Primary Care Suite

The Primary Care suite is the largest module collection available, containing all modules not in the Nationally Funded module suite. Therefore, purchasing this suite gives your practice access to the full functionality of bestpractice. Please contact us for pricing options on this suite.

The following is a list of the modules in the Primary Care suite:

  • Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Management
  • Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Quick Screen
  • Care Plans
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Clinical Tool Kit
  • Diabetes Review
  • Education
  • Exercise Prescriptions
  • Healthy Children
  • Roland Morris Lower Back
  • Treatment Guidelines
  • Well Child Six Week Check

Below is a brief introduction to each of these modules.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Management

Calculate 5-year CVD Risk and then progress to decision support for the management of this risk. NZGG recommendations are interpreted and applied to the individual patient allowing the health practitioner to use his judgement for each person. The CVD Risk Modifier shows a patient how changing their results can change their CVD risk.

For more information, view the Cardiovascular Disease Management module page.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Quick Screen

Calculate 5-year CVD Risk using only the minimal number of fields required by the Framingham equation. Because many of the fields are pre-populated by the patient management system, a CVD Risk can usually be determined in seconds.

For more information, view the Cardiovascular Disease Quick Screen module page.

Care Plans

This module covers four patient reviews to monitor health indicators, medication management, allergies/medical warnings, patient goals and barriers to achieving patient goals. Patient Information, referral forms and green prescriptions are also accessible via links in this module

Chronic Kidney Disease

Whether there is clinical suspicion, or for opportunistic screening, the Chronic Kidney Disease module can be used to thoroughly evaluate and stage renal disease, or for management. Resources available via the module include guidelines for dosage adjustment of drugs in renal impairment, nomograms for kidney function and Renal Medicine National Referral Guidelines and Access Criteria.

Clinical Tool Kit

Quick access to pre-populated calculators for Body Mass Index (BMI), Creatinine Clearance (CrCl), estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate (eGFR), Low Density Lipids (LDL), Paracetamol Poisoning, Pregnancy Due Date and Sodium Imbalance.

Diabetes Review

Complete your patient's annual diabetes review addressing their CVD risk, kidney, eye and foot health status. Resources available within the module include diet and lifestyle advice, green prescriptions, NZGG Interventions Guideline and links to Diabetes websites.

For more information, view the Diabetes Review module page.


Follow links to the Best Practice Journal, to websites for ordering patient and practice resources on-line and to Best Practice Interactive Case Studies and Quizzes. In addition patient information resources relevant to all our modules are available directly to print or email to patients.

Exercise Prescriptions

Provide the health professional's written advice to a patient to be physically active, as part of the patient's health management. This may be through Green Prescription services with the local SPARC/Sports Trust or for a practice managed process. Referral to Active Families extends the Green Prescription programme and provides face-to-face intensive support over time for obese children and their families/whanau.

Healthy Children

For children aged 2-18 years, a diet and physical activity assessment are offered from which recommendations on managing any concerns are made. Options such as Green prescriptions, Referral to the Active Families programme and Patient Information are facilitated.

Roland Morris Lower Back

The Roland-Morris Questionnaire focuses on activity intolerances related to low back problems. It was first published in the United Kingdom in 1983 and a substantial number of papers have been published on its psychometric properties, validity and reliability. The questionnaire can be given at the initial patient contact and then every 2-4 weeks thereafter.

Treatment Guidelines

Provide a framework of guidelines, standing orders and protocols to inform and direct the day-to-day practice of nursing staff. These documents are updated regularly in order to maintain currency and reflect changes in the field of best practice.

Well Child Six Week Check

The Well Child/Tamariki Ora check provides a complete suite of Well Child Checks (with the exception of the B4 School check). It includes:

  • 6 week check
  • 3 month check
  • 5 month check
  • 8-10 month check
  • 12-24 month check
  • 3 year check

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