The Royal Australasian College of Physicians have released a New Zealand election statement calling for policymakers to make health equity the norm to improve health outcomes for the most vulnerable people in our communities.
My Medicines provides information for patients about medicines used in New Zealand, using plain language that can be understood by most adults.
Research shows that a "business-as-usual" approach to smoking cessation in New Zealand means the Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 target will not be met. Therefore, Pinnacle MHN is leading a new approach to Stop Smoking Services across Waikato and Tairawhiti regions - Quit Smoking: Once and for All.
In the Waikato there have been 15 probable or confirmed cases of mumps in the first six months of this year. Previously we had not seen any cases since 2012.
It's been a busy
quarter for Xcrania, with multiple projects on the go and daily business as
usual tasks keeping the team on their toes. Here's a 'by the numbers' glimpse
at what's been busying the team during the last three months.
More than a dozen volunteers visited 10 locations across the Waikato and Tairawhiti regions on World Smokefree Day (31 May) to promote Pinnacle MHN's Once and For All stop smoking programme.
The Pinnacle MHN Long Term Conditions (LTC) programme is pleased to announce that Taranaki DHB (TDHB) agreed to extend the contract for the Taranaki multi-disciplinary team (MDT) this quarter.
This quarter, indici
generated a real buzz at the GP Conference and Medical Exhibition (GPCME) held
in Rotorua in early June
The Health Care Home (HCH) programme has been reflecting on the alternatives to face to face care offered to patients this quarter.
This quarter, Pinnacle MHN worked with Te Puna Oranga (Waikato DHB's Māori Health service), Redicare Family Practice, and Rauawaawa kaumātua Charitable Trust, to vaccinate kaumātua in Hamilton.
The Child and Youth Health Coordination Service (Cay-C) team is constantly working with health providers, including midwives, family doctors and Well Child/Tamariki Ora providers, to ensure children access the right services and receive all of their checks on time.
Interesting articles, clinical stories and learnings relating to the primary health care sector we've found this month.
The end of quarter four marked the deadline for practices to achieve Foundation Standard or Cornerstone, and Pinnacle MHN is celebrating our practices' success.
A list of web-based educational and training resources relevant to family doctors who wish to develop their knowledge and skills in primary mental health care.
While the Patea & District Community Medical Trust continue to search for a GP they've teamed up with Pinnacle Midlands Health Network and Taupo Medical Centre to provide an innovative solution which meets their patient's needs, without the need to travel out of town.
Download the Pinnacle Midlands Health Network Quarterly Report for Quarter 4 (April-June 2017).
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From 29 June, a new 'falls
risk threshold' patient prompt will be available to Taranaki practices
Pinnacle Incorporated chair Dr Frank Cullen has today announced that from 1 July the primary health organisation (PHO) will more clearly separate out its standalone innovation activities via its existing not-for-profit company.
Health providers in the Tairāwhiti-Gisborne district have worked together to reduce the rate of avoidable hospital admissions among the district's most vulnerable babies and young children.