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Pacemakers

Pacific health: community providers

Pacific health: hospital services

Pacific health: primary care

Pacific peoples disability support services

Pacifiers (dummies)

Paid parental leave

Pain: persistent

Pain: palliative care

Pain: toolkit

Painful bladder syndrome

Painful breasts

Painful nipples

Painful sex

Painful shoulders

Painful testicles

Painkillers

Painkillers in pregnancy

Pain relief for adults

Pain relief for adults on discharge from hospital

Pain relief for children & teenagers

Pain relief for broken bones (adults)

Pain relief for broken bones (children)

Pain relief: joint pain

Pain relief when having a baby

Palliative care

Palliative care: controlling symptoms

Palliative care: pain

Palpitations

Pan proctocolectomy

Panic disorder

Paracetamol for children

Parathyroid adenoma

Parathyroid hyperplasia

Parenting problems

Parenting; puberty information

Parenting websites

Parking at Christchurch Hospital

Parkinson disease

Partial fasciectomy

Partial nail avulsion

Partner notification of sexually transmitted infection

Partner violence

Pashto interpreter card

Patches for lazy eye

Patella: dislocation

Patient rights

Patient surgical journey videos

Pavlik harness

Pec minor stretch

PEG

Pelvic floor exercises for men

Pelvic floor exercises for women

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)

Pelvic pain in women

Penis issues

Peptic ulcers

Perching stools

Perineal tear

Perineal tear: third or fourth-degree

Period problems

Periodontal disease

Periods

Perioral dermatitis

Peripheral artery disease

Peripheral neuropathy

Peripheral vascular disease

Peripherally inserted central catheter

Peritoneal dialysis

Pernicious anaemia

Persistent cough

Persistent pain

Persistent pain – medical cannabis

Persistent pain in children & teens

Personal hygiene: women

Personalised care plans

Perthes disease

Pertussis (whooping cough)

Pertussis vaccine: pregnant women

Pes planus

PET scans

Pharmacists

Phimosis

Phlebitis

Phobia

Physeal fractures

Physical abuse

Physical abuse: teenagers

Physical health with a mental illness or addiction

Physiotherapists

PICC

Piercing

Pigeon toes (intoeing)

Pilar cyst

Piles

Pilonidal sinus disease

Pimples

Pinworms

Pipelle biopsy

Pituitary surgery

Pityriasis

Placenta

Placenta praevia

Plagiocephaly

Planning a pregnancy

Plant sources of protein

Plantar fasciitis

Plaster casts: care

Plaster casts and driving

Plaster casts and DVT

Plaster casts and flying

Pleural plaques

PLMS (paradoxical limb movements of sleep)

Plunket

PMS/PMT (premenstrual syndrome/tension)

Pneumonia

Pneumothorax

Podiatrists

Poisoning: alcohol

Poisoning: chemical

Polio (poliomyelitis)

Polish interpreter card

Polycystic kidney disease

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

Polycystic ovary syndrome: dietary information

Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR)

Polyunsaturated fat

Poor appetite

Popliteal aneurysm

Portacath

Portuguese interpreter card

Positional head flattening

Positron emission tomography (PET) scans

Posterior vitreous detachment

Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN)

Postnatal depression

Postnatal psychosis

Post-polio syndrome

Potassium-rich food

Potting mix and Legionnaires' disease

Powdered drink products

Practice nurses

Prediabetes

Prediabetes test results

Pre-eclampsia

Pregnancy and childbirth

Pregnancy: anaemia

Pregnancy: anxiety

Pregnancy: baby movements

Pregnancy: back pain

Pregnancy: blood clots

Pregnancy: carpal tunnel syndrome

Pregnancy: constipation

Pregnancy: counselling

Pregnancy: deep vein thrombosis (DVT)

Pregnancy: depression

Pregnancy: diabetes

Pregnancy: ectopic

Pregnancy: education

Pregnancy: eligibility for free care

Pregnancy: exercise

Pregnancy: folate and folic acid

Pregnancy: food safety

Pregnancy: for teens

Pregnancy: healthy eating

Pregnancy: high blood pressure

Pregnancy: HIV screening

Pregnancy: Illegal drugs

Pregnancy: immunisations

Pregnancy: iodine

Pregnancy: medications

Pregnancy: molar pregnancy

Pregnancy: nausea and vomiting

Pregnancy: planning

Pregnancy: pubic pain

Pregnancy: screening tests

Pregnancy: sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

Pregnancy: smoking

Pregnancy: taking supplements

Pregnancy: teenagers

Pregnancy: thrush

Pregnancy: twins and triplets

Pregnancy: urine infection

Pregnancy: vitamin D

Pregnancy: where to give birth

Pregnancy: whooping cough vaccination

Premature babies: breastfeeding

Premature birth

Premature birth: magnesium sulphate

Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD)

Presbyopia

Preschool health check

Pressure sores

Preventing cancer

Preventing kidney stones

Preventing stroke

Primary polycythaemia vera (PV)

Privacy: youth and teens

Problem behaviour: children

Progressive supranuclear palsy

Prolactin

Prolactinomas

Prolapse

Prolapsed disc

Prolonged QT syndrome

Prominent ear surgery

Pronation

Prostate

Prostate biopsy

Prostate cancer

Prostate cancer: BRCA genes

Prostate cancer treatment

Prostate enlargement

Prostate health

Prostate surgery

Prostatitis

Protein

Protein-rich meal ideas

Pruritus vulvae

PSA test

Psoriasis

Psoriatic arthritis

Psychiatrists, psychologists, and psychotherapists

Psychosis

Pterygium and pinguecula

Puberty: for parents

Puberty: for teens

Pubic lice

Pulled elbow

Pulled tendon

Pulmonary embolism (PE)

Pulmonary fibrosis

Pulmonary rehabilitation

Pump feeding

Punctal cautery

Purging

Pyelonephritis

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