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Tue, 29 Jun


Online Event

Locality Networks - Zoom Only

With Wellington still at Alert Level 2, the Locality Networks meeting will be conducted by Zoom. Please check your spam/junk folder if you do not receive confirmation of registration.

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Locality Networks  - Zoom Only
Locality Networks  - Zoom Only

Time & Location

29 Jun 2021, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm NZST

Online Event


About the event

As we are unable to ensure Social Distancing at this event, we will be conducting this meeting by Zoom only - 1 pm - 4 pm. 

To Zoom:  Please use this link

The purpose of the meeting is to engage and expand the thinking about primary health - in particular how Locality Networks can shape the delivery of health in New Zealand.

The Federation has embraced the concept of “locality networks” because they have the capacity to provide better and more equitable health services for New Zealanders. Local leadership, generating local solutions for local issues. There are many forms that a Locality network can take, providing they are providing primary health and community services. The Federation is planning to engage the sector and wants broad engagement to explore concepts promoted by PHOs, GPs, Kaupapa Māori services, Pharmacy, Non-Government Organisations, Disability Services, Oral Health, Midwifery, Allied Health Practitioners, Aged Care, Mental Health and Wellness and Sport.

We will have short presentations on current locality networks as well as deas and concepts. The program has been designed to help you think broadly about how providers and communities can work together to shape approaches to meet their community’s needs. 

Our Speakers are:

Amarjit Maxwell - Programme Director, Health Care Home Collaborative

Collective Action for Communities – Hapori Ohu   Ngātahi


Andy Phillips  - Te Tumu Matatau | Chief Allied Health Professions Officer, Hawke’s Bay District Health Board

Allied Health within Locality   Networks

Building Trusting Relationships is key to successful   locality networks. Allied Health Practitioners such as Community Pharmacists,   Physiotherapists and Radiographers will need to be integrated into inter-professional teams  and as first-contact practitioners. This talk  addresses learnings in Hawke’s Bay to date and sets out a future work programme

Cath Knapton  - CEO, Midland Community   Pharmacy Group

The role of Community Pharmacy in delivering locality based health outcomes.

Sandra Kirby - CEO, Physiotherapy NZ

Hidden in Plain Sight: Allied Health in Primary Care   localities

The current reforms have the potential to make use of   the whole of the primary and community healthcare workforce.  This has   the potential to improve health outcomes and use the skills of all health professionals without overloading some professions.

Mark Jones -   Chair, NurseCollege of   Nurses Aotearoa (NZ)

Primary health care – a nursing opinion

Philip Chapman - Director, Male Room Inc

The Outside

Bill Escenbach  - CEO, Waitaha Primary   Health

A rural perspective

Alison Eddy - Chief Executive, New Zealand College of Midwives

Primary maternity services, what do women and whanau want?

Enhanced accessibility will be enabled through   greater focus on connected midwifery services. The development of a regional   primary midwifery network, will enable coordination with primary health services and iwi based services, visibility and a central contact point for   women, workforce planning and a liaison point for wider multi-disciplinary   primary health services, thus supporting integration within a locality model

Hon. Steve Chadwick - Chair, Federation Primary Health

A Council Initiative

The role of Council in the development of locality networks

Following presentations Teresa Wall will facilitate discussion and help identify the key principles that need to be associated with Locality Networks.

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