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This page provides information on training for care planning and useful resources available. 

On this page you will find information on:


Care planning is one of the areas primary care and DHB teams have regularly asked about for training and support. There is a range of training resources on care planning, some are shown below. 

Care planning modules

To address the need for care planning training, the following training modules have been developed. These include presenter slideset and a facilitator guide. These can be used by PHOs, DHBs, and clinical team leads. 

Facilitator guide for care planning skiils training developed by Health Literacy, NZ & Health Literacy, NZ. 

Care planning workshops

Training by Dr Janine Bycroft

Half-day or full-day training by Dr Janine Bycroft and Health Navigator NZ team. Find out more details about the training here. 

Flinders program

There are a number of Flinders trainer available in New Zealand, contact Health Navigator NZ team to find out more. 

Online learning

Care planning: a guide for practice nurses (BMJ Learning)

People with long-term conditions should have a plan of care to help them self-manage. This module looks at the different approaches and designs of care plans – so that you can assist patients with enduring mental and/or physical health problems. BMJ Learning, 2016