Te Hono

  • Te Hono - Multi-Disciplinary Meeting Participants
    Te Hono - Multi-Disciplinary Meeting Participants
  • Te Hono Multi-Disciplinary Meetings - Shared Scree
    Te Hono Multi-Disciplinary Meetings - Shared Scree

Multi Disciplinary Meetings with rural Primary Care practices

  • Region:Northland
  • How:Video Conference
  • What:Multi-Disciplinary Meeting
  • Specialty:Multiple Specialties Available
  • Phase:Active

Te Hono (meaning: to link or to bridge) is a 1 hour multi-disciplinary meeting where patient cases and questions are presented by participants from primary care clinical teams to a panel of specialists present. Emphasis is on respectful, open, collegial discussion rather than didactic teaching – everybody is invited to contribute and take part in the discussion.

The concept is case based learning. Although specific cases are discussed the idea is that learnings can be applied more widely and knowledge is spread throughout the clinical teams. Both doctors and nurses are encouraged to attend and present cases.


  • Better and closer relationships with specialists that support the practices
  • Provide gold standard care according to best practice guidelines for high needs and rural populations
  • Provide a more holistic (team based) assessment opportunity
  • Enhance whole of team knowledge, including practice nurses and community nurses, in the care of long term conditions


  • Reduce health inequity
  • Improve access to best level care in accord with MoH strategy

Practices & Primary Care organisations participating:

  • Te Hauora O Te Hiku O Te Ika
  • Whakawhiti Ora Pai
  • Hokianga Health
  • Kerikeri Medical
  • Whangaroa Health
  • Russell Medical

Attended Specialities to date (August 2017):

  • Renal
  • Cardiology
  • Rheumatology
  • Psychiatry
  • Respiratory
  • Endocrinology/Neurology
  • Liver (tertiary)
  • Gastroenterology
  • Gynaecology
  • Rural Hospital Specialist
  • Oncology
  • Surgical services
  • Anaesthetics
  • Haematology