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2023 Annual Scientific Meeting & Annual General Meeting

15 Nov 2022

Save the Date! ASM & AGM will be held in Wellington from 4-6 May 2023.

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Updated changes to medicines list

24 Mar 2022

Updated changes to medicines list - RN prescribers in primary health and specialty teams Registered Nurse (RN) prescribers use advanced knowledge and skills within a collaborative team environment to enable equitable access to care and medicines. The Council is delighted to announce the medicines list for RN prescribers in primary health and specialty teams has been updated as per the Director-General of Health's latest gazette notice, published 23 March 2022.

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NZSSD NZTA "fitness to drive" assessment

20 Jun 2021

From 8 November 2018 appropriately qualified nurse practitioners and registered nurses, working within their scope of practice, will be able to carry out a fitness to drive assessment.

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Cost of diabetes report

27 Mar 2021

Cost of diabetes report

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Guidance on management of Type 2 diabetes - announced 18 January 2021

18 Jan 2021

Updated primary care guidance on the management of type 2 diabetes brings New Zealand in line with international best practice. Today, the New Zealand Society for the Study of Diabetes (NZSSD) launched up-to-date guidance on the management of type 2 diabetes for primary care practitioners. The NZSSD took the initiative to update the guidance with the support of the Ministry of Health. Dr Helen Snell, President of NZSSD says, “The update is timely as it is almost a decade since the last guidance was released in 2012, and clinical guidance on the appropriate use of the ‘new’ diabetes medicines being funded by PHARMAC from 1st February was required.” Currently, approximately 250,000 people are living with diabetes in New Zealand and Dr Snell adds that "the intent of the updated clinical guidance is to increase the number of people with type 2 diabetes in New Zealand who reach their treatment targets.

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LONG AWAITED NEW MEDICINES FOR TYPE 2 DIABETES TO BE FUNDED FROM 1 FEBRUARY 2021

21 Dec 2020

LONG AWAITED NEW MEDICINES FOR TYPE 2 DIABETES TO BE FUNDED FROM 1 FEBRUARY 2021

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COVID-19 The impact of COVID-19 on District Health Board Diabetes Secondary Care Services in New Zealand

24 Aug 2020

This study, carried out by a group of trainee interns at the University of Otago, surveyed key clinical leads in 18 District Health Boards (DHBs) in New Zealand, as well as members of the New Zealand Society for the Study of Diabetes (NZSSD) to determine what changes occurred in diabetes secondary services as a result of COVID-19, and what changes could be taken forward in the future. We thank the group for this helpful piece of work.

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NZMJ article: The meeting of two pandemics, published 8 May 2020

08 May 2020

The NZMJ have published an article prepared by the NZSSD executive

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COVID-19 Information for health practitioners and their patients

20 Mar 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has created significant concern for people with diabetes, here is some information regarding the specific risks for people with diabetes.

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