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DPA's Information Exchange - 22 May 2020

In this week's Info Exchange:
The faces floating in bubbles of DPA CE Prudence Walker, Senior Kaituitui Chris Ford, Wellington Kaituitui Ollie Goulden, Waikato Kaituitui Joy Ho, Auckland Kaituitui Angela Desmarais and Christchurch Kaituitui Ingrid Robertson

DPA 'Bubble' hui 4 - May 23

Join DPA at our forth online 'Bubble' hui.

When: Tomorrow - Saturday 23 May

What time: 2.00pm  – 4.00pm

Where: Zoom (all members will be emailed a link on the morning)

DPA Chief Executive Prudence Walker would like to invite you to our forth “Bubble” hui.

-NZSL interpreters will be present at this event
-This is a national event, members from around the country are invited to attend

Do you want to join in but are not a DPA member? Joining is easy and free – go to to sign up. Want to check your membership is current? Please email or message us on Facebook to check.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Ngā mihi,
DPA National Team

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Telehealth webinar 

DPA Chief Executive Prudence Walker took part in a webinar on the use of telehealth last week.

The second in a series, the discussion centred around equity and improving access and the questions included: What are the barriers? How can we ensure telehealth doesn’t exacerbate health inequities? and How do we maintain tikanga Maori practices when using telehealth?

The panelists were:

Dr Nina Scott - Clinical Director Maori Public Health Waikato DHB and Chair of Hei Āhuru Mōwai national Maori Cancer Leadership Group

Lily Fraser - Secretary for Te Akoranga ā Maui and Council member for Family Planning

Amio Ikihele - PhD candidate, School of Population Health The University of Auckland

Dr Leanne Te Karu - Prescribing Pharmacist Pihanga Health Medical Centre, Associate Dean Maori Otago University School of Pharmacy

Prudence Walker - Chief Executive of Disabled Persons Assembly NZ

Dr Wiki Gillespie - GP, Swanson Medical Centre

Moderated by Susan Reid, Director Health Literacy NZ

You can watch a recording of the discussion on YouTube

The next webinar in the series will be held next Thursday 28 May and will look at security, privacy, software and hardware. You can find out more and register online.


Consumer perspective sought by Canterbury Clinical Network

The Canterbury Clinical Network are looking for a person to bring a consumer perspective to the Laboratory Service Level Alliance (SLA).

The group focuses on ensuring there is equitable access to laboratory services in Canterbury and advancing the integration of the laboratory services within the wider health system.

Details of the role and an application form are included in the Expression of Interest (Word Doc). Nominations close June 8.

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