Whether you're interested in diabetes, mental health, child health or long-term conditions, there is a network, forum or special interest group for you.
Long-Term Conditions Network
The Self Management & Long-Term Conditions Network is an online forum for clinicians, allied health providers, community health workers, self management facilitators, managers and consumers interested in the areas of long-term conditions, chronic care, quality improvement, self management support, health literacy and e-health. It was established and is supported by the Health Navigator Charitable Trust with some support from a number of the District Health Boards.
Come join us for a range of discussions. You can even start your own blog within this site.
Children & young people – Paediatric networks
- National Clinical Network for the treatment of Eczema in Children and Youth
- Children and Young People's Diabetes Services
- National Child Protection Clinical Network
- Paediatric Gastroenterology
- Paediatric Palliative Care Clinical Network
- Newborn Services
- Cystic Fibrosis
Adolescent mental health – Werry Centre discussion forums
The Werry Workforce Whāraurau for Child and Adolescent Mental Health is a national centre based in the Department of Psychological Medicine at the University of Auckland. It is multidisciplinary and multicultural. There are both private and public forums.
Health Improvement and Innovation Resource Centre/Digest
Sponsored by the Ministry of Health, the Health Improvement and Innovation Resource Centre (HIIRC) is a web-based resource that serves as a central repository of knowledge, innovation and learning to support the health and disability sector. Please note that the HIIRC is no longer being updated and the latest resource is now the Health Improvement and Innovation Digest.
Health Promotion Forum
The Health Promotion Forum of New Zealand - Runanga Whakapiki ake i te Hauora o Aotearoa (HPF) includes over 150 organisations committed to improving health and focuses on building leadership, relationships and the workforce in health promotion.
NZ College of Primary Care Nurses Discussion Forum
As part of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation website, there is a discussion forum where you can post ideas, notices, generate discussion and debate.
NZ Telehealth Resource Centre
A new online resource which will help encourage the uptake of telehealth by health professionals across the country. The New Zealand Telehealth Resource Centre website brings together information about the various regulations and guidelines that apply to telehealth. It includes case studies of where telehealth is already providing benefits. Site visits, workshops and demonstrations are also offered by the resource centre team.
“Telehealth is changing the way we deliver healthcare and is a good example of how the sector is harnessing IT to provide better services to patients closer to home,” says Dr Coleman. “It means people living in rural or remote areas can access the same specialist care as those living in urban areas without having to travel great distances. Equally, telehealth is useful in busy urban environments or where a patient is not easily able to travel." (Source: Beehive.govt.nz – New online telehealth resource to encourage uptake). To learn more visit The NZ Telehealth Resource Centre homepage.
Clinical Informatics Leadership Network (CiLN)
CiLN is a NZ-based, multi-disciplinary and responsive health network for people with a clinical background and interest in data and/or digital. Anyone with an interest in data or digital can apply to join by filling in an online form, find out more here.
Health Forum NZ
Health Forum NZ is a secure and independent national collaboration platform for NZ's health professionals, built by volunteer clinical informaticians. To learn more, visit the Health Forum NZ website.
When you find others we should include, please let us know