The Best Practice Advocacy Centre New Zealand (bpacnz) is an independent, not-for-profit organisation. Our
role is to deliver educational and continuing professional development programmes to medical practitioners and other health
professional groups throughout New Zealand.
bpacnz advocates for best practice in healthcare treatments and investigations across a wide range of health
service delivery areas, and we are recognised nationally and internationally for our expertise and innovation.
Kia hanahana ai te tīwhanawhana a Kahukura i te rangi
Let the arch of the rainbow glisten
bpacnz was established in Dunedin in 2003 to disseminate and communicate “best practice” evidence to General
Practitioners throughout New Zealand. Since this time, bpacnz has held contracts for nationwide programmes with
PHARMAC, DHB Shared Services (formerly DHBNZ), Ministry of Health, individual DHBs and PHOs and other healthcare organisations.
These programmes have included responsible use of pharmaceuticals, laboratory testing to improve clinical practice and support
of the PHO Performance Programme. bpacnz is also a leading provider of Continuing Professional Development resources
for health professionals in New Zealand.
bpacnz has five shareholders: ProCare Health,
South Link Health,
General Practice NZ (GPNZ),
Pegasus Health Ltd,
University of Otago
bpacnz currently employs 18 staff members within the following teams:
- Clinical programme development
- Report development, data analysis and evaluation
- Editing, design and web development
- Management and administration
bpacnz publications are developed in conjunction with our Clinical Advisory Group, which includes representatives
from primary and secondary care, along with guidance from leading clinicians around New Zealand.