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Toitū Takata


Toitū Takata, replacing CLIC, is the Long-term Conditions Programme allows practices to provide additional support to patients who have long-term health conditions. The goals are to maximise equity, improve health outcomes and allow those with long term conditions to live well.

The name represents the journey for patients with a Southern touch. Toitū is a word used for sustainability, long standing and permanent. Toitū is also a small stream feeding into Otago harbour at the original landing place of Ōtepoti in Dunedin. Takata is the Kāi Tahu version of Tangata or person. Essentially the name Toitū Takata means to sustain the people/person. 

The journey to name the new programme involved various groups including Peter Ellison, Pou Oraka Matua/Director of Māori Health and Equity at WellSouth. Naike Simon-Hopa, a Pou Manaaki at WellSouth, came up with the original concept, so kia ora to Naike.


The roll out

Throughout the end of 2023, we will introduce the Toitū Takata through WellSouth clinical updates, engage with practices directly, provide training sessions and online resources. Check back regularly as we will continue to update this page


Training and education

To ready for the programme's launch in early 2024,  WellSouth will be offering a series of workshops for Practice Nurses during October and November. Feedback from practices identified having Nurse Champions within the practice as a key facilitator of successfully delivering the new LTC programme within the practice. The role of the Nurse champion is not to “do everything” relating to Toitū Takata – LTC Programme, but rather empower and support others within the practice.

- Click below to register for The Nurse Champions Day.

- Check out the Workforce Development Calendar to register for your local Nurse Champion workshop, here

- Advance Care Planning is a critical component of Toitū Takata, sign up for an upcoming training here


Resources and questions

- Check out the general resources page for some more information, here.

- Click here for an overview of the programme, including eligibility. 

- Click here to and to access questions and answers for the programme.  If you have any feedback or questions don’t hesitate to get in touch with your primary care relationship manager.


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