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The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners endorses Let’s get real and Te Pou 

We are very pleased to announce that Te Pou is now endorsed as an accredited provider of educational resources for the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGPs).

RNZCGP is the educational body for the more than 5000 GPs practicing across Aotearoa. GPs provide a key point of access to wider health services for people with mental health and addiction needs. Providing GPs with our educational resources is one way to promote effective services and enhance experiences for people and whānau in primary health.

What does this endorsement mean?

Let’s get real and a range of other Te Pou resources will now be available for GPs to access and gain continuing medical education (CME) points towards their annual recertification. This includes those e-learning packages, webinars, workshops and other learning resources that are considered applicable to GPs to enhance their knowledge and skills to work with people and whānau with mental health and addiction needs.

Firstly we are focusing on those resources that help practitioners address inequity in access to health services and key issues such as trauma and addiction that impact on people and and whānau accessing services.

The endorsed resources to date

Working with Māori e-learning modules. Increasing the cultural competency of our health workforce is an important part of ensuring that all health workers are competent practitioners when working with tāngata whai ora and whānau. This e-learning is an interactive, e-learning cultural competency tool developed for working with people and whānau with mental health and addiction needs. It reflects the values, attitudes, knowledge and skills of the essential level of the refreshed Let's get real Real Skill Working with Māori. Access the Working with Māori e-learning here.

Weaving together knowledge for wellbeing – trauma informed approaches from Te Pou, Te Rau Ora, Le Va, and Werry Workforce Whāraurau. This resource provides essential information for all health workers about recognising, understanding, and responding to trauma in an informed way. The resource also highlights culturally responsive approaches to support Māori and Pasifika peoples. Download "Weaving together knowledge for wellbeing – trauma informed approaches" here.

Trauma informed approaches and responses e-learning modules. This e-learning is designed for health workers wanting to enhance their 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. Access the Trauma-informed and responsive approaches e-learning here.

Substance withdrawal management: Guidelines for medical and nursing practitioners. These updated 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. Access the Substance withdrawal management: Guidelines for medical and nursing practitioners here.

Future development

More resources will be profiled as we determine which Te Pou educational resources most closely meet the learning needs of GPs. We look forward to developing this working relationship with the College.

Finding the endorsed activities and resources

To find Te Pou resources that are endorsed for CME, go to the Resources area of our website and search for keyword = RNZCGP-endorsed for CME.

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