Publications, Guidelines and Reports


Best Practice Guide
The Council of Medical Colleges published its Best Practice Guide for Continuous Improvement on 1 February 2016. A Stock Take of definitions, resources, tools and additional information to implement the Guide has also been published.
Commerce Commission Fact Sheets
The Commerce Commission website has a number of fact sheets designed to help health professionals understand how competition and consumer laws apply to them. These fact sheets are written for all health professionals and are particularly relevant to those in business or practising on their own account.
Review of the Decision-Making Processes of ACC's Elective Surgery Unit - Phase II
Please click here to view the Report to External Stakeholders.
New Zealand Medical Association's Code of Ethics for the New Zealand Medical Profession
Please click here to view the document. 
Optimizing Management of Patients with Metal-on-Metal Hips
The American Hip Society presented their recommendations on MOM hips and their management at the AAOS meeting on March 19-23, 2013.  
MoM Conversion Chart
View the MoM Conversion Chart here.
The Ageing Of New Zealand
On August 18 2003 the NZOA published a paper that outlines the impact of the ageing population on musculo-skeletal conditions, including specific areas such as fractures, musculo-skeletal operations and hip replacements. It also includes data on the huge increases of people who will suffer disability because of musculo-skeletal diseases such as arthritis and osteoporosis.  Please click here to view the report.

Bone and Joint Decade
2000-2010 has been designated the Bone and Joint Decade. To date twenty-one countries including the United Kingdom and Australia have endorsed the Decade of Bone & Joint, together with the World Bank, the World Health Organisation and the Secretary-General of the UN.  Each country at a local level organises a National Action Network to take responsibility for co-ordinating activities under the umbrella of the Bone and Joint Decade.

A New Zealand network was inaugurated in February with the active support of a number of professional organisations including orthopaedic surgeons, rheumatologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, chiropractors and osteopaths as well as lay groups including the Arthritis Foundation, Osteoporosis New Zealand, Amputees Federation of New Zealand, Haemophilia Society and Paget's Disease Charitable Trust.  Click here to view the report.