Patient Information

The Society is a membership organisation supporting practitioners within the gastroenterology community. Below is a list of organisations and resources to assist those affected by gastroenterology issues:

The Health Navigator provides one place for New Zealanders to find reliable and trustworthy health information and self-care resources. It is a non-profit community initiative combining the efforts of a wide range of partner and supporter organisations, and is overseen by the Health Navigator Charitable Trust. Visitors can search for specific information some useful links might be:

Health Pages a comprehensive site of NZ health services and professionals, their special interests and the full range of services they provide. Healthpages also groups related services, helping you find help that you may not have known existed. At a glance you can see both health support organisations and expert medical services for many health topics.

Health Point provides up-to-date information about healthcare providers, referral expectations, services offered and common treatments

BPAC NZ advocates for best practice in healthcare treatments and investigations across a wide range of health service delivery areas, and are recognised nationally and internationally for our expertise and innovation though focused on guidance for practitioners it can be a source of information such as:

by using the site’s search engine

The Ministry of Health Manatū Hauora is the public service department of New Zealand responsible for healthcare in New Zealand. It came into existence in its current form in 1993. The link provided goes directly to their IBD information.

Te Whatu Ora focuses on providing support for the health profession however they have information for patients and their whanau as well.

Te aka Whai Ora focuses on creating an equitable health system for Māori and was launched in 2022 . Their site notes that Whānau will be the voice and capability that drives the design and delivery of health services in Aotearoa, better meeting the needs of Māori.

"Whakahiko i te oranga whānau will become our reality with realising tino rangatiratanga as both the pathway and goal."

Crohns and Colitis New Zealand is a charitable trust which aims to provide support, advice, resources and information about Crohn's disease and Ulcerative Colitis. The organisation was established by individuals affected by Crohn’s and Colitis, and medical specialists active in the treatment of these chronic diseases.