Purpose of the Network (continued)
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Purpose of the Cystic Fibrosis Network (continued)
The Clinical Reference Group (CRG) members
Dr Cass Byrnes, Respiratory Consultant, Starship (co-Chair)
Dr Peter McIlroy, Paediatrician, Nelson (co-Chair)
Dr Julian Vyas, Respiratory Consultant, Starship
Jan Tate, Cystic Fibrosis Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS), Starship
Vivienne Isles, Paediatric CNS, Christchurch
Jane Bollard, CEO, Cystic Fibrosis Association NZ (CFANZ)
Sue Lovelock, Social Worker, CFANZ
Fiona Leighton, Dietitian, Christchurch
Rebecca Scoones, Physiotherapist, Starship
Julie Graves, Dietitian, Tauranga
Rebecca Landreth, Pharmacist, Dunedin
The CRG is supported by:
Karyn Sanson, RN, MHPrac Facilitator/Operational Project
Mollie Wilson, CEO PSNZ
The CRG has approved the Terms of Reference which can be viewed here.
The first set of goals will be a phased review of the current clinical guidelines in order to produce current best practice guidelines which are nationally applicable regardless of the centre providing care. These guidelines will be informed by the Standards of Care document produced in conjunction with the Cystic Fibrosis Association NZ and will also support equity of access to specialty and multidisciplinary care for all children and young people with Cystic Fibrosis in New Zealand.
As many clinicians are aware the document is a large one and
will be broken down into topics and settings in order to progress
it. The first will be infection control in the inpatient and
outpatient settings. In addition a parallel workstream will be
working on the requirements for patient review at diagnosis, and
If you have ideas or would like to be involved on any of the related workstreams please don't hesitate to make contact with us.
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