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Webinar: Equitable approaches to gout management – latest research and evidence

Primary care
01 July 2020
7:00 PM  - 8:30 PM
Online via Zoom

An image of four logos. From right to left is the Te Tāhū Hauora logo, the Pharmac logo, the Arthritis New Zealand Kaiponapona Aotearoa logo and the health literacy nz logo.Join the Health Quality & Safety Commission for a free webinar about new equitable approaches to gout management in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Two primary care models of gout management will be presented, along with the findings of a major new report describing the key components for establishing and maintaining gout management programmes in primary care.

This webinar is for anyone working in pharmacy, planning and funding, primary care including Māori and iwi health providers, general practice or primary health organisations.


Download a copy of the programme (100KB, pdf).

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This webinar is available to view on demand. Click here to watch.

Speaker presentations

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  • Sandy Bhawan, Manager, Access Equity, Pharmac (webinar moderator)
  • Prof Nicola Dalbeth, Rheumatologist and Professor of Medicine, Auckland District Health Board (DHB) and University of Auckland
  • Dr Aniva Lawrence, General Practitioner, Te Whareora Tikipunga and previously Clinical Lead Mahitahi Hauora PHE
  • Diana Phone, Pharmacist and Clinical Lead, Owning My Gout programme, Counties Manukau Health
  • Susan Reid, Director, Health Literacy New Zealand.

Sandy Bhawan is the manager of PHARMAC’s access equity team. Sandy is a pharmacist and a fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand. She was the lead author of  PHARMAC’s publication Achieving medicine access equity in Aotearoa New Zealand: Towards a theory of change. Read more about Sandy and PHARMAC’s access equity work on PHARMAC's website. An image of Sandy Bhawan. She has shoulder length brown hair and a grey jacket.
 Prof Nicola Dalbeth is a rheumatologist who holds dual appointments at Auckland DHB and the University of Auckland. She leads a programme of gout research at the University of Auckland and chairs the Health Quality & Safety Commission's Atlas of Healthcare Variation gout expert advisory group.  She served as a member of the core leadership team for the 2020 American College of Rheumatology gout management guidelines, and was a steering committee member for the American College of Rheumatology /European League Against Rheumatism gout classification project.  A photo of Professor Nicola Dalbeth. She has long blonde hair and dark rimmed glasses.
 Dr Aniva Lawrence is a Samoan GP working in Northland at Te Whareora o Tikipunga. She was involved in implementing the Gout Stop Programme across Northland in her role as clinical director for Manaia PHO in 2016. She is passionate about whānau, aiga and families being empowered to live fulfilling lives and having equitable access to health care and knowledge.   An image of Dr Aniva Lawrence with long dark brown hair.
Diana Phone is an early career pharmacist. Her work life is currently divided between Waimauku Village Pharmacy, clinical lead for the Owning My Gout Service (Counties Manukau Health) and the Safety in Practice Community Pharmacy Programme (Waitematā DHB) and as a professional practice fellow at the University of Otago School of Pharmacy. She is also the vice president and founding member of the Pacific Pharmacists Association Inc. Diana was the 2017 New Zealand Pharmacist of the Year.  An image of Diana Phone. She has dark hair tied back and wears a pharmacist uniform from the University of Otago.
Susan Reid is a director of Health Literacy NZ Limited. She has worked on a number of gout projects for the Ministry of Health and is the coordinator of Gout Action Aotearoa.  An image of Sue Reid. She wears glasses and has short dark hair.