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.


Assessment and Care planning Documentation for Ashburton and Rural Services

A guide for use in Ashburton and Rural Services

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

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...

External Teaching – Nursing Staff

If you undertake any external teaching during CDHB work hours it is a requirement to complete this form at the conclusion of...



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


IV/ Medication Safety Link

The IV/Medication Safety Link Staff Website is the information portal for South Island link staff who are currently supporting...


Maternity Education

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


Maternity Guidelines

Te Whatu Ora Waitaha 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...


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,...


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. Nursing...


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...


Waitaha Canterbury Simulation Centre

Manawa - a new health research education facility in Christchurch. For further information please see below.


Online learning with healthLearn

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

Page last reviewed: 26 January 2024