News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 


Porirua GP appointed to PTAC

Media release


Porirua GP appointed to PTAC


PHARMAC is welcoming the appointment of Porirua-based general practitioner Sean Hanna to the Pharmacology and Therapeutics Advisory Committee (PTAC).


PTAC provides PHARMAC with clinical advice on medicines PHARMAC is considering funding. The committee is made up of senior clinicians and pharmacologists, who are appointed by the Director-General of Health.

PHARMAC Medical Director Dr Peter Moodie says Dr Hanna’s appointment adds to the skills and experience already present on the committee.

“Dr Hanna has particular interests in primary care in high health needs communities, and in youth and adolescent health,” says Dr Moodie. “These are valuable perspectives to add to the mix already present within PTAC.”

Dr Hanna brings a general practice background to the committee, with particular interests in cross-cultural communication within general practice (particularly use of te reo Māori), youth and adolescent primary care, and primary care in communities with high health needs, and barriers to access.

Dr Hanna replaces Akaroa GP Dr Howard Wilson on the committee.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Howard Davis: Orson Welles' Masterpiece - 'Chimes At Midnight'

Never widely distributed in the US, but Welles' own personal favorite and hugely influential on directors as diverse as Kenneth Branagh and Mel Gibson, a restored 50th anniversary print has now reached the New Zealand Film Festival. More>>

Off To Leeds: Wellington’s Local Naked Girl Spreads Her Wings

Wellington born, bred and based live artist Virginia Kennard, self confessed “local naked girl”, has earned a place on the MA in Performance programme at Leeds Beckett University and flies away in 2 months time. More>>

Free Diving: William Trubridge Breaks World Record

With just a single breath, New Zealand free diver William Trubridge has successfully broken his own unassisted free dive world record of 101 metres. More>>

ALSO:

RLWC 2017 Draw: New Zealand Set For A Festival Of Rugby League

New Zealand Rugby League fans will have the chance to see the Kiwis in action against the best in the Pacific region for the Rugby League World Cup 2017, as announced today at the Official Tournament Draw. More>>

ALSO:

Non-Pokemon News: Magical Park A Safer Augmented Reality For Younger Audiences

Since May, Wellington City Council has been trialling a new app, Magical Park, in collaboration with the game’s New Zealand developer Geo AR Games, in parks around the city. Magical Park uses GPS technology to get users moving around the park to play within a set boundary. More>>

'Erroneous': Pokemon App Makers On Huge Privacy Flaw

We recently discovered that the Pokémon Go account creation process on iOS erroneously requests full access permission for the user's Google account... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Health
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news