Awanui Labs glossary
A list of medical terms and definitions.
bpacnz (Best Practice Advocacy Centre) is an independent organisation that promotes healthcare interventions that meet patients needs and are evidence based, cost effective and suitable for the New Zealand context.
Health and Disability Commissioner
The Health and Disability Commissioner is an independent agency set up to promote and protect the rights of consumers who use health and disability services. The agency assists in resolving problems between consumers and providers of health and disability services.
The Health Navigator is a collaborative project developed by a range of non-profit health organisations to identify the best online health information and self-help resources they can find.
Lab Tests Online
Lab Tests Online has been designed to help the public better understand the many clinical lab tests that are part of the routine care, diagnosis and treatment of many conditions and diseases.
This website provides information about Maori health and highlights the policies, programmes and people addressing Maori health.
Medical Council of New Zealand
The Medical Council registers doctors to practise medicine in New Zealand. Registration is evidence that a doctor has met a certain standard.
The New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority is a business unit of the Ministry of Health. Medsafe is the authority responsible for the regulation of therapeutic products in New Zealand.
Ministry of Health
The Ministry of Health aims to ensure that the health and disability support system works for all New Zealanders.
National Drug Policy
The National Drug Policy aims to improve the health and wellbeing of New Zealanders by encouraging the development of strategies and programmes which prevent and reduce drug-related harm.
National Screening Unit
The National Screening Unit is a separate unit within the Public Health Directorate of the Ministry of Health.
New Zealand Doctor Magazine
The New Zealand Doctor magazine provides GPs and others in the health sector with a source of up to date news affecting primary care.
New Zealand Guidelines Group
The NZGG is committed to promoting all aspects of effective practice in the NZ health and disability sector.
New Zealand Health Information Service
The New Zealand Health Information Service is a group within the New Zealand Ministry of Health responsible for the collection and dissemination of health-related data.
New Zealand HPV Project
The project aims to provide support and education for people with human papillomarvirus (genital warts and/or HPV), educate the public about this common infection, particularly it’s transmission, symptoms and management and to work alongside medical and health professionals to ensure people with HPV receive optimal management.
New Zealand Medical Association
The New Zealand Medical Association is the largest medical organisation in New Zealand.
Paediatric Society of New Zealand
The Paediatric Society of New Zealand’s aims and objectives are to stimulate interest in and to promote the scientific study of child health and Paediatrics in New Zealand.
Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia
The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia is responsible for the training and professional development of pathologists and for the promotion of the science and practice of Pathology.