enfermeratriageNew Zealand, After-hours visits to the doctors are in for a change as major provider Te Tai Tokerau Primary Health Organisation introduces a telephone helpline to support rostered on-call general practitioners. From October 1, about 19,000 people in and around Kaitaia who currently have after-hours access to a general practitioner (GP) will be directed to a “triage” nurse on a phone who will decide whether care is needed immediately or whether the matter can wait until normal practice hours. Read more

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