For your patients
These resources help health professionals communicate essential treatment messages to patients.
They are best used during a consultation and are designed to complement consumer medicine information (CMI) leaflets, which contain specific information about particular medicines.
These resources can be imported into practice software.
Fact sheets can be printed and given to your patients.
Anticoagulants: Living well with warfarin
Cardiac conditions: Living well with chronic heart failure
Consumer medicine information (CMI)
Diabetes type 2: It's not just about glucose
Diabetes type 2: Thinking about starting insulin?
Diabetes type 2: Your lifestyle
Digestive problems: Medicines for heartburn and reflux
Digestive problems: Stepping-down medicines for heartburn and reflux
Healthy lifestyle: Lifestyle choices for better health
Infection: Preventing infections of the heart
Otitis media: Ear infection in children
Pain: Chronic pain — what can I do?
Stroke: Your heart and stroke risk score
Vitamin D: Tests and deficiency
Mediated treatment plans
Resources you can print and fill in with your patient, or that the patient can fill out themselves.
Importing resources into practice software
Some fact sheets and treatment plans can be accessed and printed from prescribing software systems (Best Practice, MedTech 32, Genie and Medical Director). Leaflets not available from prescribing software systems can be manually imported into the software. Instructions for importing and printing the leaflets from Medical Director and Best Practice are included below.
Online tools and resources
Tools and calculators on the NPS website you can recommend to your patients.
Cardiovascular risk calculators
Tools to help assess cardiovascular risk and possible treatment benefits
Diabetes Health Tracker
Use the Diabetes Health Tracker to keep track of your medicines, health checks and their targets and to help manage your diabetes.
HbA1c unit converter tool for type 2 diabetes
Use the NPS HbA1c converter tool to keep track of the changes in the way glycated haemoglobin test results are reported
MedicineList+ smartphone app
MedicineList Plus smartphone app - free download for iPhone and Android. Keep important information about your medicines in one place. You can edit and update all your information, and set alarms to remind you when to take your medicines.
Use the Medicines List (online) to help you get the most from your medicines. Edit, save, print or email the list and share it with your doctor, pharmacist or other health professionals, so they know about all the medicines you are using.
Medicines List (paper)
A Medicines List is a useful way to keep all the information about your medicines together. Keep the list in your wallet or bag. Available in many languages.
Take the sleep quiz
Take the modified Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) sleep quiz. Help with sleep problems and alternatives to sleeping pills.