.org.nz WONZ Vaccinator Training Courses: Nursing Education and Health Promotion Services
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CLINICAL INFORMATION - Medical Journals
www.aafp.org American Academy of Family Physician
www.bmj.com British Medical Journal
www.freemedicaljournals.com Promoting Free Access to Medical Journals
www.thelancet.com The Lancet
www.nejm.org The New England Journal of Medicine
www.nzma.org.nz/journal/ The New Zealand Medical Journal
www.racgp.org.au/afp Australian Family Physician
www.rnzcgp.org.nz/journal-of- primary-health-care Journal of Primary Healthcare – RNZCGP
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CLINICAL INFORMATION - New Zealand
www.gplink.co.nz GP Link - Online Channel Featuring Innovative Medical Information, Presented by Local Clinical Experts
www.hiirc.org.nz Health Improvement and Innovation Resource Centre
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CLINICAL INFORMATION - Overseas
www.bestpractice.bmj.com Best Practice - BMJ Evidence Centre Supporting Clinician Decision Making from Diagnosis to Treatment
www.clinicalevidence.com BMJ Clinical Evidence
www.emedicine.medscape.com eMedicine Medscape
www.fpnotebook.com Family Practice Notebook - Quick GP Resource
www.gpnotebook.co.uk General Practice Notebook - Quick GP Resource
www.mdcalc.com MDCalc - Medical Calculator
www.mdconsult.com MD Consult - Clinical Reference
www.medscape.com Medscape - Clinical Reference
www.merck.com Merck - Clinical Reference
www.qxmd.com QxMD – Medical Calculator
www.thennt.com NNT (Number Needed to Treat) - Quick Summaries of Evidence Based Medicine
www.uptodate.com Up to Date - Evidence Based Clinical Reference
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CME (Continuing Medical Education) ONLINE
www.bmjlearning.com BMJ Learning - CME
www.goodfellowlearning.org.nz Goodfellow Learning - CME for Primary Health Care Professionals
www.inpractice.org.nz Inpractice – Recertification and Professional Development for Doctors Registered in the General Scope of Practice
www.learnonline.health.nz Learning Resources for Health Practitioners
www.racgp.org.au/check RACGP – Check Program
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CONTINENCE
www.bladderbowel.gov.au Information to Assist with the Prevention and Management of Bladder and Bowel Problems
www.brollysheets.co.nz Brolly Sheets – Water Proof Mattress Protectors, Help with Incontinence and Bed Wetting
www.continence.org.au Continence Foundation of Australia
www.continence.org.nz New Zealand Continence Association
www.drynites.co.nz DryNites – Bedwetting Information and Health Advice
www.eric.org.uk ERIC – Education and Resources for Improving Childhood Continence (UK)
www.guysandstthomas.nhs.uk Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust (Search Phrase = Pelvic Floor Exercises) Pelvic Floor Exercises for Men and Women with Urinary Incontinence – Information Can Also be found on Website www.physiotherapy.org.nz
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DERMATOLOGY
www.albinism.org.nz Albinism Trust
www.dermnetnz.org Dermatology – Excellent Photos and Resource
www.itchykids.org.nz Itchy Kids - Supporting the Families of Children with Eczema
www.molemap.co.nz Mole Map by Dermatologists for Melanoma Skin Cancer Early Detection
www.nzdsi.org New Zealand Dermatological Society – Find a Dermatologist
www.psoriasis.org.nz Psoriasis Association - Southland
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DIABETES
www.adips.org Australasian Diabetes in Pregnancy Society
www.caresens.co.nz CareSens - Blood Glucose Meters, Test Strips, Disposable Lancets and Downloadable Software to Help Manage Diabetes
www.diabetes.org.nz Diabetes New Zealand
www.diabetesyouth.org.nz Diabetes Youth New Zealand
www.dpt.org.nz Diabetes Projects Trust – Emphasises Partnership with the Community to Achieve Better Health for Present and for Future Generations (Auckland)
www.maoridiabetes.co.nz Maori Diabetes Collective of New Zealand
www.nzssd.org.nz New Zealand Society for the Study of Diabetes - CVD Risk Assessment Calculator for People with Type 2 Diabetes in New Zealand
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DISABILITY - Auditory
www.captel.co.nz Captel NZ – Captioned Telephone Service Offers the Ability for Individuals with Hearing Impairment to Communicate on the Telephone Independently
www.deaf.org.nz Deaf Aotearoa New Zealand - Resources to Improve Communication Between Health Providers and Deaf or Hearing Impaired Clients
www.hearing.org.nz Hearing Association New Zealand – Working for the Hearing Impaired
www.hearinghouse.co.nz The Hearing House – Enabling Deaf Children to Speak
www.hearingtherapists.org.nz Hearing Therapists Association of New Zealand
www.isign.co.nz iSign – National New Zealand Sign Language Interpreter Service
www.nzrelay.co.nz New Zealand Relay – Allowing the Hearing Impaired and Speech Impaired to Keep in Contact by Phone
www.nzsl.tki.org.nz New Zealand Sign Language
nzsl.vuw.ac.nz The Online Dictionary of 
New Zealand Sign Language
www.shhhaust.org Self Help for Hard of Hearing People
www.vri.govt.nz VRI (Video Remote Interpreting) provides Deaf People Access to a NZSL (New Zealand Sign Language) Interpreter for Communication with Government Agency Staff when a Face-to-Face Interpreter is not Available
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DISABILITY- Driving
www.disabilityrentals.co.nz Disability Vehicle Rentals – Offers a Large Range of Vehicles, which are Disability Friendly for as Short or Long Term Rental
www.drivingsafer.net Driving Safer - Online Driver Training Package Designed to Help Drivers
www.freedommobility.co.nz Freedom Mobility – Disability Vehicle Rental Specialists
www.mobilityparking.org.nz Mobility Parking Permit Application Forms
www.nzta.govt.nz NZ Transport Agency - Guidelines for Driving with Medical Conditions - www.nzaot.com (New Zealand Association of Occupational Therapists) Browse a List of Occupational Therapists who Specialise in Driver Assessments
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DISABILITY - Equipment
www.accessable.co.nz Accessable - Equipment, Housing Alterations, Subsidies (e.g. Hearing Aid Subsidy), Vehicle Modifications 
www.alliedmedical.co.nz Allied Medical - Mobility and Rehabilitation Supplies and Equipment
equipmentplus.org.nz NorthAble Equipment Plus - Provides Mobility Aids and Disability Aids in Northland
www.ilsnz.org Independent Living Service – Auckland Based but can Shop Online
www.independence.co.nz Independence - Stairlifts and Platform Lift Solutions
www.trademe.co.nz Trade Me - Disability Equipment New and Used
www.walkonwheels.co.nz Walk on Wheels Mobility Equipment - Auckland Based but can Shop Online
www.wheelchairs.co.nz Custom Made Wheelchairs and Mobility Products
www.wsmedical.co.nz WS Medical - Medical Furniture and Sport Braces
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DISABILITY - Intellectual
www.ihc.org.nz IHC New Zealand - Understanding Intellectual Disability
www.intellectualdisability.co.nz Intellectual Disability Resource and Information
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DISABILITY - Support
www.ccsdisabilityaction.org.nz CCS Disability Action
www.communitymatters.govt.nz Community Matters - Grant Funding Applications e.g. People with Mobility and Communication Related Disabilities
www.disabilityfunding.co.nz Disability Funding Information
www.enablinggoodlives.co.nz Enabling Good Lives is New Approach to Supporting Disabled People that Offers Greater Choice and Control over the Services they Receive
www.medicalert.co.nz Medic Alert – Medic Alert Emblem Information
www.nzfdic.org.nz New Zealand Federation of Disability Information Centres
www.odi.govt.nz Office for Disability Issues
www.parent2parent.org.nz Support + Information Network for Parents of Children with Special Needs
www.pfrc.org.nz Parent & Family Resource Centre - Supporting Parents and Families of Disabled Young People
www.ps.org.nz Presbyterian Support - For People with Disabilties, Older People, Families at Risk, Children and Young People
www.thinkdifferently.org.nz Think Differently is a Social Change Campaign to Encourage and Support a Fundamental Shift in Attitudes and Behaviour Towards Disabled People
www.voicethruyourhands.org.nz Voice Thru Your Hands (VTYH) is a non-profit Organisation to Provide Support to Every Person to Find Their Own Voice Through Sign Language and/or Visual Communication
www.weka.net.nz What Everybody Keeps Asking About Disability Information
www.wilsonhometrust.org.nz The Wilson Home Trust – Supporting Children with Disabilities and Their Families
www.workbridge.co.nz Workbridge – Helping People With All Types of Disabilities Into Employment
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DISABILITY - Vision
blindfoundation.org.nz Blind Foundation
www.sightloss-services.com Sight Loss Services - Information, Equipment and Support to People with Low Vision
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DISTRICT HEALTH BOARDS
www.adhb.govt.nz Auckland District Health Board
www.bopdhb.govt.nz Bay of Plenty District Health Board
www.ccdhb.org.nz Capital Coast District Health Board
www.cdhb.health.nz Canterbury District Health Board
www.countiesmanukau.health.nz Counties Manukau District Health Board
www.dhbsharedservices.health.nz DHB Shared Services (DHBSS) Delivers Services at a National Level, and Where Appropriate, Produces Work for All District Health Boards
www.huttvalleydhb.org.nz Hutt Valley District Health Board
www.lakesdhb.govt.nz Lakes District Health Board
www.midcentraldhb.govt.nz MidCentral District Health Board
www.nmdhb.govt.nz Nelson Marlborough District Health Board
www.northlanddhb.org.nz Northland District Health Board
www.ourhealthhb.nz Hawke’s Bay District Health Board
www.scdhb.health.nz South Canterbury District Health Board
www.southerndhb.govt.nz Southern District Health Board
www.tdh.org.nz Tairawhiti District Health Board
www.tdhb.org.nz Taranaki District Health Board
www.waikatodhb.govt.nz Waikato District Health Board
www.wairarapa.dhb.org.nz Wairarapa District Health Board
www.waitematadhb.govt.nz Waitemata District Health Board
www.wdhb.org.nz Whanganui District Health Board
www.westcoastdhb.org.nz West Coast District Health Board
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DONOR SERVICES
www.anzdata.org.au Australia and New Zealand Organ Donation (ANZOD) Registry – Collects and Records Data on All Organ Donors After Death
www.donor.co.nz Organ Donation New Zealand
www.eyebank.org.nz New Zealand National Eye Bank - Charitable Non-Profit Organisation Dedicated to the Prevention of Blindness by the Provision of Donated Corneal and Other Tissues
www.kidneydonor.org.nz Live Kidney Donation Aotearoa
www.nzblood.co.nz New Zealand Blood Service – Donate Blood

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ELDERLY - General
www.adhb.govt.nz/SeniorLine Seniorline - Helping Older People Navigate the Health System - Auckland
www.ageconcern.org.nz Age Concern – Servicing the Needs of Older People e.g. Respite Care
www.agewell.org.nz Agewell – Health Promotion for Older People in New Zealand
www.bapen.org.uk Advancing Clinical Nutrition - Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool
www.bupa.co.nz Bupa Care Services – All Aged Care Needs e.g. Medical Alarms
www.carers.net.nz Carer’s Support – Help for Families, Whanau and Carers
www.cflri.org.nz Commission for Financial Literacy and Retirement Income
www.eldernet.co.nz Eldernet - Comprehensive Information about Services for Older People in New Zealand
www.enliven.org.nz Enliven Positive Aging Services – Practical Services to Support Older People to Maintain Their Independence and Continue the Lifestyles They Enjoy
www.greypower.co.nz Grey Power New Zealand - Promoting the Welfare and Well-being of All Those Citizens in the 50 Plus Age Group
www.grownups.co.nz GrownUps – New Zealand’s 50+ Community Website
www.health.govt.nz/resthomes The Ministry of Health is Making it Easier for New Zealanders to Find a Resthome that Suits their Needs
www.interrai.org InterRAI is an International Collaborative to Improve the Quality of Life of Vulnerable Persons Through a Seamless Comprehensive Assessment System
www.medicaleducation.co.uk Useful Tools for Stroke Assessment e.g. Barthel ADL Index
www.rgpc.ca Regional Geriatric Program (Canadian Website) – Several Geriatric Pain Assessment Tools Available to Help Establish if a Patient With Cognitive Impairment is in Pain, if they Cannot Tell You in Words
www.seniors.msd.govt.nz Services for Seniors - Ministry of Social Development
www.stjohn.org.nz St John – Services e.g. Ambulance, Caring Caller, Medical Alarms
www.supergold.govt.nz Information on the SuperGold Card, its Uses, Benefits, Business Discounts and Concessions
www.60supmovement.org.nz Sixties Up Movement of New Zealand – Promoting Enjoyment of Life for the Older Person
www.veteransaffairs.mil.nz Veterans’ Affairs New Zealand
www.volunteeringnz.org.nz Volunteering New Zealand
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ELDERLY - Cognitive Impairment
www.alzheimers.org.nz Alzheimer’s New Zealand – Support Organisation for all affected by Dementia
www.guysandstthomas.nhs.uk Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
- (Search Phrase = Mini Mental State) Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE) Free A4 Copy
- (Search Phrase = The 4AT) The 4AT Test: Screening Instrument for Cognitive Impairment and Delirium
www.minimental.com Mini-Mental Status Examination, 2nd Edition
www.mocatest.org Montreal Cognitive Assessment – Cognitive Screening Test Designed to Assist Health Professionals for Detection of Mild Cognitive Impairment e.g. Suspected Statin Induced Memory Loss
www.patient.co.uk/doctor/General-Practitioner-Assessment-of-Cognition-(GPCOG)-Score.htm GPCOG

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ENDOCRINOLOGY - General
www.acromegaly.org.nz Acromegaly Support Group New Zealand
www.endocrineweb.com Patient Resource for Common Endocrine Disorders
www.thyroidsupport.org.nz NZ Thyroid Support Group
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ENDOCRINOLOGY - Osteoporosis
www.bonedensity.co.nz Auckland Bone Density - Useful Information on Bone Density Testing
www.osteoporosis.org.nz Osteoporosis New Zealand
www.garvan.org.au Garvan Institute – Search for ‘Fracture Risk Calculator’
www.shef.ac.uk/FRAX Assessment of Osteoporotic Risk - A Version of the FRAX Tool that is Calibrated for New Zealand Practice
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ENT
www.bayaudiology.co.nz Bay Audiology – Nationwide Audiologists for Hearing Tests and Hearing Aids 
www.dilworth.co.nz Dilworth Hearing (Auckland) – Useful ENT Articles on Glue Ear, Gommets, Hearing Loss, Tympanometry 
www.dizziness.co.nz New Zealand Dizziness and Balance Centre - Auckland
www.dizziness-and-balance.com/disorders Dizziness, Imbalance and Hearing Disorders
www.ensg.co.nz Ear Nurse Specialist Group Aotearoa New Zealand - Search for a Private ENT Nurse Specialist to Provide Treatment e.g. Ear Wax Removal, Aural Toilet
www.entuk.org ENT Information for the Public from the British Association of Otorhinolaryngology - "Otorhinolaryngology" (ORL) is also known as "Ear Nose Throat" (ENT)
www.orl.org.nz The New Zealand Society of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
www.soundskills.co.nz SoundSkills is a Specialist Service for Children and Adults with Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) - Auckland
www.thyroid.co.nz Thyroid, Head & Neck Surgery Information - Dr John Chaplin (Auckland)
www.tinnitus.org.nz NZ Tinnitus and Hyperacusis Support Network
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EQUIPMENT and MEDICAL SUPPLIES
www.amtech.co.nz Amtech 
www.bamford.co.nz Bamford Medical
www.electroquiplamps.co.nz Electroquip
www.esteemhealthcare.co.nz Esteem Healthcare
www.globalmedics.co.nz Global Medics
www.meddirect.co.nz MedDirect – NZ Medical Suppliers & NZ Medical Companies List
www.medisave.co.nz Medisave New Zealand
www.mediray.co.nz medi’Ray NZ
www.medshop.co.nz Medshop 
www.medspec.co.nz Medspec - Directory of New Zealand Medical Suppliers
www.uslmedical.co.nz Universal Specialities Limited 
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GASTROENTEROLOGY and GENERAL SURGERY
www.coeliac.org.nz Coeliac New Zealand
www.crohnsandcolitis.org.nz Crohn’s and Colitis New Zealand
www.gastro-info.co.nz Gastro-Info - Information on Common Digestive Symptoms and Conditions
www.hernia.co.nz Andrew Bowker Website on General Surgical Laparoscopy – Gallstones, Hernias, Acid Reflux, Splenectomy (Auckland)
www.ibdjohn.com/cdai/ Crohn's Disease Activity Index (CDAI) Calculator is to Gauge the Progress or Lack of Progress for People with Crohn's Disease
www.macmurray.co.nz MacMurray Gastroenterology (Auckland) – Useful Gastrointestinal Symptoms Checklist
www.med.monash.edu.au Monash University Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences (Search Word = FODMAP) Information on the FODMAP (Fermentable Oligo-saccharides, Disaccharides, Mono-saccharides and Polyols) diet for Irritable Bowel Syndrome
www.nzsg.org.nz New Zealand Society of Gastroenterology
www.ostomy.org.nz Federation of New Zealand Ostomy Societies
www.romecriteria.org Rome Criteria - System Developed to Classify the Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (FGIDs), Disorders of the Digestive System in which Symptoms Cannot be Explained by the Presence of Structural or Tissue Abnormality, Based on Clinical Symptoms e.g. Irritable Bowel Syndrome
www.surgicalweightsolutions.co.nz Obesity Surgery Options
www.thewomensclinic.co.nz The Womens Clinic – Information on General Surgical Conditions including Bariatric Surgery
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GENERAL PRACTICE – Genera l 
www.bestpractice.net.nz Best Practice – Decision Support for Health Professionals
www.healthpages.co.nz Healthpages - Health and Wellbeing Services Directory
www.htv.co.nz Health TV
www.mediboard.co.nz MediBoard – Patient Information Brochures for General Practice Waiting Rooms that are Regularly and Professionally Restocked by MediBoards Own Representatives
www.medidata.co.nz Medidata - Health Professional Database Services
www.nzdoctor.co.nz New Zealand Doctor Online – Medical News for GPs
www.webhealth.co.nz Webhealth - Health and Social Services 
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GENERAL PRACTICE – Balint Groups
www.americanbalintsociety.org The American Balint Society
www.balintaustralianewzealand.org Balint Society of Australia and New Zealand
www.balintinternational.com The International Balint Federation
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GENERAL PRACTICE – Health Insurance
healthcarefinder.co.nz Southern Cross Healthcare Finder – Search for an Affiliated Provider
www.southerncross.co.nz Southern Cross Health Insurance
   
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GENERAL PRACTICE – Nurses Organisations
www.ivnnz.co.nz Intravenous Nursing New Zealand
www.nurse.org.nz College of Nurses Aoteoroa
www.nzno.org.nz College of Primary Healthcare Nurses - New Zealand Nurses Organisation
www.schoolnurse.org.nz Auckland School Nurses Group
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GENERAL PRACTICE – Organisations and Affiliates
www.afterhoursnetwork.co.nz After-Hours Health Care Network Provides After-Hours Health Care that Costs Less for Qualifying Patients – Auckland
www.asms.org.nz Association of Salaried Medical Specialists – Membership Open to Salaried General Practitioners with FRNZCGP
www.globalfamilydoctor.com Global Family Doctor – Wonca Online
www.gpnz.org.nz General Practice New Zealand
www.ihi.org Institute for Healthcare Improvement
www.naso.govt.nz National Ambulance Sector Office
www.nzrda.org.nz New Zealand Resident Doctors' Association
www.orataiao.org.nz OraTaiao: The New Zealand Climate and Health Council
www.pmaanz.org.nz Practice Managers and Administrators Association
www.racgp.org.au Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
www.rnzcgp.org.nz Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners
www.rnzcuc.org.nz Royal New Zealand College of Urgent Care
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GENERAL PRACTICE – Quality and Safety
www.bpac.org.nz/safety Patient Safety Incident Reporting
www.ebizdocz.com Quality Management Systems
www.emepoint.com EMEPOINT Response Ready - Helping Small Businesses Develop their Emergency Response Plan
www.firstdonoharm.org.nz First, Do No Harm - Patient Safety Campaign
www.haudit.co.nz Health Audit NZ
www.healthypractice.co.nz/general+practice Medical Assurance Society – Better Business for General Practice
www.hqmnz.org.nz Health Quality Measures NZ
www.hqsc.govt.nz Health Quality and Safety Commission New Zealand
www.jointcommissioninternational.org Joint Commission International (JCI) – is the International Arm of the Joint Commission - Provides Accreditation and Certification Services for Health Care Organisations
onlineservices.fire.org.nz New Zealand Fire Service Online Services - Details on How to Apply for a Fire Evacuation Scheme
www.open.hqsc.govt.nz Open for Better Care - National Patient Safety Campaign
www.patientsfirst.org.nz Patients First – Quality and Information for Primary Care in New Zealand
www.police.govt.nz Police Vetting Service, Agencies or Individuals Need to Meet the Required Criteria and Obtain Approval from the New Zealand Police. Under the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 (the VCA), Specified Organisations are Required to Undertake Safety Checks of Children’s Workers they Employ or Engage.
www.privacy.org.nz Privacy Commissioner – RNZCGP Aiming for Excellence Reference
www.realme.govt.nz RealMe Electronic Identity Verification
www.standards.co.nz Standards New Zealand – RNZCGP Aiming for Excellence Reference
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GENERAL PRACTICE – Teaching
www.gpep.co.nz RNZCGP - GPEP General Practice Education Programme
www.instructionaldesign.org Information about Instructional Design Principles and How they Relate to Teaching and Learning
www.owl.rnzcgp.org.nz RNZCGP – Online Web Learning (OWL)
www.skillscascade.com Teaching of Communication Skills in Healthcare
www.teachbacktraining.com Teach-Back Tool Kit - A Way to Make Sure You, the Health Care Provider Explained Information Clearly
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GENETICS
www.genetests.org GeneTests - Medical Genetics Information
www.genetichealthservice.org.nz Genetic Health Service NZ - Provides Genetic Diagnostic and Genetic Counseling Services, Operating Fourteen Clinics Throughout the Country
www.genetics.edu.au Centre for Genetics Education – New South Wales, Australia
www.geneticseducation.nhs.uk Genetics Education for Healthcare Including Drawing Family Trees and Common/Important Conditions – United Kingdom
www.hgsa.org.au Human Genetics Society of Australasia - Policy on Pre-symptomatic and Predictive Testing for Genetic Disorders
www.kumc.edu/gec Genetics Education Center – University of Kansas, USA
www.nzord.co.nz New Zealand Organisation for Rare Disorders
www.omim.org Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man - An Online Catalog of Human Genes and Genetic Disorders
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GOVERNMENT WEBSITES
www.beehive.govt.nz Beehive – The Official Website of the New Zealand Government
www.govt.nz New Zealand Government
www.health.govt.nz Ministry of Health
health.comcom.govt.nz Commerce Commission has Launched a New Website Aimed at Helping the Health Sector Understand More About Competition and Consumer Laws and What They Need to do to Comply
www.healthworkforce.govt.nz Health Workforce New Zealand
www.legislation.govt.nz New Zealand Legislation
www.mpi.govt.nz Ministry for Primary Industries
www.msd.govt.nz Ministry of Social Development
newzealand.govt.nz New Zealand Government
www.nhc.health.govt.nz National Health Committee - Independent Statutory Body Charged with Prioritising New and Existing Health Technologies and Making Recommendations to the Minister of Health
www.nsac.health.govt.nz National Screening Advisory Committee (NSAC) Provides Advice on the Ministry of Health's Screening Policy Work Programme
www.nzfsa.govt.nz New Zealand Food Safety Authority
www.nzhis.govt.nz New Zealand Health Information Service
www.parliament.nz New Zealand Parliament
www.pmcsa.org.nz Office of the Prime Minister's Science Advisory Committee
www.stats.govt.nz Statistics New Zealand
www.workandincome.govt.nz Work and Income - Downloadable Benefit Forms e.g Disability Allowance
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HAEMATOLOGY
www.anticoagulation.co.nz CPAMS – Community Pharmacy Anticoagulation Management Service
www.centraltas.co.nz Central Region’s Technical Advisory Service – Community Pharmacy Programme Section has Information on the Community Pharmacy Anti-Coagulation Management (CPAM) Service. This was Piloted in Community Pharmacies Throughout New Zealand. The CPAM Service uses International Normalised Ratio (INR) Point-of-Care Testing and Adjusts Warfarin Doses with the Aid of a Decision Support System in the Pharmacy
www.clotconnect.org Clot Connect - is an Information and Outreach Project at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center. Clot Connect Provides Patients and Healthcare Professionals Connection to Clinically Relevant Education Resources on Deep Vein Thrombosis, Pulmonary Embolism, Thrombophilia and Anticoagulation.
www.coaguchek.co.nz CoaguChek - Know your INR Value
www.ferinject.co.nz Ferinject® is a Treatment for Patients who have Low Levels of Iron in the Body. Dosage Calculator for IV Iron Infusion in Health Professionals Section using Password ‘healthy’
www.haemophilia.org.nz Haemophilia Foundation of New Zealand
www.inronline.net INR Online – Coaguchek XS Home INR Testing for Patients on Warfarin
www.leukaemia.org.nz Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand
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HEALTHY LIFESTYLE - Diet, Exercise
www.5aday.co.nz 5+ A Day – Fresh Fruit and Vegetables
www.acnem.org Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (ACNEM)
www.aspireforlife.com Aspire for Life - Online Programme for Weight Loss and Healthy Living
www.codoil.co.nz Cod Liver Oil Supplements
www.dietitians.co.nz Dietitians New Zealand - Find a Dietitian, Nutrition Resources
www.eatmovelive.govt.nz Eat Move Live – Big Changes Start Small
www.emark.co.nz eMark – Meal Plans, Food and Drink Classification System
www.foodswitch.co.nz FoodSwitch - You Can Scan the Barcode of Packaged Foods Using Your Smartphone Camera and Receive Immediate, Easy to Understand Nutritional Advice and a List of Similar Foods that are Healthier Choices.
www.glycemicindex.com The Official Website of the Glycemic Index and GI Database
www.healthyfood.co.nz Healthy Food Guide
liveto100.everybody.co.nz Live to 100 - Preventive Health & Wellbeing for Kiwis
myfamily.kiwi Family Food – Easy, Fast and Affordable Food Ideas
www.nutritionfoundation.org.nz NZ Nutrition Foundation
www.nzsport.co.nz Sport NZ – Contacts for Sports Clubs Throughout New Zealand
www.r2r.org.nz Rangatahi Tu Rangatira (R2R) Teaches Traditional Māori Sports and Games to Rangatahi and Health Providers Working with Them
www.reps.org.nz New Zealand Register of Exercise Professionals
www.vegetables.co.nz Recipes and Information about Vegetables
www.weightwatchers.co.nz Weight Watchers
www.whfoods.com The World’s Healthiest Foods
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HEPATITIS
www.hepatitisfoundation.org.nz The Hepatitis Foundation of New Zealand
hepcnz.org Hepatitis C Resource Centre
www.hep-druginteractions.org HEP Drug Interaction Checker
www.needle.co.nz New Zealand Needle Exchange Programme
www.viekira.co.nz Viekira Pak – Treatment for Genotype 1 Chronic Hepatitis C in New Zealand
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HIV and AIDS
www.bodypositive.org.nz Body Positive - Support for People Living with HIV and AIDS
www.hivsymptomsonline.com HIV Symptoms - Comprehensive HIV information Site. Providing HIV Symptoms Information is the Main Focus of this Site but there is a lot More Information here on HIV and AIDS
www.nzaf.org.nz New Zealand Aids Foundation
www.positivewomen.org.nz Positive Women - Supporting Women and Families Living with HIV and AIDS
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INFECTIOUS DISEASES
www.asid.net.au Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases - Clinical Guidelines
www.e-bug.eu e-Bug - A Place to Play Games and Learn About Microbes
www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/eaad European Antibiotic Awareness Day
www.health.govt.nz/publication/communicable-disease-control-manual-2012 Communicable Disease Control Manual 2012 (Ministry of Health) Seeks to Inform and Assist Those at the Frontline of Public Health Action, namely the Medical Officers of Health, Health Protection Officers and Staff at Public Health Units. The Primary Purpose of the Manual is to Describe the Standard Practice that Public Health Services Would Normally Follow in Regard to the Prevention and Control of Notifiable Diseases
www.meningitis.org.nz The Meningitis Foundation
www.meningitis-trust.org The Meningitis Trust – Meningitis and Septicaemia Support
www.polioeradication.org Global Polio Eradication Initiative
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LABORATORY
www.abbottpointofcare.com Abbott Point of Care: i-STAT System is a Portable Blood Analyzer that Delivers Lab-quality Results in Minutes at the Patient's Side
www.chl.co.nz Canterbury Health Labs – Perform Testing for ‘Antenatal Screening for Down Syndrome and Other Conditions’ (website www.nsu.govt.nz has complete information)
www.dhbsharedservices.health.nz DHB Shared Services – Laboratory Schedule Test List and Laboratory Test Guidelines
www.dnadiagnostics.co.nz DNA Diagnostics - Fully Accredited Auckland Based DNA testing laboratory. Specialising in Court Acceptable DNA Testing for Proof of Paternity but also Provide other DNA Profiling Services Including Twin Zygosity Testing to Determine if they are Identical or not
www.labplus.co.nz LabPlus – Perform Testing for ‘Antenatal Screening for Down Syndrome and Other Conditions’ (website www.nsu.govt.nz has complete information)
www.labtests.co.nz Labtests – Auckland
www.rcpamanual.edu.au RCPA Manual – The Royal College of Pathologists Australasia - Search for the Pathology Tests Required for a Clinical Problem
www.sclabs.co.nz Southern Community Laboratories
www.testsafe.co.nz Testsafe - Shared Information, Quality Care - Auckland
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LOCUM AGENCIES
www.gpwanted.com GP Wanted
www.kiwisstat.com Kiwis STAT
www.locums.co.nz Gold Standard Locums
www.medrecruit.com MedRecruit
www.ochrerecruitment.com Ochre Recruitment
www.triagelocums.com Triage Locums
www.triple0.com Triple0 Medical Recruitment
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MAORI HEALTH – General
www.kiaorahauora.co.nz Kia Ora Hauora - Maori Health Workforce Development Programme
www.maorihealth.govt.nz Information about Maori Health
www.matatini.co.nz Te Rau Matatini - Aotearoa Maori Health Workforce Development
www.mauriora.co.nz Mauri Ora Associates - Cultural Competency Courses, Language and Research
www.taneora.co.nz National Maori Men’s Health Coalition
www.teora.maori.nz Te Ohu Rata O Aoteoroa (Te ORA) – Maori Medical Practitioners Association
www.tewhaioranga.co.nz PHARMAC Initiatives Focusing on Māori Health and Well-being
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MAORI HEALTH – Smoking
www.auahikore.org.nz Auahi Kore - Changing Attitudes and Encouraging Maori to Stop Smoking
   
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MEDICAL APPS
www.imedicalapps.com iMedicalApps – United States-Based Site, Where Apps are Independently Reviewed by Clinicians, Medical Trainees and Technical Advisors. The Cochrane Collaboration Lists ImedicalApps as a Trusted Evidence-Based Website
www.myhealthapps.net my health apps – Online Directory of Apps. Information About the Developers, Their Funding, Contact Details and Whether Medical Professionals Were Involved in the App’s Development Must be in the Public Domain for the App to be Listed
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MEDICAL ORGANISATIONS - Insurance, Legal, Political
www.hdc.org.nz Health and Disability Commissioner
www.hpdt.org.nz New Zealand Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal
www.legalmedicine.com.au The Australasian College of Legal Medicine
www.mas.co.nz Medical Assurance Society
www.mcnz.org.nz Medical Council of New Zealand
www.medicalprotection.org Medical Protection Society
www.medicus.co.nz Medicus Indemnity New Zealand
www.nzma.org.nz New Zealand Medical Association
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MEDICAL RECORDS
www.careconnect.co.nz CareConnect - Regional Initiative to Improve Patient Information Sharing Among Healthcare Providers - Northland and Auckland DHBs
www.ereferrals.co.nz eReferrals - Auckland Regional Electronic Referrals
www.healthlink.net HealthLink - Enables Medical Practices to Communicate Electronically with the Rest of the Health System
www.healthstat.co.nz HealthStat - Lets You See Your Practice Profile at a Glance
www.hinz.org.nz Health Informatics New Zealand
hmael.nz hMael - Secure Mail for Health
hp.vensahealth.com Vensa Health - XT2Remind is an SMS-based Patient Reminder (SMS PR) System that Interfaces with Your Patient Management Systems (e.g. MedTech32)
www.konnect.co.nz Konnect NET - SureMed Collects Medical Information Required by Authorised Third Parties e.g. Insurance Underwriters
www.managemyhealth.co.nz Manage My Health - Allows Access to Your Personal Health Information
www.medtechglobal.com Medtech
www.mypractice.co.nz My Practice - Electronic Medical Records
www.patientportals.co.nz Patient Portals
www.primewise.co.nz PrimeWise – Intelligent Health Systems e.g. EnrolWise is a Portal Designed to Remove the Problems Caused by Incomplete, Invalid or Missing Enrolment Documents
www.sharedcareplan.co.nz National Health Shared Care Plan - Supporting People with Long Term Conditions to Develop an Electronic Care Plan
www.telehealth.co.nz NZ Telehealth Resource Centre
www.2onions.com 2Onions Patient Centric Healthcare - Fast, Reliable, Access to Records for Medical Practices
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MEN'S HEALTH
www.andrologyaustralia.org Andrology Australia – What Every Man Needs to Know
www.essentiallymen.net Essentially Men - Information about Workshops, Support Activities and Services for Men
www.manalive.org.nz Man Alive - Working for Men and Boys in Community - Whangarei and Auckland
www.menshealthnz.org.nz Men’s Health Trust New Zealand
www.menshealthweek.co.nz Promoting Awareness of Male Specific Preventable Health Issues
www.oneheartmanylives.co.nz One Heart Many Lives - Inspiring Maori and Pacific Men to Get a Heart Check
www.vasman.co.nz The Vasman – Vasectomy Operation and Useful Downloadable Information Sheets - Auckland
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MENTAL HEALTH - General
www.likeminds.org.nz Like Minds, Like Mine - Reducing the Stigma and Discrimination Associated with Mental Illness
www.mentalhealth.org.nz Mental Health Foundation New Zealand
www.pathways.co.nz Pathways – National Provider of Community Based Mental Health and Wellness Services
www.primarymentalhealth.org.nz Ministry of Health – Primary Mental Health and Addiction Website
www.stepforwardnz.co.nz Step Forward – End Mental Illness Discrimination
www.supportingfamiliesnz.org.nz Supporting Families in Mental Illness New Zealand
www.tepou.co.nz Mental Health Research, Information and Workforce Development
www.workfocus.org.nz Workfocus is Committed to Assisting People Who Have Lived Experience of Mental Illness to Gain Employment or Support Those Already Employed
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MENTAL HEALTH - Anxiety and Phobias
www.anxiety.org.nz Anxiety New Zealand Trust
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MENTAL HEALTH - Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
www.aacbt.org Australian Association for Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy
www.babcp.com British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapie
www.beckinstitute.org Beck Institute for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
www.getselfhelp.co.uk GET Self Help – Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Self-Help Resources
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MENTAL HEALTH - Counselling
www.lifeline.org.nz Lifeline Aotearoa
www.nzac.org.nz New Zealand Association of Counsellors – Links to Registered Counsellors
www.psychologistsboard.org.nz New Zealand Psychologists Board – Links to Registered Psychologists
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MENTAL HEALTH - Doctor Self Care
php.oma.org Professionals Health Program
www.resilientgp.org Resilient GP – UK Organisation set up to Support GPs in Developing Working Practices Designed to Prevent Burn Out and to Support a Highly Effective Primary Care Service
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MENTAL HEALTH - E-Therapy Resources
www.beatingtheblues.co.nz Beating the Blues – Online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
www.bigwhitewall.com Big White Wall – Aimed at Age 16+ Experiencing a Mild to Moderate Mental Health Problem. People can Self-Refer if they have a Postcode Within the Auckland DHB Area, or can be Referred by their GP
www.calm.auckland.ac.nz CALM – Computer Assisted Learning for the Mind
www.depression.org.nz Online Tool for Depression Self Management - The Journal
www.ecouch.anu.edu.au/welcome E-Couch - Help with Anxiety and Depression
www.moodgym.anu.edu.au/welcome Mood GYM - Cognitive Behaviour and Interpersonal Therapy
www.otago.ac.nz/rid Recovery via the Internet from Depression
www.sparx.org.nz SPARX – Computer Program That Helps Young People Learn Skills to Deal With Feeling Down, Depressed or Stressed
www.thelowdown.co.nz Helping Youth with Depression
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MENTAL HEALTH - Eating Disorders
www.creds.org.nz Central Region Eating Disorder Services - Information and Links to Other Eating Disorder Services Around New Zealand
www.ed.org.nz Eating Disorders Association of NZ
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MENTAL HEALTH - Mood Disorders
www.blackdoginstitute.org.au Black Dog Institute – Useful Fact Sheets for Mood Disorders – Depression and Bipolar Disorder
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MENTAL HEALTH – Post Partum
www.imhaanz.org.nz Infant Mental Health Association of Aotearoa New Zealand
www.mothershelpers.co.nz Mothers Helpers - Supporting Mums Under Stress
www.mothersmatter.co.nz Mothers Matter - Support for Mothers Experiencing Postnatal Depression
www.pada.nz Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Aotearoa
www.tabs.org.nz
 
Trauma and Birth Stress – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder After Childbirth
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MENTAL HEALTH – Psychosis
www.eppic.org.au Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention Centre (EPPIC) is an Integrated and Comprehensive Mental Health Service Aimed at Addressing the Needs of People aged 15-24 with a First Episode of Psychosis in the Western and North-western regions of Melbourne - Website is a Training and Education Resource for Early Psychosis Clinicians and Researchers
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MENTAL HEALTH - Resilience
www.authentic-happiness.com Authentic Happiness
www.balance.org.nz Balance NZ Promote the Wellbeing of Those Affected by Mental Illness
www.engagenz.co.nz Engage Aotearoa – Promoting Mental Health Recovery
www.freemindfulness.org Free Mindfulness Project – Free-to-download Mindfulness Meditation Exercises
www.helpguide.org Helpguide – Understand, Prevent and Resolve Life’s Challenges
www.peerzone.info PeerZone – Mutual Support for Working Age People with Mental Distress - Face-to-Face Groups are Backed up by Online Resources and a Chat Facility
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MENTAL HEALTH - Suicide
www.qpr.org.nz QPR Suicide Prevention
www.spinz.org.nz Suicide Prevention in New Zealand
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MENTAL HEALTH - Youth
www.commonground.org.nz Common Ground Aims to Ensure Parents, Families, Whānau and Friends of Young People Have Easy Access to Information that Will Help Them Support Young People to Manage Hard Times, and Enjoy Positive Mental Health and Wellbeing
www.sdqinfo.com Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) - Brief Behavioural Screening for Ages 3-16
www.youthline.co.nz Youthline - Counselling and Support Service for Young People
www.werrycentre.org.nz The Werry Centre for Child and Adolescent Mental Health
www.whatsup.co.nz What's Up is a Free Counselling Service for Young People
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NEUROLOGY - General
www.acmsupport.org.nz Arnold–Chiari Malformation Support Group
www.anzmes.org.nz Associated New Zealand Myalgic Encephalopathy (ME) Society
www.aphasia.org.nz Aphasia New Zealand Charitable Trust
www.dyslexiafoundation.org.nz Dyslexia Foundation of New Zealand
www.dyspraxia.org.nz The Dyspraxia Support Group of New Zealand
www.epilepsy.org.nz Epilepsy New Zealand
www.gbsnz.org.nz Guillain Barre Syndrome Support Group Trust
www.ihs-headache.org International Headache Society
www.mda.org.nz Muscular Dystrophy Association of New Zealand
www.mnda.org.nz Motor Neurone Disease Association of New Zealand
www.msnz.org.nz MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Society of New Zealand
www.neurological.org.nz Neurological Foundation of New Zealand
www.neurosymptoms.org Functional and Dissociative Neurological Symptoms: A Patient’s Guide
www.nfnz.org.nz Neurofibromatosis New Zealand
www.ninds.nih.gov National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (USA) - Patient Information on a Wide Range of Neurological Conditions
www.postpolio.org.nz Post Polio Support Society of New Zealand
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NEUROLOGY - Head Injury, Concussion Clinics and Rehabilitation
www.abi-rehab.co.nz ABI Rehabilitation New Zealand – Services Based in North Island
www.adapttherapy.co.nz Adapt Therapy Services is a Community-based Organisation Offering Assessment, Rehabilitation Services and Preventative Initiatives.
bjsm.bmj.com/content/47/5/259.full.pdf SCAT3 – Sport Concussion Assessment Tool 3rd edition
www.brain-injury.org.nz Brain Injury Association of New Zealand
www.coachingtoolbox.co.nz Coaching Toolbox – Under Category ‘RugbySmart Injury Management’ Concussion Advice Sheet for Rugby Player. Detailed Concussion Documents can be Found at www.acc.co.nz
www.focusonpotential.co.nz Focus on Potential - Servicing the Central North Island
www.gains.co.nz Gains Psychology and Consulting Services – Services Based in Hawke’s Bay
www.healthcarenelson.co.nz Nelson Nursing Services – Link to Star Concussion Clinic
www.im-able.com Im-Able – The Able-X System Helps Restore Arm Movement and Coordination Lost Through Brain Injury Such as a Stroke
www.insightteam.co.nz INSIGHT Community Division of Laura Fergusson Trust - South Island (North/South Canterbury, Christchurch, Timaru)
www.rehabilitation.org.nz New Zealand Rehabilitation Association
www.southernrehab.co.nz Southern Rehabilitation Institute – Services Based in Christchurch
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NEUROLOGY - Movement Disorders
www.dystonia.org.nz New Zealand Dystonia Patient Network
www.essentialtremor.org.nz New Zealand Essential Tremor Support Group
www.huntingtons.org.nz Huntington’s Disease Associations of New Zealand
www.movementdisorders.org The Movement Disorder Society (USA)
www.parkinsons.org.nz Parkinson’s New Zealand
www.rls.org Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation (USA)
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NEUROLOGY - Stroke
www.stroke.org.nz Stroke Foundation of New Zealand
www.strokecenter.org The Internet Stroke Center – Useful Forms Under Category ‘Professionals’ and Subcategory ‘Outcome Assessment Scales’
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OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH
www.anzsom.org.au Australia and New Zealand Society of Occupational Medicine
www.business.govt.nz/worksafe Worksafe New Zealand - Notifiable Occupational Disease (NODS) Forms
www.habitatwork.co.nz HabitAtWork is an Educational Tool Promoting Self-Help and Problem Solving for Preventing and Managing Discomfort, Pain and Injury
www.maritimenz.govt.nz Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) - Resources for Doctors to Download or Read: including Master List of Approved Medical Practitioners Qualified to do Examinations for Issue of Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) Certificates of Medical Fitness for Seafarers
www.nzohna.org.nz New Zealand Occupational Health Nurses Association
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OPHTHALMOLOGY
www.contactlens.org.nz Cornea and Contact Lens Society
www.geteyesmart.org Get Eye Smart - Eye Health Information for the Public from the American Academy of Ophthalmology
www.glaucoma.org.nz Glaucoma New Zealand
www.mdnz.org.nz Macular Degeneration New Zealand
www.nzao.co.nz New Zealand Association of Optometrists
www.ranzco.edu The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists
www.retina.org.nz Retina New Zealand
www.saveoursight.co.nz Save Our Sight - Public Awareness Campaign for Eye Health
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ORAL HEALTH
www.ada.org American Dental Association – Public Resources Link to Oral Health Topics
www.healthysmiles.org.nz Healthy Smiles is the New Zealand Dental Association Website – Resource Centre Link to Oral Health Topics
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ORTHOPAEDICS - General
www.aucklandboneandjoint.co.nz Auckland Bone and Joint Surgery: Private Orthopaedic Service – Useful Patient Information on Orthopaedic Conditions and Procedures
www.eorthopod.com eOrthopod - Understandable Information about Orthopaedic Conditions
www.musculoskeletal.co.nz New Zealand Association of Musculoskeletal Medicine
www.nzoa.org.nz New Zealand Orthopaedic Association
www.orthobullets.com Orthobullets Online Resource
www.orthoinfo.aaos.org American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons - OrthoInfo
www.orthotics.co.nz Orthotic Centre
www.wheelessonline.com Wheeless Orthopaedic Online Textbook
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ORTHOPAEDICS - Artificial Limbs
www.af.org.nz Amputees Federation of New Zealand
www.nzals.govt.nz New Zealand Artificial Limb Service
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PACIFIC HEALTH
www.mpia.govt.nz Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs
www.pacifichealth.org.nz Pasifika Medical Association
www.vakatautua.co.nz Vaka Tautua – Pacific Disability, Mental Health and Older Peoples Support
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PAEDIATRIC CONDITIONS - General
www.cah.org.nz Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia Support Group
www.cfnz.org.nz Cystic Fibrosis Associated of New Zealand
www.cpsociety.org.nz Cerebral Palsy Society of New Zealand
www.cryingoverspiltmilk.co.nz Crying Over Spilt Milk – Gastric Reflux Support Group New Zealand
www.faceit.org.nz Face It – Cleft Lip and/or Palate New Zealand Support Group
www.fragilex.org.nz Fragile X Trust (N.Z.)
www.headsmart.org.uk HeadSmart – Be Brain Tumour Aware - Project that Aims to Enhance the Awareness of Symptoms of Brain Tumours in Children and Young People
www.healthyheroes.org.nz Healthy Heroes is a Nine-Week School Programme for 8—12 year olds. The Children are Set Healthy Eating and Exercise Goals
www.idfnz.org.nz Immune Deficiencies Foundation New Zealand
www.kidneykids.org.nz Kidney Kids
www.rch.org.au The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne - Patient Information Sheets on Paediatric Conditions
www.starship.org.nz Starship Children's Hospital - Paediatric Guidelines
www.wongbakerfaces.org Wong-Baker FACES Pain Rating Scale – Pain Assessment Tool for Children
www.yellowalert.org Yellow Alert Prolonged Jaundice in New Born Babies Awareness Campaign. Yellow Alert Promotes the Early Diagnosis and Appropriate Referral for Liver Disease in Newly Born Infants.  It is Vital that Liver Disease in Newly Born Babies is Identified and Treated as Early as Possible
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PAEDIATRIC CONDITIONS - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
www.adhd.org.nz New Zealand Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Support Group
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PAEDIATRIC CONDITIONS - Autism Spectrum Disorders
www.altogetherautism.org.nz Altogether Autism
asdinschools.org.nz ASD in New Zealand Schools
www.asdpasifika.org.nz Pasifika Autism Support Group is a New Initiative for Pasifika Parents and Carers to Meet With Others, Share Similar Experiences, Gain New Information and Bring Awareness of Autism to the Pacific Community (Auckland)
www.autism.org.nz Children’s Autism Foundation
www.autismnz.org.nz Autism New Zealand
www.withyoueverystepoftheway.com Cloud 9 Children’s Foundation - Keeping the Dream Alive for Children with Asperger's Syndrome
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PAEDIATRIC CONDITIONS - Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI)
www.safesleepday.org.nz Safe Sleep Day
www.sids.org.nz SIDS New Zealand - Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Resources
www.whakawhetu.co.nz Whakawhetu National SUDI Prevention for Maori
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PALLIATIVE CARE
www.advancecareplanning.org.nz Advance Care Planning
acp.hiirc.org.nz New Zealand Advanced Care Planning Cooperative
www.agooddeath.co.nz A Good Death – 30 Minute Documentary on a Terminal COPD Patient’s Last Few Months Care, Includes Advanced Care Planning
www.fdanz.org.nz Funerals New Zealand – The Authoritive Website for Funeral Resources
www.hospice.org.nz Hospice New Zealand - Palliative Care Handbook (located under title 'Resources & Research')
www.mcpcil.org.uk Marie Care Palliative Care Institute Liverpool – Helpful Leaflets for Patients, Carers and Family
palcare.streamliners.co.nz Palliative Care Service for Canterbury District Health Board – Useful GP and Patient Resources including: Prescribing of Opioids, Prescription Chart for Documenting Medicines Given via Syringe Driver
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PARENTING and/ or PAEDIATRIC CARE - Advice, Information, Support
www.askdrsears.com Dr Sear’s Official Website – Parenting Advice, Parenting Books and more
www.barnardos.org.nz Barnardos - Children and Young People Care, Support, Education and Learning Opportunities
www.brainwave.org.nz Brainwave Trust Aotearoa – Build a Lifetime in the First Three Years
www.developingchild.harvard.edu Center on the Developing Child - Harvard University
www.fatherandchild.org.nz Father and Child – Support for Fathers by Fathers
www.freshperspective.org.nz Fresh Perspective – Family Mentoring Services
www.grg.org.nz Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
incredibleyearsnz.co.nz The Incredible Years are Evidence-based Programmes for Parents, Children, and Teachers. The Goal is to Prevent and Treat Young Children's Behaviour Problems and Promote their Social, Emotional, and Academic Competence
www.kidshealth.org.nz Kidshealth - Information About Your Children's Health
www.kiwifamilies.co.nz Kiwi Families - Information, Advice and Support for New Zealand Parents
www.multiples.org.nz New Zealand Multiple Birth Association
www.nzchildren.co.nz The Children’s Social Health Monitor New Zealand
www.raisingchildren.net.au Raising Children Network - Australian Resource for Parenting Newborn to Teens
www.skip.org.nz Strategies for Kids, Information for Parents (SKIP) - Supports Parents to Raise Their Children in a Positive Way
teenparentschools.org.nz Teen Parent Schools
www.theparentingplace.com The Parenting Place - Parent Information, Seminars and Online Shopping - Auckland
www.triplep-staypositive.net Triple P - Evidence-Based Parenting Intervention with a Version of the Programme Tailored Specifically for Primary Care Settings
www.zerotothree.com Zero to Three - American Non Profit Organisation Improving the Lives of Infants and Toddlers
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PATIENT INFORMATION - New Zealand ‘General’ – Information
www.cab.org.nz Citizens Advice Bureau
www.familybudgeting.org.nz New Zealand Federation of Family Budgeting Services
www.familydoctor.co.nz Family Doctor – Reliable Medical Information
www.healthed.govt.nz Patient Information in Different Languages
www.healthnavigator.org.nz Health Navigator New Zealand – Reliable Health Information and Self Help Resources
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PATIENT INFORMATION – Overseas ‘General’ – Information
www.mayoclinic.com Mayo Clinic
www.medlineplus.gov/ Medline Plus
www.patient.co.uk Patient.co.uk
www.webmd.com WebMD
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PHARMACOLOGY - General
www.centraltas.co.nz Central Region's Technical Advisory Services – Resources Under Pharmacy Programme Section of the Website include: LTC Service Protocol, LTC Service Eligibility
www.fda.gov US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
www.idhdp.com International Doctors For Healthy Drug Policies - Purpose is to Increase the Participation of Medical Doctors in Drug Policy Reform
www.maa.org.nz Medical Aid Abroad – Schemes for Forwarding a Variety of Unused Medicines to Developing Countries
www.medicine.iupui.edu/clinpharm/ddis Indiana University Division of Clinical Pharmacology - Clinically Relevant Cytochrome P450 Drug Interaction Table
www.medicinesnz.co.nz Medicines New Zealand - Industry Association Representing Companies Engaged in the Research, Development, Manufacture and Marketing of Prescription Medicines
www.nzhpa.org.nz New Zealand Hospital Pharmacists' Association - Notes on Injectable Drugs
nzphvc.otago.ac.nz NZ Pharmacovigilance Centre - Adverse Drug Reaction Reporting (Online or Downloadable Paper Forms)
www.pharmaconline.co.nz Pharmac Online - Ordering Information and Resources
www.qtdrugs.org Drugs to Avoid in Patients with Long QT Syndrome – Links to Website
www.saferx.co.nz Safe Rx – High Risk Medicines Summary Sheets
www.samplesfirst.co.nz SamplesFirst – Access New or Alternative Treatment Samples, Quickly and at No Cost – Website Launched by MIMS (NZ) Ltd
www.safeuseofmedicines.co.nz Safe and Quality Use of Medicines
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PHARMACOLOGY - Database of Medicines
www.bnf.org British National Formulary (BNF)
www.drugs.com Drug Information Online - Database Containing Information on Medicines used in 185 Countries
www.mayoclinic.com/health/drug-information/DrugHerbIndex Mayo Clinic – Drugs and Supplements
www.medicines.org.uk Electronic Medicines Compendium (eMC) - Contains Information About UK Licensed Medicines
www.medsafe.govt.nz Medsafe - New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority
www.mims.co.nz MIMS New Zealand - Comprehensive and Up To Date Drug Reference System
www.mimsonline.co.nz MIMS Online – Subscription Only Website Providing Access to Following Products: MIMS Abbreviated Medicines Information, MIMS Drug Alert, Medsafe Product Data Sheets and Consumer Medicine Information, Hospital Guidelines and Medicine Information, MIMS Library
www.mymedicines.nz New Zealand Formulary (NZF) Patient Information Leaflets (PIL)
www.nzfchildren.org.nz New Zealand Formulary for Children
www.nzformulary.org New Zealand Formulary - Comprehensive Medicines Information including: Adverse Effects, Breastfeeding, Contraindications, Dosage (adult and paediatric), Drug Interactions, Hepatic and Renal Impairment, Pregnancy, Special Authority Forms
www.pharmac.health.nz Pharmac – Pharmaceutical Management Agency – Numerous Resources Including: Clinicians’ Newsletter, Pharmaceutical Schedule, Special Authority Forms
www.rxlist.com RxList – The Internet Drug Index
www.schedule.co.nz Pharmac - The Pharmaceutical Schedule Subscription
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PHARMACOLOGY - Pregnancy and/or Breastfeeding
www.breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk The Breastfeeding Network - Drugs in Breastmilk PDF Factsheets
www.perinatology.com Drugs in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding – Links to Good Websites
www.safefetus.com SafeFetus.com – Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation
www.tga.gov.au Therapeutic Goods Administration - Links to Prescribing Medicines in Pregnancy
www.toxnet.nlm.nih.gov Toxnet – Links to LactMed – A Peer-Reviewed and Fully Referenced Database of Drugs in Breastfeeding
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PHARMACOLOGY - Prescribing Tools for Older People
www.americangeriatrics.org The American Geriatrics Society (Key Word = Beers) - The Beers Criteria Consists of Three Lists of Medicines Ranked According to Their Potential for Causing Adverse Reactions in Older People: 1 Medicines Known to Cause Adverse Reactions in Older people, 2 Medicines that May Be Inappropriate for Older People with Specific Diseases or Risks Factors, 3 Medicines that Should be Prescribed to Older People with Caution
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PHARMACY
www.medicopak.co.nz Medico Pak – Blister Pack for Patient Medications
www.netpharmacy.co.nz NetPharmacy – Online Pharmacy
www.pgnz.org.nz Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand
www.pharmacydirect.co.nz Pharmacy Direct - Online Pharmacy
www.radiuspharmacy.co.nz Radius Pharmacy – Online Pharmacy
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PLASTIC SURGERY - General
www.plasticsurgery.org.nz New Zealand Association of Plastic Surgeons - Links to Surgeons
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PLASTIC SURGERY -  Burns
www.burns.org.nz Burn Support Group Charitable Trust
www.nationalburnservice.co.nz National Burn Service - Guidelines, Referral Forms and Patient information
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PREGNANCY and/or PAEDIATRIC CARE – General (New Zealand)
www.aim.org.nz Action to Improve Maternity
www.ariosadx.com The Harmony Prenatal Test is a Blood Test for Trisomies 21 (Down syndrome), 18, and 13 that Delivers Accurate Results from as Early as 10 weeks of Pregnancy.
At Labtests www.labtests.co.nz currently this testing is not covered under the community contract for funded pathology testing services, and does incur a cost of $675 NZD per patient. This sum covers collection, transport of samples to the USA, testing and reporting of results. Turnaround time is around ten working days from collection to result, and tests can be taken from ten weeks onwards.
www.bounty.co.nz Bounty - Pregnancy and Early Childhood Information
www.cpag.org.nz Child Poverty Action Group
www.findyourmidwife.co.nz Find Your Midwife
www.foodsmart.govt.nz Food Smart (New Zealand Food Safety Authority) - Food Safety in Pregnancy – Downloadable Information
www.forbaby.co.nz Wattie’s For Baby Nutrition – Age Specific Feeding and Development Information for your Child
www.maternity.org.nz Maternity Services Community Council
www.midwife.org.nz New Zealand College of Midwives
www.parentscentre.org.nz Parents Centres New Zealand - Antenatal Education and Childbirth Support
www.plunket.org.nz Plunket - Support Services for the Health and Wellbeing of Children Under 5
www.ranzcog.edu.au Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
www.tapuaki.org.nz Tapuaki Pacific Pregnancy & Parenting Education
www.wellchild.org.nz Well Child/Tamariki Ora Services
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PREGNANCY and/or PAEDIATRIC CARE – General (Overseas)
www.americanbaby.com American Baby Magazine
www.babycenter.com BabyCenter – Pregnancy, Baby, Toddler, Kids
www.cyh.com Child, Youth and Women’s Health Service
www.fitpregnancy.com Fit Pregnancy - Pegnancy, Baby, Conceive, Moms, Exercise, Recipes
www.gestation.net Gestation Network - Fetal Growth Assessment
www.I-am-pregnant.com I Am Pregnant - Pregnancy Community and Forum, Pregnancy and Baby Information
www.ican-online.org International Caesarean Awareness Network
www.kellymom.com Kellymom - Breastfeeding and Parenting
www.marchofdimes.com March of Dimes - Pregnancy, Baby, Prematurity, Birth Defects
www.mothering.com Mothering - Pregnancy, Birth, Breastfeeding and Parenting
www.pregnancy.org Getting Pregnant to Baby and Beyond
www.rcog.org.uk Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists – Useful Patient Information for Pregnancy and Birth Conditions
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PREGNANCY and/or PAEDIATRIC CARE – Breastfeeding
www.babyfriendly.org.nz The New Zealand Breastfeeding Authority
www.bfmed.org The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM) - A Worldwide Organization of Physicians Dedicated to the Promotion, Protection and Support of Breastfeeding and Human Lactation
www.bfw.org.nz Breastfeeding Friendly Workplaces
www.lalecheleague.org.nz La Leche League Breastfeeding Information and Support
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PRISON MEDICINE
www.corrections.govt.nz Department of Corrections
www.pars.co.nz Prisoners' Aid and Rehabilitation Society
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PUBLIC HEALTH – General
www.arphs.govt.nz Auckland Regional Public Health Service
www.cph.co.nz Community and Public Health – A Division of the Canterbury District Health Board
www.esr.cri.nz Environmental Science and Research – Public Health Surveillance
www.handhygiene.org.nz Hand Hygiene NZ - Clean Hands Save Lives. Hand Hygiene is Important in the Fight Against Healthcare Associated Infections
www.hpa.org.nz Health Promotion Agency
www.infectioncontrol.co.nz Infection Prevention and Control
www.pha.org.nz Public Health Association of NZ
www.publichealthworkforce.org.nz Public Health Workforce Development
www.nzcphm.org.nz New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine
www.nzieh.org.nz New Zealand Institute of Environmental Health
www.rph.org.nz Regional Public Health – Greater Wellington
www.sorethroatsmatter.org.nz Sore Throats Matter - They Can Lead to Rheumatic Fever and Heart Damage
www.ttophs.govt.nz Toi Te Ora - Public Health Service of the Bay of Plenty District Health Board and Lakes District Health Board – Rheumatic Fever Initiatives
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PUBLIC HEALTH - Housing
www.biodet.co.nz Biodet Services – Industrial Microbiologists Providing Sellotape Swab Analysis Checking for Fungal Growth Which May Indicate Prolonged Raised Relative Humidity (Auckland)
www.ecoinsulation.co.nz Eco Insulation - Environmentally Friendly Home Insulation
www.energywise.govt.nz Energywise - Assisting People in Insulating their Homes
www.healthyhousing.org.nz Healthy Housing Research
www.hnzc.co.nz Housing New Zealand
www.warmupnz.co.nz Warm Up Counties Manukau is an Insulation Retrofit Project Insulating the Homes of Low-Income High Health-Need Households in the Region
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RADIOLOGY
www.centralpacs.co.nz Centralpacs National Archive for Medical Imaging - Enable Healthcare Services to Access Imaging from a Range of Providers Within a Central Location
www.imagingpathways.health.wa.gov.au Diagnostic Imaging Pathways - A Clinical Decision Support Tool and Educational Resource for Diagnostic Imaging (Western Australia)
www.learningradiology.com Learning Radiology – Recognising the Basics
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RENAL
www.cari.org.au Caring for Australasians with Renal Impairment (CARI) - Chronic Kidney Disease Guidelines
www.ifkf.org International Federation of Kidney Foundations
www.kidneys.co.nz Kidney Health New Zealand - Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Management in General Practice Summary Guide and Useful Patient Information
www.nephrology.edu.au Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology
www.renalsociety.org The Renal Society of Australasia
www.worldkidneyday.org World Kidney Day
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RESEARCH
www.centerwatch.com CenterWatch – The Global Source for Clinical Trials Information
www.clinicaltrials.health.nz New Zealand Clinical Trials
www.hrc.govt.nz Health Research Council of New Zealand
www.neac.health.govt.nz National Ethics Advisory Committee
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RESPIRATORY
www.alpha1.org.nz Alpha- 1 New Zealand - Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency Information and Support
www.anzsrs.org.au Australian and New Zealand Society of Respiratory Science
www.asthmacontrol.co.nz Asthma Control Test
asthmafoundation.org.nz Asthma + Respiratory Foundation
www.brit-thoracic.org.uk British Thoracic Society Respiratory Guidelines
www.ccq.nl Clinical COPD Questionnaire
www.copdx.org.au The COPD-X Plan - Australian and New Zealand Guidelines for the Management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
www.goldcopd.com Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease
www.pamp.co.nz Pictorial Asthma Medication Plan
www.pneumotox.com Pneumotox On Line –The Drug-Induced Respiratory Disease Website
www.pulmonaryrehab.com.au Pulmonary Rehabilitation Toolkit
www.seretide.co.nz Seretide Inhaler
www.spirxpert.com All About Spirometry – Become an Expert in Spirometry
www.thoracic.org American Thoracic Society - Respiratory Health Information for the Public
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RESUSCITATION –  General
www.apls.org.au Advanced Paediatric Life Support Algorithms
www.erc.edu European Resuscitation Council - Resuscitation Guidelines
www.heart.org American Heart Association - Resuscitation Guidelines
www.ilcor.org International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation - Resuscitation Guidelines
www.nzrc.org.nz New Zealand Resuscitation Council - Resuscitation Guidelines
www.resus.org.au Australian Resuscitation Council - Resuscitation Guidelines
www.sepsistrust.org The UK Sepsis Trust - Prehospital Sepsis Screening Tool
www.survivingsepsis.org Surviving Sepsis Campaign – Educational Resource to Train Health Professionals in the Recognition and Immediate Management of Sepsis
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RESUSCITATION – Courses
www.apls.org.nz Advanced Paediatric Life Support
www.emcare.co.nz Emcare Resuscitation Courses
www.everydayhero.org.nz St John Every Day Hero – Course to Help You Find Out What You Know and Pick Up the Basic First Steps
www.neanz.com Professional Resuscitation Services - Auckland
www.prime.stjohn.org.nz PRIME (Primary Response in Medical Emergencies) Programme
www.promed.ac.nz Promed Resuscitation Courses - Timaru
www.resuscitationmatters.co.nz Resuscitation Matters - South Island
www.resuscitationskills.com Resuscitation Skills – Courses and Resources - Auckland
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RHEUMATOLOGY
www.arthritis.org.nz Arthritis New Zealand
www.basdai.com Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis 
Disease Activity Index
www.dontturnyourbackonit.co.nz Inflammatory Back Pain Screening Questionnaire – Checking for Ankylosing Spondylitis
www.lupus.org.nz Lupus Trust of New Zealand
www.rheumatology.org.au Australian Rheumatology Association - Patient Information Sheets on Rheumatology Conditions and Medications
www.rheumatology.org.nz New Zealand Rheumatology Association
www.sjogrensnewzealand.co.nz Sjogren's Syndrome Society New Zealand
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RURAL MEDICINE
www.grassroots.org.nz Grassroots is the Rural Health Club at the University of Auckland
www.leptospirosis.org.nz Leptospirosis New Zealand
www.nomadicgp.wordpress.com Nomadic GP - Adventures of a Rural Locum (Australia)
www.nzirh.org.nz New Zealand Institute of Rural Health - Works with Communities, Providers and Purchasers to Improve the Health Status of Rurally-Based People
www.nzlocums.com NZ Locums - Recruits Doctors to Work in Rural General Practice
www.resilientfarmer.co.nz Resilient Farmer
www.rgpn.org.nz New Zealand Rural General Practice Network
www.rural-support.org.nz Rural Support Trusts Help People and Families in the Wider Rural Community Who Experience an Adverse Event - Climatic, Financial or Personal
www.saferfarms.org.nz Safer Farms
www.tbfree.org.nz TBfree New Zealand - Mission is to Eradicate Bovine Tuberculosis from New Zealand
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SAFETY
www.childrestraints.co.nz NZ Child Restraints – Car Seat Information (Official Information on NZ Transport Agency website - www.nzta.govt.nz)
www.homesafety.co.nz Safety Begins at Home
www.netsafe.org.nz Netsafe – Cybersafety and Security Advice for New Zealand
www.safekids.org.nz Safekids New Zealand - National Child Injury Prevention Service
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SEXUAL HEALTH - General
www.abortion.gen.nz Abortion Services in New Zealand
www.ashm.org.au ASHM - Supporting the HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Workforce
www.familyplanning.org.nz Family Planning - Useful Downloadable Pamphlets on Contraception and Sexual Health
www.fsrh.org RCOG - Faculty Of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare – (listed under category ‘Clinical Guidance) - ‘Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraception Use and Selected Practice Recommendations’ – also useful reference website www.who.int World Health Organisation (Search Word = Contraceptive) – ‘Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use’
www.herpes.org.nz New Zealand Herpes Foundation
www.justthefacts.co.nz Just The Facts About Sexually Transmitted Infections
www.nzshs.org New Zealand Sexual Health Society - Guidelines and Patient Information Sheets
www.sda.uk.net Sexual Advice Association - Sexual Health Information for Men and Women
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SEXUAL HEALTH - Fertility and Infertility
ecart.health.govt.nz Ethics Committee on Assisted Reproductive Technology
www.fertilityassociates.co.nz Fertility Associates – IVF and Fertility Treatment
www.fertilitynz.org.nz Fertility New Zealand
www.ivf-lings.co.nz IVF-lings – A Place for Children Born from IVF
www.naturalfertility.co.nz Natural Fertility NZ – Helping Clients Achieve Pregnancy, Avoid Pregnancy, Learn Fertility Awareness
www.repromed.co.nz Repromed – Fertility Specialists
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SEXUAL HEALTH – Gay, Lesbian and Gender Identity
www.outline.org.nz OUTLine – Confidential and Gay Affirming GLBT Telephone Support and Face to Face Counselling
www.rainbowtick.co.nz Rainbow Tick is a Quality Improvement Cycle Designed to Make an Organisation a Safe, Welcoming and Inclusive Place for People of Diverse Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation
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SEXUAL HEALTH - Sex Workers
www.nzpc.org.nz New Zealand Prostitutes Collective
www.scarletalliance.org.au Scarlet Alliance Australian Sex Workers Association
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SLEEP
www.aasmnet.org American Academy of Sleep Medicine – Source of Evidence on Sleep Treatments
www.blf.org.uk British Lung Foundation (Search Phrase = Epworth Sleepiness Scale) – Online Epworth Sleepiness Score
www.circadin.co.nz Circadin (Melatonin) - Primary Insomnia Medication
www.narcolepsy.org.nz Narcolepsy Support Group New Zealand
www.sleep.org.au Australasian Sleep Association – Patient Information Sheets
www.sleepapnoeanz.org.nz Sleep Apnoea Association of New Zealand
www.sleepassociation.org American Sleep Association – Patient Information Sheets
www.sleepfoundation.org National Sleep Foundation – Sleep Research and Education (USA)
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SPEECH
www.speechtherapy.org.nz New Zealand Speech Language Therapists Association
www.stuttering.co.nz START – Stuttering Treatment and Research Trust
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SPORTS MEDICINE
bjsm.bmj.com/content/47/5/259.full.pdf SCAT3 – Sport Concussion Assessment Tool 3rd edition
www.cardeanutrition.co.nz Cardea Sports Nutrition
www.drugfreesport.org.nz Drug Free Sport NZ - New Zealand's National Anti-Doping Organisation
Information Available on Prohibited Substances - also available on
www.nzformulary.org
Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) application forms
www.sportsmedicine.co.nz Sports Medicine New Zealand
www.sportsmed.net.nz UniSports Sports Medicine - Multi-disciplinary Medical Treatment and Research Facility Specialising in Sports Injuries and Rehabilitation - Auckland
www.spums.org.au South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society – Diving Doctors List
www.wada-ama.org World Anti-Doping Agency
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SYNDROMES
www.littlepeople.org.nz Little People of NZ - Families of Little People, and Other People Interested in Their Welfare. Many Conditions and Syndromes May Cause Dwarfism. Little Person Defined as Height at Maturity Does Not Exceed 1.47 metres
www.marfan.org National Marfan Foundation (USA)
www.nzdsa.org.nz New Zealand Down Syndrome Association
www.pws.org.nz Prader-Willi Syndrome Association of New Zealand
www.rarechromo.org Unique - Inform, Support and Alleviate the Isolation of Anyone Affected by a Rare Chromosome Disorder and to Raise Public Awareness (UK)
www.rettsyndrome.org.nz Rett Syndrome New Zealand
www.turnersyndrome.co.nz Turner Syndrome Support Group NZ
www.williams- syndrome.org.nz New Zealand Williams Syndrome Association
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TOXICOLOGY
www.poisons.co.nz New Zealand National Poisons Centre
www.toxinz.com Information Regarding Toxic Compounds and the Management of Poisoned Patients
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TRANSLATION
www.interpret.org.nz Interpreting New Zealand
www.languageline.govt.nz Office of Ethnic Affairs – Language Line
www.nzsti.org New Zealand Society of Translators and Interpreters
translate.google.co.nz Google Translate
www.watis.org.nz Waitemata Auckland Translation and Interpreting Services
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TRAVEL MEDICINE
www.airnewzealand.co.nz Air New Zealand - Search for "Fitness for Air Travel - Guidelines for Doctors"
www.asma.org Aerospace Medical Association - Medical Guidelines for Airline Travel - Useful Table on 'Suggested DVT Prophylaxis'
www.avsec.govt.nz Aviation Security Service – Information on Taking Medicines in Carry-On Baggage
www.caa.govt.nz Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand – Information on Medical Certification for Aviation Workers
www.cdc.gov Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (USA) - Up to Date Travelers Health Topics: Destinations, Diseases, Resources, Vaccinations
www.fitfortravel.scot.nhs.uk Fit for Travel - Travel Health Information for People Traveling Abroad from UK 
www.incb.org The International Narcotics Control Board has Information on International Agreements Governing the Transportation of Medicines Across Borders
www.malaria-reference.co.uk Malaria Reference Laboratory (UK) - Advice and Guidelines for Malaria Prevention in Travellers
www.malariasite.com Malaria Site – All About Malaria 
www.mfat.govt.nz Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade – Useful Resource When Travelling to a Country with Strict Drug Laws, e.g. Indonesia or Thailand, or if there is Uncertainty Regarding the Legality of a Medicine in Another Country
www.msf.org Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an International, Independent, Medical Humanitarian Organisation that Delivers Emergency Aid to People Affected by Armed Conflict, Epidemics, Natural Disasters and Exclusion from Healthcare

 
www.nztravelmedicine.co.nz Travel Medicine New Zealand
www.safetravel.govt.nz SafeTravel - Official Advice for New Zealanders Living and Travelling Overseas
www.traveldoctor.co.nz Travel Doctor - Travel Medicine Clinics and Up to Date Travel Health Alerts 
www.travel-essentials.co.nz Travel Country Health Reports and Travel Accessories
www.who.int World Health Organisation - International Travel and Health
www.who.int/malaria/travellers World Health Organisation - Information on Malaria, its Geographical Distribution and Recommended Preventive Measures
www.worldwise.co.nz Worldwise - Travellers Health and Vaccination Centres
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UNIVERSITY
www.auckland.ac.nz University of Auckland
www.aumsa.org.nz Auckland University Medical Students' Association
www.aut.ac.nz Auckland University of Technology
www.massey.ac.nz Massey University
www.otago.ac.nz University of Otago
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VASCULAR - General
www.anzsvs.org.au Australia and New Zealand Society for Vascular Surgery
www.awma.com.au Australian Wound Management Association
www.nzwcs.org.nz The New Zealand Wound Care Society
www.obex.co.nz Obex – Compression Hosiery for Varicose Veins and Ulcers, Anti-Embolism Stockings
www.sweathelp.org International Hyperhydrosis Society
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VASCULAR - Lymphology
www.lymphoedema.org.au Australasian Lymphology Association
www.lymphoedemanz.org.nz New Zealand Lymphedema Therapists
www.thebls.com British Lymphology Society
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WOMEN'S HEALTH
www.anzvs.org The Australian and New Zealand Vulvovaginal Society (ANZVS) is a Group of Approximately 70 Gynaecologists, Dermatologists, Pathologists, Sexual Health Physicians and Allied Health Professionals that have a Professional Interest in Vulval Diseases
www.earlymenopause.org.nz New Zealand Early Menopause Support Group
www.menopause.org.au Australasian Menopause Society
meshdownunder.co.nz Mesh Down Under – Site Dedicated to All New Zealanders with Surgical Mesh Complications or Maybe Considering Surgery with Surgical Mesh
www.mirena.co.nz Mirena - Intrauterine System Containing 52 mg Levonorgestrel, which is Slowly Released over 5 years. Mirena Is Only Funded for Heavy Menstrual Bleeding (HMB) and Not Funded for Women for Contraception.
nationalwomenshealth.adhb.govt.nz Auckland District Health Board National Women's Health - Guidelines and Patient Health Fact Sheets in Different Languages
www.novasure.com NovaSure Endometrial Ablation for Heavy Periods
www.pelvicpain.org International Pelvic Pain Society - Information for Women with Chronic Pelvic Pain
www.pelvicpain.org.au Pelvic Pain Foundation of Australia - Information for Women with Chronic Pelvic Pain
www.womens- health.org.nz Women's Health Action Trust
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YOUTH HEALTH
www.arataiohi.org.nz AraTaiohi - For People Working With Young People
www.collaborative.org.nz The Collaborative - For Research and Training in Youth Health and Development
www.syhpanz.co.nz Society of Youth Health Professionals Aotearoa New Zealand
www.youthlaw.co.nz Youthlaw - Community Law Centre for Children and Young People Throughout Aotearoa/New Zealand
www.youthlink.org.nz YouthLink – Programmes Open to Young People Aged 11-16 with Significant Care and Protection or Youth Justice Concerns
www.youthservice.govt.nz Youth Service – Helping High-Risk, Disengaged Young People in Order to Help Them Back into Education, Training or Work
 
 
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PREGNANCY and/or PAEDIATRIC CARE – Breastfeeding
www.babyfriendly.org.nz The New Zealand Breastfeeding Authority
www.bfmed.org The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM) - A Worldwide Organization of Physicians Dedicated to the Promotion, Protection and Support of Breastfeeding and Human Lactation
www.bfw.org.nz Breastfeeding Friendly Workplaces
www.lalecheleague.org.nz La Leche League Breastfeeding Information and Support
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