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WellSouth - Long Term Conditions Team

Community Health Service



WellSouth is the local primary health organisation (PHO) for Otago and Southland.

Our clinical team (nurses, pharmacists, dietitians) support general practice teams caring for people with long-term conditions like diabetes, heart disease, gout or COPD.

The long-term conditions team are involved in training practice staff so they can deliver the best care for you. They provide advice and support to practice staff.

The long-term conditions team delivers education on pre-diabetes and diabetes as group courses to the public to help improve the health outcomes of people who are at risk of developing or have Type 2 diabetes. 

The Primary Care Nurses work alongside General Practice, actively teaching (individual, small/large groups), facilitating and promoting enhanced management of long-term conditions across the Southern region.  They support general practice teams to provide nursing services to clients via a variety of community bases that promote health, prevent illness and disease and provide support and treatment with a particular emphasis on diabetes, cardiovascular disease, respiratory illness and gout.

The Long Term Conditions team delivers Walking Away (from Diabetes) as group courses to help improve the health outcomes of people who are at risk of or have Type 2 diabetes.

See the WellSouth website for more information on our GP practices and all other health services.


Adult / Pakeke

How do I access this service?



Mon – Fri 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Services Provided

Community nursing

CVD self-management education, Diabetes, Self management

  • CVD self-management education
  • Diabetes
  • Self management
Injury support services

Nursing, Self management

  • Nursing
  • Self management
Wellness / healthy lifestyle


Central Lakes, Dunedin - South Otago, Southland, Waitaki

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This page was last updated at 10:17AM on February 8, 2024. This information is reviewed and edited by WellSouth - Long Term Conditions Team.