Updates from the Practice Team

Measles Update

Sep 16 2019

For the next 4 weeks Newtown Medical Centre will not be booking in adults for the MMR vaccine. Our priority at this stage is to immunise our under 5's until Ministry of Health is confident of MMR stock supplies in the central regions. 

Below are some useful websites: 

IMAC Website: https://www.immune.org.nz/hot-topic/measles-overseas-and-new-zealand

Regional Public Health website: ww.rph.org.nz/measles

Refer Parents of children up to 14years immune status queries to NIR@compasshealth.org.nz 

Kind Regards

Newtown Medical Centre Team  

Urgent prescription requests

Sep 09 2019

As of Monday 9th September 2019, all URGENT/SAME DAY prescription requests will need to be in by 1pm on the day. Any requests after 1pm will be dealt with in next working day. This is to allow enough time for your request to be actioned as there is not always a clinician on hand to process prescriptions.

Kind Regards

Newtown Medical Centre Team. 

High Call Volume

Sep 03 2019

We are currently experiencing a very high call volume. We do apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

We advise that if your call is in regards to MMR vaccines, please do visit www.newtownmc.co.nz or https://www.health.govt.nz/ (ministry of health website) for more information regarding MMR.

Did you know, appointments and script requests can be made on Manage my health. If you are not yet signed up to Manage my health, please ask at reception.

Thank you,
Newtown Medical Centre Team

National Health Advisory: Updated advice for measles vaccination

Aug 29 2019
Since June 2019 Auckland has been experiencing an outbreak of measles. There have been over 600 cases to date. Measles is highly infectious and can be life-threatening, but immunisation protects yourself, your family and also helps protect the community.


The Ministry is monitoring the Auckland outbreak closely. People travelling to Auckland, particularly South Auckland, should be immunised against measles before they travel.

Normally, the first measles vaccination occurs at 15 months of age. However, babies who are travelling to Auckland or living in Auckland should have their first measles vaccine earlier at 12 months of age. Vaccination should be done at least two weeks before travelling to allow their immunity to develop.

Anyone who may have been in contact with someone with measles should check their vaccination status before they travel. People who have early symptoms of measles (fever, cough, runny nose, sore eyes) should not travel.

After one dose of the MMR vaccine, about 95% of people are protected. Immunisation is the best protection against measles, and it's free. If you are aged under 50 years and have never had at least one dose of a measles vaccine get vaccinated now.

The MMR vaccine can be given to children as young as 6 months old after consultation with your family doctor but the child will still need two more MMR vaccinations when they are older than one year. If you are travelling overseas with your baby to areas with uncontrolled measles outbreaks, or have concerns about their potential exposure to measles you should discuss this with your family doctor.

High immunisation rates protect our whole community from the spread of serious diseases. The best protection for very young children is to ensure that those around them are vaccinated. This means ensuring family members, whanau and carers are vaccinated. We also know that teenagers and young adults are less likely to be protected, so it's really important young people are taking action to protect themselves and those around them.

Further advice and details of countries with measles outbreaks can be found at 
https://www.immune.org.nz/hot-topic/measles-overseas-and-new-zealand

Update on Influenza Vaccine

Jul 29 2019

We now have a limited supply of influenza vaccine to offer funded & non funded patients. 

Funded groups include : - 
Pregnant Women, Over 65's & under 65's, medically at risk, eligible children, <4 years. 

Non funded groups: 
Anyone else not funded & who wants a flu vaccine. 

Please book a nurse appointment while stocks last. 

Regards,

Newtown Medical Centre team. 

 

Activate Manage My Health

May 13 2019

Activate your Manage My Health account now to book appointments, view test results and request repeat prescriptions. If you need an activation code then please give us a call to get this, your activation code is  valid for 1 week.

Thank you 

Newtown Medical Centre Team 

 

Notes going live on Manage My Health

May 01 2019

Patients registered with Manage My Health will now be able to access their consultation notes from the 1st May 2019. This means, consultations held on and after the 1st of May 2019 will be available for patients to access through Manage My Health (Patient Portal). 

For further information about this, you can contact the practice on 04 389 9955 to speak to Dipa. 

Thank you 
Newtown Medical Centre Team. 

 

How to activate your new Medical Centre on your Manage My Health

Mar 15 2019

 

Want to activate your new Medical Centre on your Manage My Health?


To access ManageMyHealth from your new Health Centre, you will need to register again onto ManageMyHealth at your new Health Centre with the same email address and map your new Health Centre to the existing account by following the steps as below. 

1. Login onto ManageMyHealth with your existing username and password 

2. Go to My Account -> View Profile -> My Health Centre tab 

3. Enter the new activation code given by your health Centre 

4. Click Verify. 

5. This will activate your account from your new health Centre when you move to a new Health Centre, generally your previous Health Centre suspends the ManageMyHealth registration form their end. 

By doing this, you will still be able to login to your account and see historical data (the previous health records) from the previous Health Centre.


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