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Primary Health Organisations & General Practice (GPs)

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Central Primary Health Organisation (PHO) is located in the MidCentral health district, encompassing Otaki, Horowhenua, Manawatu and Tararua regions. It was formed in July 2010 from the Otaki, Horowhenua, Manawatu and Tararua PHOs.
Patient being assessed by doctor
Patient being assessed by doctor








Central Primary Health Organisation

Central PHO is responsible for coordinating local primary health care services with the objectives of improving the community’s health and reducing health inequalities. They have particular responsibility for overseeing first contact health services provided by general practice, which are to be provided on a 24 hour a day, seven day a week basis. They are also responsible for a range of other specialised services such as diabetes specialist nursing, chronic care teams, local health promotion and services to improve access.
PHOs are responsible for the coordination and delivery of 24 hour accident and medical services. They are also responsible for the investigation, assessment, treatment, monitoring and recovery of health problems, including the care of chronic or recurring conditions.
Patient Information
A number of patient pathways have been developed as part of the Collaborative Clinical Pathways programme initiated in 2011. The patient pathways outline the steps used by health professionals in the diagnosis and management of health conditions. Access to this information enables patients and their families/whānāu to be better informed about what to expect and to have greater confidence in their care.
The patient pathways align exactly with the collaborative clinical pathways available to all doctors, nurses, pharmacists, primary health providers, and other health professionals in the MidCentral district.
The patient pathways are available on the Central PHO website and are able to be printed. Links to other useful patient resources are also provided. 

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