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Te Pou offices are open across the country. However, we encourage you to contact our team by email or phone in the first instance - see our staff contact page for details. Stay safe everyone.

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9 July 2020

By Mark Smith

Sector's Covid-19 feedback

Throughout the Covid-19 rāhui, Te Pou collected feedback from the sector through our website on what the most significant things have been for you during the whole lockdown period. Here we share the results of that feedback.

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23 June 2020

By Mark Smith

Addiction service outcomes

Mark Smith, principal advisor - outcomes and information, looks at ADOM (alcohol and other drug outcome measure) and what makes the simple outcome tool so special.

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28 April 2020

By Mark Smith

Active listening in challenging times

Mark Smith, programme lead - outcomes and information, reflects on the importance of active listening for mental health services and explores how Mārama Real-Time Feedback can provide invaluable information on the experiences of both tāngata whai ora and whānau.

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13 December 2018

By Mark Smith

Common clinical wisdom relies on quality data

Te Pou Data, Information and Research Principal Advisor, Mark Smith shares his thoughts about the importance of quality data to provide rich information that can expand knowledge.

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25 July 2018

By Mark Smith

Handover Information Pulse

In this column, Mark Smith (NP), principal advisor, Te Pou o te Whakaaro Nui, discusses the concept of the information exchange and throws a bouquet in the direction of the Ministry of Health.

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11 December 2017

By Mark Smith

Nurse practitioner inaugural development meeting

This inaugural meeting brought together 14 of the 17 nurse practitioners (NPs) supporting people experiencing mental health or addiction problems, and disabled people. Held in Auckland at the Te Pou office on 17 October, this meeting provided a useful opportunity for the NPs to discuss their roles.

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