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Annual report 2019-2020

Our 2019 to 2020 Annual report is now available online. It covers the details of the Board’s operations over this period and the results of the workforce survey.

You can download a copy here.

COVID-19 Update – 17 August, 2020

A well practiced response

With Auckland now at Alert Level 3 and the rest of Aotearoa at Alert Level 2 until 11.59pm August 26 (to be reviewed by Cabinet 21 August) it is very hard to find adequate words to articulate the emotion of going back to higher Alert Levels.

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August Newsletter

Our August newsletter has been emailed to all registered physiotherapists.

You can access it online by clicking here.

MoH notice re face masks

The Ministry of Health has identified potential concerns around the quality of some masks distributed from the National Supply Chain. The concerns relate to inconsistencies in labelling and certification. (more…)

New appointments to the Board

The Physiotherapy Board is pleased to welcome two new Board members to the team – physiotherapist Kelly Brodie and lay member Rosemary (Rose) Wilson. (more…)

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR): consideration in clinical care

In New Zealand, five people per day are treated by St John Ambulance Service for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest; 74% of those patients receive bystander CPR (St John New Zealand, 2018). Early high-quality CPR has been shown to save lives and improve outcomes for patients. (more…)

June Newsletter

Our June newsletter has been emailed to all registered physiotherapists.

You can access it online by clicking here.

CPD decision and framework released

The Board has released its decision following the consultation on Continuing Professional Development and recertification. PDF versions of the decision and the framework are available in our resources section. (more…)

Guidance for Sports Physiotherapists working under Alert Level 2

Many physiotherapists are preparing to return to working alongside sports teams, players and athletes over the coming weeks, whether that be on the field, courtside or within clubrooms. It is important to remember that while many sports have been allowed to resume at Alert Level 2, physiotherapists working with these athletes are still required to take the same care and precautions to protect themselves and the public, as they would working in any other environments. (more…)

Privacy during the pandemic: Dealing with personal information in Level 2

Now that COVID-19 Alert Level 2 has come into effect, physiotherapists have much greater freedom to see patients in face-to-face clinical consultations. But normal service hasn’t resumed yet– Ministry of Health orders require healthcare providers to take specific actions to prevent and control infection during Alert Level 2. Guidance on how those orders apply to physiotherapists can be found here.

This article considers how physiotherapists should deal with personal information about their patients during Alert Level 2 and considers two key aspects:

  • What personal information should physiotherapists collect and how should that information be collected?
  • How may personal information be used or disclosed?

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