MidCPG Continuing Education 

MidCPG aims to provide 4 - 5 continuing education sessions per year with topics directed by its membership.    

(2023:  Covid, Vaccinations and workforce issues have impacted our CE sessions,  we hope to do more in the future) 

  • Rural Pharmacists are welcome to access our online CE.  
  • We email clinical alerts, reading and announcements to our members email database as well as listing pearls and evidence based education on Private Members Facebook Group  
If members have questions, input or suggestions please email: info@midcpg.co.nz 

MidCPG Service Delivery Update

Course Summary:

  • Introduction to MidCPG  - Vision and Company Profile
  • MidCPG Service Contracts and your responsibilities
  • Targeting services to specific populations
  • Undertaking Service Consultations
    • engaging effectively with patients
    • key counselling points  

2021 CE # 3 Asthma and COPD Update 25th May

Course Summary:
  • Key changes in the management and treatment of Adult and Adolescent Asthma and COPD
  • Key points around the evidence and rationale for the changes
  • How pharmacists can assist with the implementation of the guidelines

2021 CE # 2 Renal Update May 2021

Course Summary:
This session was conducted via ZOOM on Tuesday 4th May 2021

2021 CE#1 Depression and SSRI Service Update

Course Summary:

Presented by:        Dr Andrew Darby - Consultant Psychiatrist (Waikato DHB - secondary and primary care)

This session will provide an update on the diagnosis, management and treatment of depression, including the optimal use of SSRIs.

It will also include an overview of local mental health support services and how these can accessed. 

2020 CE#2 November - MidCPG Services Update

Course Summary:
This session was held on November 25 2020 via a online ZOOM meeting. 

We particularly encourage newly qualified pharmacists, pharmacists new to the regions (Waikato, Lakes and Tairawhiti) or those who need an update.


2019 Paediatric Update

Course Summary:

 Paediatric Update - Essential points for all community pharmacists

2019 - Heart Failure Update

Course Summary:

Heart Failure Update, including ‘sacubitril and valsartan’ (Entresto)

Speakers: Dr Raewyn Fisher

2019 Reclassified Medicines & TDaP Project Update

Course Summary:

New Zealand is leading the world in reclassification of medicines, which means pharmacists can help their communities more than ever before. Recent audits have included reclassified medicines, with some great practices and some deficiencies also found. This session will go over key points from the last 10 years of reclassification's including: chloramphenicol, sildenafil, adapalene, calcipotriol, vaccines and trimethoprim. This will refresh knowledge for your everyday practice, help with an audit, and can contribute to your Enhance points, including group 3 if you would like it to. here will be plenty of interactive discussion and opportunity to ask questions or provide suggestions about reclassification materials.

2018 Falls Prevention and Elderly Wellness

Course Summary:

Date:       Tuesday 6th March 2018 

Time:       6.30pm - 7.30pm  Light Refreshments, 7.00pm - 9.00pm 

Invited:     Pharmacists and Technicians

Venue:     Bill Gallagher Events Room 1, Wintec Hamilton  (Building & Parking Map)

Topic:       Health of Older People and Falls Prevention.  

                 How can pharmacists help our older clients reduce their risk of falls?

Speakers: Dr Simone McIndoe (Geriatrician WDHB)  

                 Steph McLennan (Falls Project Manager Strong and Stable)