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Endorsed medical education for GPs

Te Pou is a national workforce centre for mental health, addiction and disability in New Zealand. Te Pou is endorsed as an accredited provider of educational resources for the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP). GPs can access a range of resources to gain continuing medical education (CME) points towards their annual recertification.

Te Pou promotes resources that enhance knowledge and skills for working with people and whānau with mental health and addiction needs. Te Pou focuses on resources that help practitioners address inequity in access to health services and skills such as working with Māori, trauma and addiction that impact on how people and whānau access services

Let's get real

Let's get real is a framework that describes the values, attitudes, knowledge and skills required for working effectively with people and whānau experiencing mental health and addiction needs.

Equally Well

Equally Well is a group of people and organisations with the common goal of achieving physical health equity for people who experience mental health and addiction issues.

Te Pou resources and CME points allocation

The following activities have been endorsed by the RNZCGP and have been approved for the specified CME credits for CPD purposes.

Credit or points are generally given based on one per learning hour, although Te Pou has the discretion to apply more points to resources that address inequity.

Please note, Te Pou e-learning modules are hosted on an external learning management system, Moodle. You will need to create a Moodle account to access the e-learning modules. You will only need to do this once in order to access a range of the Te Pou courses available.

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  • Let's get real Working with Māori e-learning
    4 CME points

    The Working with Māori e-learning assists workers to increase their understanding of working effectively with Māori tāngata whai ora and whānau to improve health outcomes. These skills are essential for all people working in New Zealand health services.

  • Let's get real Working with whānau e-learning
    3 CME points

    The Working with whanāu e-learning reflects the values, attitudes, knowledge, and skills of working effectively with whānau. Workers with this set of skills will ensure that whānau receive support to achieve their health and wellbeing goals. These skills are essential for all people working in New Zealand health services.

  • Let's get real Tātou tātou being with people and whānau e-learning
    3 CME points

    The Tātou tātou being with people and whānau e-learning aims to assist health sector workers to develop their understanding of how to engage effectively with tangata mātau ā-wheako (people with lived experience) and whānau to help them achieve their wellbeing goals.

  • Weaving together knowledge for wellbeing
    1 CME point

    Weaving together knowledge for wellbeing is a guide to trauma-informed approaches. Recognising, understanding and responding to trauma in an informed way leads to positive outcomes for people and whānau in Aotearoa.

  • Trauma-informed and responsive approaches e-learning
    3 CME points

    The trauma-informed and responsive approaches e-learning will enhance your trauma-informed knowledge and skills to apply in everyday practice. Topics include trauma in Aotearoa, trauma-informed approaches in health settings, trauma responsive approaches for working with people and whānau, and importantly, worker wellbeing.

  • Opioid substitution treatment (OST) e-learning
    7 CME points

    The OST learning programme promotes a national standard for effective and responsive OST service delivery and to enhance the skills and attitudes of the workforces involved in OST provision.

  • Substance Addiction (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Act 2017 e-learning
    1 CME point

    The Substance Addiction (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Act 2017, also known as the SA(CAT) Act, introduces new addiction sector roles, processes and models of care. A series of e-learning training modules are available to develop the knowledge and skills to work effectively within the parameters of the Act.

  • Substance withdrawal management: Guidelines for medical and nursing practitioners
    3 CME points

    The updated substance withdrawal management guidelines reflect current best practice for substance withdrawal management with support from the New Zealand Ministry of Health. This resource is designed to provide readily accessible and appropriate information for health practitioners and provides guidance for safe substance withdrawal management in a range of settings.

  • Equally Well: Evidence update
    3 CME points

    The Equally Well: Evidence update July 2020 looks at achieving physical health equity for people with experience of mental health and addiction issues.

  • Equally Well prescribing toolkit
    4 CME points

    The Equally Well prescribing toolkit was developed to assist the conversations between a prescribing health professional and a person accessing their service about wellbeing and physical health. This includes specific implications of the medication(s) they are, or may be, prescribed and information on what could be involved in discontinuing the medication.

We also have a range of e-learning modules available that do not contribute to CME points but are free to complete and may be of interest.

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