Practice Plus is a virtual service, designed to support medical centres by providing additional medical assistance outside of normal clinic hours. They are an alternative to the service provided by Accident & Healthcare or the emergency department of the hospital.
All Practice Plus clinicians are licensed practitioners, registered with either the Medical Council of NZ or the Nursing Council of NZ. Accessing the service requires payment up-front. If the Practice Plus clinician deems that an in-person check is more appropriate, they will provide advice of the next step. Any notes taken in a virtual consult will be sent back to the enrolling practice for continuity of care, unless a request is made that they are not to be shared.
Practice Plus can be accessed through a practice’s website or via this link - http://www.practiceplus.nz.