Clinical networks & forums for healthcare providers

Key points about clinical networks & forums

  • Whether you're interested in diabetes, mental health, child health or long-term conditions, there is a network, forum or special interest group for you.
  • This page contains details of several networks and forums that may be of interest to you.
  • Let us know if you would like us to add other networks & forums to this page.
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The Self Management & Long-Term Conditions Network(external link) is an online forum for clinicians, allied health providers, community health workers, self management facilitators, managers and consumers interested in the areas of long-term conditions, chronic care, quality improvement, self management support, health literacy and e-health. It was established and is supported by the Health Navigator Charitable Trust with some support from a number of the District Health Boards.

Come join us for a range of discussions. You can even start your own blog within this site(external link).

The Werry Workforce Whāraurau(external link) for Child and Adolescent Mental Health is a national centre based in the Department of Psychological Medicine at the University of Auckland. It is multidisciplinary and multicultural. There are both private and public forums.(external link) 

Sponsored by the Ministry of Health, the Health Improvement and Innovation Digest(external link)  is a web-based resource designed to improve the health and wellbeing of New Zealanders through the sharing of research that can help drive innovation and quality improvement. This takes the place of the Health Improvement and Innovation Resource Centre (HIRC).

The Health Promotion Forum(external link) of New Zealand - Runanga Whakapiki ake i te Hauora o Aotearoa (HPF) includes over 150 organisations committed to improving health and focuses on building leadership, relationships and the workforce in health promotion.

As part of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation website, there is a discussion forum(external link) where you can post ideas, notices, generate discussion and debate.

A new online resource which will help encourage the uptake of telehealth by health professionals across the country. The New Zealand Telehealth Resource Centre website brings together information about the various regulations and guidelines that apply to telehealth. It includes case studies of where telehealth is already providing benefits. Site visits, workshops and demonstrations are also offered by the resource centre team.

“Telehealth is changing the way we deliver healthcare and is a good example of how the sector is harnessing IT to provide better services to patients closer to home,” says Dr Coleman. “It means people living in rural or remote areas can access the same specialist care as those living in urban areas without having to travel great distances. Equally, telehealth is useful in busy urban environments or where a patient is not easily able to travel." (Source: – New online telehealth resource to encourage uptake(external link)). To learn more visit The NZ Telehealth Resource Centre homepage.(external link) 

CiLN is a NZ-based, multi-disciplinary and responsive health network for people with a clinical background and interest in data and/or digital. Anyone with an interest in data or digital can apply to join by filling in an online form, find out more here(external link).

Health Forum NZ is a secure and independent national collaboration platform for NZ's health professionals, built by volunteer clinical informaticians. To learn more, visit the Health Forum NZ website(external link)

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