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Effectiveness of primary care delivery in New Zealand

July 2018

The Ministry of Health and the Health Research Council of New Zealand have jointly awarded a two-year research project that will evaluate the effectiveness of primary care models in New Zealand. It will be the first comprehensive evaluation of general practice models of care since primary health organisations were introduced in 2001. Associate Professor Tim Kenealy is involved in the project that involves a multi-disciplinary team of primary care clinicians and academics from five universities – Massey University, University of Auckland, University of Otago, Cambridge University (United Kingdom) and Karolinska Institute (Sweden), and organisations with specialist knowledge. Read more.


Making health services more accessible to Pacific families

26 July 2017

Associate Professor Kenealy is part of a team of researchers awarded a Health Research Council Pacific project grant for a new study to help practitioners and planners more deeply understand how Pacific individuals and families relate to our health system. Read more about the study and interview with the lead researcher, Dr Ryan.


Getting back to grassroots healthcare in South Auckland

9 June 2017

Professor Rea is interviewed by Newsroom about an integrated care pilot project at Counties Manukau Health involving patients with long-term conditions. GPs, district health nurses, social workers, physiotherapists, mental health workers, pharmacies and home support workers work together to coordinate care and treatment of patients enrolled in the programme. Read more.


iCOACH: Implementing integrated care for older adults with complex health needs

27 June 2017

Associate Professor Kenealy and Professor Nicolette Sheridan are part of a large international research team collaborating to complete nine interdisciplinary case studies focused on the implementation of integrated community based primary health care (CBPHC). Exemplary cases of organisations that have successfully integrated CBPHC from Ontario, Quebec and New Zealand were studied using a mixed-method case study approach focusing on four analytic levels: patient/carer, health care providers, organisations and policies. Read the collection of published articles in the International Journal of Integrated Care.


Diabetes diagnosis

6 February 2017

Associate Professor Kenealy talks to the Goodfellow Unit about diagnosing diabetes in primary care including the latest research in diabetes diagnosis. Listen on the Goodfellow Podcast.


Northland immunisation rate declines

15 July 2016

Associate Professor Kenealy and Dr Rumball-Smith’s research on childhood immunisation rates in Northland has shown that the rate of children being immunised has fallen between 2009 and 2013. The research was published in The New Zealand Medical Journal and reported on Radio New Zealand news.



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