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HPDT Finding – Ashley Stiven

The Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal has published its decision upholding a charge against Mr Ashley Stiven, a physiotherapist practising in Dunedin.

The charge related to ACC claims for treatment of people close to him. The full decision is available here. The Board’s Treatment of whānau, family members and others close to you Standard is here.

Guidance on seeing patients at Alert Level 2 (non DHB setting)

 

Updated 8 May 2020

Please note this guide is a living document and will be updated as information from the Ministry of Health is released during the Alert Level changes. Please check both this document and the Ministry of Health website regularly for updates and changes.

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Alert Level 2 – what we know so far

The Prime Minister has signaled that Level 2 may start as early as next Wednesday (13 May) and her Cabinet is meeting today to decide on what this will involve. With this change coming the issue of what Level 2 will look like is understandably top of mind for most primary care providers.  It is frustrating for us and the profession alike that there is currently only high-level guidance available. (more…)

What an unbelievable time and what unbelievable sacrifices the profession has made since the Alert 4 lockdown.  We have had so many calls and emails from physiotherapists struggling with the restrictions – the financial, personal and professional stresses are huge.  Our hearts go out to you and those around you who are impacted by this pandemic.

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Guidance on seeing patients during COVID Alert Level 3 (non-DHB)

Note: “Urgent Care” definition updated by Ministry of Health as at 24 April 2020

This guide is provided for Physiotherapists working in a non-DHB environment. DHB’s will have their own set of guidelines and protocols that DHB physios will need to follow.

This is a living document and will be updated as information from the Ministry of Health is released during the Alert Level changes. Please check it regularly for updates and changes.

Under Alert Level 3 the Ministry of Health has stated, ‘In Alert Level 3 the following guidance remains: (more…)

Guidance on seeing patients during Alert Level 4 lockdown (non-DHB)

This guide is provided for Physiotherapists working in a non-DHB environment. DHB’s will have their own set of guidelines and protocols that DHB physios will need to follow.

The Ministry of Health (MoH) has categorised physiotherapy as an essential service under Alert Level 4 as it meets the following criteria: (more…)

COVID-19 Update – 9 April, 2020

Update and summary of guidance and information

As you, your friends, family, whānau and other colleagues are all coming to grips with life in Alert Level 4 there is an unwavering commitment to do our bit, stay in our bubble and find ways to look after ourselves and those around us. (more…)

ACC Update – April 1

Kia ora,

As we head into week two under Alert Level 4, I want to acknowledge the pressure our frontline providers are under. These are extraordinary circumstances and we are conscious of the stresses the COVID-19 response is placing on physical and staffing resources, and workers themselves. Urgent Care Clinics are among those heavily impacted, and we are encouraging managers to reach out to us for support in meeting contractual requirements. (more…)

MOH request – expressions of interest for COVID-19 response

The Ministry of Health is moving to increase the capacity of the health workforce to deliver essential health services.

We are seeking expressions of interest from health and care profession (more…)

COVID-19 Update – 26 March, 2020

Supporting the COVID-19 response

Firstly, thank you to the hundreds of physiotherapists who registered with us to assist with the Government’s COVID-19 response. It is immensely heartening to know we work with professionals willing to step up in such hard times. (more…)

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