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Primary Healthcare Equity

Every person deserves to live a healthy life despite their education, economic, social determinants, and environmental factors. Pasefika Family Health Group's (PFHG) aims of healthcare delivery are to improve equity and reduce outcomes disparities as well as to ensure that everyone can access affordable, culturally competent, and safe healthcare regardless of the following.

  • Race

  • Ethnicity

  • Age

  • Ability

  • Sex

  • Gender identity or expression

  • Sexual orientation

  • Nationality

  • Socioeconomic status

  • Geographical location
     

PFHG referred to organisational equality, diversity, and inclusion policy with a commitment to Te Tiriti O Waitangi and equity for Maori

Equity is simply 1) treating people the same, 2) treating people fairly and as well as 3) being prepared to work differently to help people achieve the same outcomes

Our Tests

Adult and Child Medical Care

Your GP's surgery is far more than a place to go when you are feeling unwell and needing a quick cure.

 

The doctor who sees you has gone through extensive medical training to equip her or him to help children and adults of all ages with a range of physical and emotional difficulties.

Liquid Nitrogen

Liquid nitrogen is a fast, effective treatment provided in many practices to treat viral warts, sun-damaged skin, skin tags and many benign cosmetic lesions.

 

It comes in a container with a nozzle and is usually applied by swab or spray. Often one treatment is all that is needed but sometimes it may need repeating after two weeks.

Travel Advice / Immunisations

Another service offered to you at your GP surgery (primary care practice) is advice and immunisation before you go to another country.

 

While you are likely to have the immunisations needed to live in New Zealand, there may be other injections you need to protect yourself before going, for example, to Africa or South America. In some places, you will need protection from rabies or malaria.

Minor Accident Care

Primary care practices offer various services and can deal with most minor accident care.

 

If they cannot deal with an injury, they will refer on to the appropriate service.

Immunisation

Immunisations are provided at all primary care practices and are one of the most important services they provide.

 

Immunisation has led to the decline of many lethal diseases including meningococcal B meningitis.

Well Child/Tamariki Ora Health Checks – Birth to Three Years

All New Zealand children are entitled to 11 free health checks from birth to three years.

 

The checks aim to ensure that children grow and develop as well as possible. Included in the checks are clinical assessment, health education and family/whanau support.

Repeat Prescriptions

Each GP surgery or primary care practice will have its procedure for repeat prescribing but the following rules are common to most, if not all.

 

Patients who are well-known to the practice who have a stable condition like asthma, hypertension or diabetes could be allowed to get a repeat prescription for up to six months.

Cervical Screening/Smear Test

In our clinics we promote and deliver the National Cervical Screening Program free of charge for women from age 25-69 years old.

 

A free smear test is a test carried out via an authorized smear taker (nurse or doctor) by obtaining a sample of cells from the cervix to check for abnormalities than may be indicative of cervical cancer and it can be preventable if found early enough hence prevention is better than cure

Our doctors and nurses are trained to be authorized smear takers will discuss your needs for smear test when you are due to have one on timely manner.

 

The timeframe for regular smear tests is based on your history and any previous smear test results.

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Mana Kidz Rheumatic Fever School Program

Target 9 primary school in South Auckland. Population approx. 5000children

Lab Results

Description goes here sometimes, your doctor needs to take a sample of blood or urine either to discover what is wrong with you or to measure something in your blood so that the proper medication is given to you.

 

These tests could be anything from blood sugar to a full blood count or a tissue sample to test for cancer.

ECG

An ECG is a recording of your heart's electrical activity. Electrode patches are attached to your skin to measure the electrical impulses given off by your heart.

 

The result is a trace that can be read by a doctor. It can give information of previous heart attacks or problems with the heart rhythm.

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