Lippincott Procedures


Video case study
New Zealand Instance of Lippincott Procedures

Global information company Wolters Kluwer recently visited the South Island to produce this video case study of the New Zealand Instance of Lippincott Procedures, an online, evidence based resource that provides real-time access to step-by-step guides for over 1,700 evidence-based procedures and skills in a variety of specialty settings.

The New Zealand Instance of Lippincott Procedures was implemented in partnership between the South Island Alliance and Midland region. There are now 16 DHBs throughout New Zealand using the resource. From the South Island, Kate Rawlings, Programme Director, South Island Workforce Development Hub; Neil Hellewell, Nurse Educator, Canterbury DHB; and Ella Bonnington, Student Nurse, Ara Institute of Canterbury, are all featured in the video. Watch the video below:


Read our latest newsletter to find out what's been happening with the Lippincott New Zealand Instance.


Want Lippincott on the run? Download the app now

Instructions for downloading the Lippincott app to both iPhone and Android devices is available here.

To watch a video on this check out the Lippincott Procedures homepage.

Please note that in order to access the app off-line, the user must select the “Keep me logged in” option when logged into the app.


What Lippincott procedures are accessed most frequently?

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Trigger Review Feedback Form

We realise that while Lippincott is evidence based and reviewed yearly there may be times when a procedure may require further consideration within the New Zealand context. If there is something on Lippincott NZ Instance that you would like to request a review of, or provide other feedback on, you are able to complete a Trigger review feedback form. This form allows you to identify the change you request that ensures patient safety/risk is managed or state the rationale for creating a new procedure (in a national context): 

Please note that as Lippincott is evidence based you will be required to provide evidence to support your request. When completed, the form should be sent to your DHB/Organisation contact. If you are unsure who that person is, see the list of contacts at the bottom of this page.

Download a Trigger Review Feedback Form



Lippincott Clinical Expert Groups

When procedures are reviewed for the New Zealand context we utilise the skills and expertise of our Clinical Expert Groups.  Not all of these groups are currently active but we do have contacts from across the areas that use the New Zealand Instance. The two groups with an asterisk (*) are planned but membership is not yet confirmed.  If you would like to know more about these please contact us at

  • Blood
  • Diabetes
  • ENT
  • Infection Prevention & Control
  • IV
  • Long term care*
  • Maternity
  • Neonatal
  • Oncology
  • Paediatrics
  • Pain management
  • Palliative Care
  • Mental Health
  • Renal Dialysis*
  • Respiratory
  • Resus
  • Theatre
  • Urology
  • Wound Care



Customer resources for Lippincott Procedures:


Lippincott New Zealand Instance Survey

It has now been a year since Lippincott was introduced in the South Island, four years in Midland and for Wairarapa and Whanganui DHBs, together with a growing number of community organisations, it is just a matter of months.

We wanted to know what the impact of Lippincott has been and felt that users of Lippincott, were best placed to tell us this.

We therefore recently invited users of Lippincott New Zealand Instance to provide feedback on their experience of using Lippincott. The survey included all 12 regions who currently have access to it and was undertaken in June 2016.

Read about the results of the survey.


Lippincott Poster Presentation at APAC Forum 2016

The poster below, on the implementation of the New Zealand Instance of Lippincott was recently entered at the APAC Forum 2016 held in September in Sydney. To view poster in new page click here.


What are Lippincott Procedures?

Lippincott Procedures are a point-of-care procedure guide to help clinicians save time and provide safer and more effective care. 
They provide real-time access to step-by-step guides for over 1,600 evidence-based procedures and skills in a variety of specialty settings: 
  • Required equipment
  • Quick lists to follow
  • Patient instructions
  • Complications to consider
  • Skills checklist
  • Competency tests
  • Hundreds of video clips, diagrams and full-color images


Read our latest newsletter to find out what's been happening with the Lippincott New Zealand Instance.

Read earlier versions here:

Newsletter 5

Newsletter 4

Newsletter 3

Newsletter 2

Newsletter 1


Lippincott Policy

The South Island Executive Directors of Nursing have approved a South Island policy for the Management of Lippincott. To view this policy click here.


New Zealand Usage data

Lippincott provides monthly usage reports by District Health Boards (DHBs) or organisation.  Usage of Lippincott New Zealand Instance continues to grow with over 60 different organisations (including 12 DHBs) able to access it.  ?There have been 409,884 hits on Lippincott New Zealand Instance since it started in April 2015.? 

See latest data below:

Lippincott New Zealand Usage Data November 2016 - February 2017


Lippincott Toolkit

We have developed a Lippincott Toolkit to assist organisations who have recently joined up with Lippincott New Zealand Instance.

You can download the toolkit here.


Introducing Lippincott Presentation

This is an example of a presentation used to introduce staff to the New Zealand Instance of Lippincott. It covers the rationale for choosing Lippincott; history; aims; ongoing management; implementation; barriers and risks and staff roles.


Frequently Asked Questions


For further information contact:

South Island Workforce Development Hub (SIWDH)

Kate Rawlings or Kath Goodyear

Local Links

North Island

Midland Region

Bay of Plenty DHB                Liz Buckley

Lakes DHB                           Nina Dobson            

Tairawhiti DHB                      Jane Wilkie

Taranaki DHB                        Glenda Butturini

Waikato DHB                         Kate Yeo

Waikato DHB                         Angela Broring (Librarian & Editor

Wairarapa DHB                     Librarian - Maryann Cowgill

                                              Nurse Educator -  Teresa Fraser  

Central Region

Whanganui DHB                 Nurse Educator  - Margaret Gosnell

Hawkes Bay DHB               Librarian -   Viv Kerr

MidCentral DHB                    Nurse Educator Lead

Capital & Coast                     Associate Director of Nursing - Practice Development

Hutt Valley                             Clinical Nurse Manager Education

South Island

Nelson Marlborough DHB    Jodi Miller

West Coast DHB                   Kas Beaufill

Canterbury DHB                   Robyn Cumings

South Canterbury DHB         Fiona Gale

Southern DHB                       Mel Rackham (Dunedin)

                                             Julie Symons (Invercargill)

Tertiary Institutions                Alex McAllum