WHAT’S NEW in Auckland Region Community Healthpathways

WEBINAR:  WHAT’S NEW in Auckland Region Community Healthpathways 21 May 2022

The Auckland Faculty of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners presents a FREE online session to provide clinical updates on the Community Healthpathways. This event provides 5 hours of CPD.


8.30 Welcome and housekeeping Sue Tutty
8.35 What's new in Type 2 diabetes
8.40 Guidance on the management of type 2 diabetes Ole Schmiedel
9.05 New medications for diabetes Ole Schmiedel
9.20 Diabetes q & a Ole Schmiedel
9.35 What's new in radiology
9.40 Early detection of lung cancer Paul Dawkins
9.55 Break
10.05 What's new in dermatology
10.10 Melanoma Chris Boberg
10.25 Skin lesions Chris Boberg
10.40 What's new with COVID
10.45 COVID and winter 2022 – What’s around the corner? Christine McIntosh
11.00 COVID and exercise - what you need to know Bruce Hamilton
11.15 Long COVID - Paeds Tuelia Percival
11.25-11.35 Break
11.35 What's new with Atrial Fibrillation
11.40 Reducing the risk Alan Davis
11.55 What's new when facing the future – Kia whakarite: Be prepared
12.00 Programme funding opportunities for ACP Cheryl Calvert
12.07 SICG- serious illness conversation guide Amber Davies
12.14 Facing the Future – Kia whakarite: Be prepared Tammy Pegg
12.30 POI discussion James Jap
12.40 What's new in legal considerations
12.45 End of life bill James Jap
12.55 Cognitive impairment/EPOA Ngaire Kerse
1.10 Fitness to drive Ngaire Kerse
1.25 Te Puaruruhau Juliet Soper
1.35 Gun laws Matt Knowsley
1.45 Wrap up


Topic: Diabetes

Ole Schmiedel

Ole is a consultant in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and General Internal Medicine at Auckland District Health Board (ADHB) and the Service Clinical Director of the Auckland Diabetes Centre. He is involved in education, training and service development projects with a strong focus on supporting primary care teams.

In addition, he specializes in all areas of endocrinology and consults in private practice at Greenlane Medical Specialists.


TOPIC: Early detection of lung cancer

Paul Dawkins

Paul is a Respiratory Physician at Middlemore Hospital, and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Medicine at University of Auckland. He is Clinical Lead for lung cancer at Middlemore, and chairs the NZ Ministry of Health National Lung Cancer Working Group and Northern Cancer Network lung tumour stream. He leads the NZ Bronchiectasis Registry and is principal and co-investigator for a number of commercial clinical trials. He is Director of Physician Education at Middlemore Hospital and is an examiner and training workshop facilitator for RACP. He also consults in private practice at New Zealand Respiratory and Sleep Institute in Greenlane and Pukekohe.


TOPIC: Dermatology

Chris Boberg GPwSI Skin Cancer

FRNZCGP. MBChB.(Otago) Dip Obst. Dip Sci. BSc.

Chris is a Fellow of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners and a fully accredited member and the current President of the New Zealand Skin Cancer Doctors Society (NZSCD) with a strong professional interest and broad experience in the early detection of melanoma and skin cancer management. He is currently the RNZCGP delegate for both MelNet New Zealand and the New Zealand Melanoma Standards and Quality Statements working group. He is also currently Co-Chair of MelNet NZ and Chair of the organizing committee for the NZ Melanoma Summits.



TOPIC: COVID and winter 2022 – What’s around the corner?

Christine McIntosh

Christine is interim Clinical Lead Covid Care in the Community NRHCC, usual roles are GP Liaison Counties Manukau Health, Clinical Editor Auckland Regional Health Pathways and Senior Research Fellow, The University of Auckland.

She is a member of the Clinical Advisory Group, Managing Care in the Community.



TOPICCOVID and exercise - what you need to know

Bruce Hamilton

Bruce has postgraduate qualifications in Tropical Medicine and Sports Law and has published over 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts or book chapters. In 2017 he was awarded a University of Otago medical doctorate (MD) for his muscle injury research. Bruce has attended four Olympic and four Commonwealth Games in a medical capacity and has recently been appointed to the Commonwealth Games Federation Anti-Doping and Medical Commission.



TOPIC: Long COVID- Paeds

Teuila Percival

Teuila is a Consultant Paediatrician at KidzFirst Childrens Hospital and Hon Assoc Professor Department Paediatrics, University of Auckland. She is a member of the Clinical Advisory Group, Managing Covid Care in the Community.




TOPIC: AF - Reducing the risk

Alan Davis

Alan is a stroke physician and geriatrician at Northland DHB. He is also clinical lead for stroke for the Northern Regional Alliance, chair of the National Stroke Network and clinical lead for stroke for the Ministry of Health. Alan has also held leadership roles in clinical IT development and was part of the group that set up Health Pathways in the northern region.



TOPIC: Facing the Future – Kia whakarite: Be prepared

Tammy Pegg

Tammy graduated from the University of Leeds in 2000 and PhD at Oxford University.  She moved to New Zealand in 2009 where she completed advanced training in cardiology prior to moving to Nelson and Marlborough where she works as a consultant cardiologist with a specialist interest in heart failure and cardiac imaging. 

Tammy is currently the clinical lead for the shared goals of care and advanced care planning working groups with the commission.  She lives in Nelson with 2 free range children, her husband and several chickens.  



TOPIC: Programme funding opportunities for ACP

Cheryl Calvert

Cheryl is the Advance Care Planning Programme Lead at Counties Manukau Health.

She is involved in the introduction, promotion, training and implementation of Advance Care Planning(ACP) in clinical and community settings.

Her background is in gerontology and mental health nursing.



TOPIC: SICG - serious illness conversation guide

Amber Davies

Amber is Nurse Specialist at Middlemore hospital who supports clinicians and patients in navigating Goals of Care communication/decisions when recovery is uncertain.  She is a national facilitator for Serious Illness Conversation Guide (SICG) and runs the SICG training programme at Middlemore, leads the emerging Middlemore Shared Goals of Care programme and is a local trainer for Advance Care Planning. Her focus is to ensure care delivery aligns with patients preferences and values.


TOPIC: POI discussions

James Jap

James is Medical Director and Palliative Care Physician at Totara Hospice, where he has worked full-time since 2012. James is one of the co-founders of Palliative Care virtual community of practice, Palliverse. James's interests include; Clinician leadership, the improvement of healthcare in general, especially Palliative Care, through the use of information & communication technology, social media and "thinking differently". James has a vested interest in the plight of the minority patient, as he himself is proudly New Zealand- born Chinese.


TOPIC: Cognitive impairment and fitness to drive

Ngaire Kerse

Ngaire Kerse is a GP in Auckland, Joyce Cook Chair in Ageing Well and Professor of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland.

Ngaire is a member of expert advisory and steering groups for the Health and Quality Safety Commission on preventing harm from falls, the Ministry of Health on comprehensive assessment techniques and the roll-out of the InterRAI. She leads the AWESSoM National Sci4ence Challenge Ageing Well programme  and works as a GP at the Auckland City Mission.



TOPIC: Te Puaruruhau

Juliet Soper

Paediatrician | Te Puaruruhau | Puawaitahi

Dr. Juliet Soper undertook her medical studies at the University of Auckland. For the last 10 years she has been in Saskatchewan, Canada where among other roles she been the lead paediatrician for child protection and involved in regional and national service development, inter-agency collaboration and training in the area of child protection. She is currently working as a a member of the Te Puaruruhau multidisciplinary team as a consultant paediatrician.


TOPIC: Gun laws

Senior Sergeant Matt Knowsley BBS, MALP(dist), PGCertBus

Matt is currently a product lead for the New Zealand Police Arms Transformation Programme. This work was set up partly in response to regulatory reform in the aftermath of the 2019 terrorist attack.

He has been with the New Zealand Police since January 1998. His career has spanned general policing duties, road policing duties, and time as a detective. He has also deployed overseas twice. Prior to his current role, he was responsible for helping to lead the amnesty and buyback of firearms, as well as managing the Auckland City District Arms Office.

Matt is also a firearms licence holder. He lives in Auckland. He is married to a GP and they have two boys. Matt and his wife also ran a small medical business for several years.

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