Information for Health Professionals

Canterbury District Health Board has provided this public information for Canterbury health professionals which includes, guidelines, policies and resources for professional development.

Staff online training can be accessed at as well as via some sections below.

Access to CDHB webmail, ISG Service Desk, iPerform and staff emergency messages can be found in the Staff Webmail and Resources section of this website under the About Us section.​


Assessment and Care planning Documentation

A guide for use in Ashburton and Rural Services and the Medical Surgical Division of Christchurch Hospital. This information...

Aged Residential Care Support (ARC)

This page contains information and links around education and development opportunities for ARC nursing staff.

Care Capacity Demand Management programme

Care Capacity Demand Management programme is about better matching staff resources to patient demand to improve patient care,...


CDHB Policies

Infection Prevention and Control, Fluid & Medication Management, Nursing Policies & Procedures


Clinical Skills Unit (CSU) has now moved into Manawa Building!

The Clinical Skills Unit (CSU) contributes to the provision of consistently high quality clinical skills and simulation...

Cytotoxic & Biotherapy Resources

This site contains the material related to the CDHB Cytotoxic & Biotherapies policies, standards and training packages for...


Dedicated Education Unit (DEU)

The Dedicated Education Unit (DEU) model of clinical teaching and learning is a partnership between Ara and the Canterbury...


Education & Development

The directory of Study Days, Workshops and Self Directed Learning Packages available through the Clinical Skills Unit and...



HealthPathways is the main source of information about Canterbury Health System services for general practice teams.


IV Link

The IV Link Staff Website is the information portal for South Island IV Link staff who currently require Intravenous Therapy as...


Maternity Education

This site shows current online learning available for midwives and nurses working in maternity service.


Maternity Guidelines

CDHB management guidelines for secondary/tertiary maternity care.


Midwifery Quality & Leadership Programme (QLP)

The Midwifery Quality and Leadership programme provides a national framework for midwives to enhance their professional...

Midwifery Return to Practice Programme (RTP)

The Midwifery Return to Practice programme supports clinical placements for midwives returning to midwifery practice, to...


Neonatal Clinical Resources

The following Neonatal clinical resources include Neonatal Drug Information sheets and the Neonatal Handbook.


Nursing Entry to Practice Programme (NETP)

New Zealand's Nursing Entry to Practice Programme, NETP, enables nursing graduates to begin their careers well-supported, safe,...


Online learning with healthLearn

healthLearn is a learning managerment system for staff involved in health care organisations.


Palliative Care

The Hospital Palliative Care Service website contains information about the Hospital Palliative Care Service, Palliative Care...


Postgraduate Nursing Education

The Postgraduate Nursing Education office provides advice for nursing career planning/postgraduate education options and HWD...


Professional Development & Recognition Programme (PDRP)

Documents and information for nurses applying for Professional Development and Recognition Programmes

Professional Development Unit (PDU)

The aim of the Professional Development Unit (PDU) is to develop and inspire others for greater community health


Synthetic Cannabinoid Withdrawal Addiction Guide

Guide for General Practitioners, Social Workers, Youth Health workers, Community Alcohol and Drug Services. Date: 28th April 2014



In the Think Delirium Project we want to encourage people to also think about delirium prevention, and to help people before...

Page last reviewed: 15 November 2018