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Using evidence to inform care means we care
A nurse for over 34 years and a board-certified nurse practitioner since 1998, Dr Anne Dabrow Woods is still inspired today by what inspired her at the start of her career – the art of nursing…
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More information about the New Zealand Instance of Lippincott Procedures.

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South Island Clinical Simulation update
A group of enthusiastic clinicians from across the South Island are working collaboratively to support inter-discipline and inter-organisational simulation-based learning, that is accessible to all health professionals across the South Island, irrespective of size, specialty or location. Our aim is to develop and support a simulation based learning framework that would enable South Island healthcare staff to train together, in their own environments.
Read more about their work here.

GAP (Gerontology Acceleration Programme)
The formal evaluation of the GAP programme has now been completed and is available here.

GAP Toolkit released
This toolkit has been developed to assist organisations wanting to implement a specialty specific nursing development programme targeted at mid-career nurses.The content of this toolkit has been developed by nursing leadership in Canterbury District Health Board as a result of the successful implementation of the Gerontology Acceleration Programme (GAP).

This programme was specific to nurses working in aged care but senior nursing leaders recognised that this concept could fit other specialties of nursing and that the organisation and governance of such a programme would be similar irrespective of specialty. The resources in this toolkit have been developed through the experience of implementing the GAP and are for you to use and adapt to the needs of your programme. We do ask that you acknowledge the source of the documents in your work.

If the aim of strengthening the nursing workforce and quality of care is to be realised with pace and scale, an integrated approach is required with the Ministry of Health working in collaboration with District Health Boards (DHBs) and the community partners on plans to improve nursing leadership, co-ordination and integration of care, mentorship, and education opportunities in nursing.

The nursing workforce accelerated programme focuses on enhancing the career development for Registered Nurses working within a specialty across the health care continuum by providing a different range of professional development opportunities.   Participants access a variety of clinical settings to gain an in-depth inter-service understanding, while expanding their networks (Aged Residential Care Workshop Report April, 2012).
The programme has four components:

  • Clinical experience through the rotations in two pre-selected specialty focussed clinical areas. Feedback has supported two, twelve week rotations.
  • Generic programme expectations with mentor support.
  • Postgraduate nursing education as determined by the governance group (qualification to be eligible for HWNZ funding from DHB PG nursing contract).
  • Professional Development Recognition Programme (PDRP) participation.

To view a copy of the toolkit click here if you would like a word version please contact Kate Rawlings, Programme Director, SIWDH at kate.rawlings@siapo.health.nz

Mental Health and Addiction Workforce Planning guidelines – 2017
Te Pou have released the mental health and addiction workforce planning and forecasting literature review, workforce planning approach and the workforce planning guide. To read more click below: Getting it right – workforce planning guide