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Te Pū rauemi KOWHEORI-19 COVID-19 resource hub

Support for people working in health during the COVID-19 pandemic. Find information about how you can support yourselves and others, including consumers, teams and colleagues which complements and aligns with Ministry of Health resources.

Kia āta kōwhiri Choosing Wisely

The Choosing Wisely campaign seeks to reduce harm from unnecessary and low-value tests and treatment.

Consumer videos

In these consumer stories, Marion, Graham and Russ talk about the importance of involving patients and their whānau in the decision-making process and how it is important for clinicians to communicate in plain, easily accessible language. 

About anticoagulants

Anticoagulants are medicines that help prevent blood clots from forming and stop existing clots from growing bigger. However, they can cause harm even when used as intended. These risks can be avoided if appropriate protocols and procedures are used.  

Anticoagulants can be used in a range of medical situations. Below are links to information about them; however, it is important to discuss your care with your primary care practitioners, including your GP and local pharmacist.

Links and useful resources
Te Tāhū Hauora anticoagulation stewardship project

Te Tāhū Hauora is working on a nationwide approach to promote safe, high-quality patient care by improving the management of anticoagulants in health care settings. This includes the development of consumer and whānau resources. Consumer perspectives are included throughout our work, guided by the Code of expectations for health entities’ engagement with consumers and whānau. We will add consumer and whānau resources to this website as they become available.

Get in touch

If you would like more information or are interested in being involved in the project, please contact us at

Published: 14 Dec 2023 Modified: 21 Feb 2024