The below courses are part of MidCPG's work force development that contributes to He Ritenga audit tool.  

  • Cultural Competence/Equity training
  • Health Literacy Training
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Demographic and Epidemiology training (know you population)

Cultural Competence & Equity

Course Summary:

Module 1 - Maori Health Fundamentals  - Information and ReadingModule 2 - Treaty of Waitangi  Information, Reading and Knowledge Quiz 
Module 3  - Principles of The Treaty of Waitangi in Pharmacy Practice  - Course to come...

Health Literacy Fundamentals - Part 1

Course Summary:

Health literacy is recognised as being a key health determinant that focuses on an individual’s ability to understand, function, and negotiate health issues and systems. An individual’s health literacy level can range from low to high, and low health literacy is known to contribute to significantly worse self-management of health and poorer health outcomes. This is important, as surveys show that the majority of New Zealanders are limited in being able to manage those tasks and skills that are associated with health literacy. 

Pharmacists are in a key position to help patients improve their knowledge and skills around health and medicines therapy thereby improving patient outcomes.

Health Literacy in Practice - Part 2

Course Summary:

Health literacy is recognised as being a key health determinant that focuses on an individual’s ability to understand, function, and negotiate health issues and systems. An individual’s health literacy level can range from low to high, and low health literacy is known to contribute to significantly worse self-management of health and poorer health outcomes. This is important, as surveys show that the majority of New Zealanders are limited in being able to manage those tasks and skills that are associated with health literacy. 

Pharmacists are in a key position to help patients improve their knowledge and skills around health and medicines therapy thereby improving patient outcomes.

Motivational Interviewing

Course Summary:

Motivational interviewing (M.I)  is a patient-centred counselling approach that can be briefly integrated into patient encounters and helps patients resolve their ambivalence about behaviour change and builds their intrinsic motivation before providing education

Patient Demographics + Statistics

Course Summary:

Understanding of local and regional demographic data is crucial to ensure services are targeted correctly to the right populations in the right places, at the right times.



Optimising MidCPG Service Provision

Course Summary:

Clinical Service Provision in your Pharmacy –  what is your baseline and what could it be in the future?

On the 22nd August 2018 MidCPG facilitated an information evening on how to optimise clinical service delivery.