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7 Nov 2018

Pinnacle MHN launches Advance Care Plan (Waikato)

An advance care plan (ACP) is an articulation of a patient's wishes, preferences, values and goals relevant to all current and future care, including end of life care.


7 Nov 2018

National Health Advisory meningococcal disease update

A reminder meningococcal disease should still be on your differential diagnosis list, and along with classical symptoms, this particular bug can cause GI problems, pneumonia, septic arthritis, endocarditis, and epi/supraglottitis. 

GPs, Network  
31 Oct 2018

What we've been reading - November

Interesting articles, pod casts, clinical stories and learnings related to the primary health care sector our GP liaison team has found this month.

Network  
31 Oct 2018

COPD training addresses respiratory disease skill gap

In New Zealand, around one in six Kiwi's suffer with a respiratory disease. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) affects hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders, and respiratory disease is the third leading cause of deaths in New Zealand - yet many have never heard of it.


24 Oct 2018

Changes to the Waikato Primary Options Acute Care programme

Pinnacle MHN manages the regional Primary Options Acute Care (POAC) programme across the Waikato region for the whole population, regardless of PHO. This funding allows primary care to provide safe, acute care within the community to reduce demand on hospital services.

GPs, Waikato  
24 Oct 2018

Lakes DHB to join the Midland regional Radiology RIS and PACS system

Lakes DHB will be joining the Midland regional Radiology platform on Tuesday 6 November 2018. Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Tairāwhiti DHBs already use the platform.  

Lakes  
23 Oct 2018

Changes to ACC consultation rate subsidies

Further to the recent announcements of the extension of community services cards (CSC) cardholder subsidies, ACC has proposed to increase the consultation rate subsidies to all practices.

 
15 Oct 2018

Pinnacle Incorporated AGM 2018

Read the notice of Pinnacle Incorporated's Annual General Meeting for 2018.

GPs, Network  
11 Oct 2018

What we've been reading - October

Interesting articles, pd casts, clinical stories and learnings related to the primary health care sector our GP liaison team has found this month.

GPs, Network  
10 Oct 2018

Government funding update - Extending access to primary care

As part of Budget 2018 several changes will take place from 1 December 2018 to provide people with greater access to primary care services. Find out what this means for your practice.

4 Oct 2018

Ventures launches pharmacogenomics testing in New Zealand

Ventures have formed a partnership with an Australian-based genomics company to make full medication PGx and sub-speciality panels available within New Zealand. 

28 Sep 2018

Child and Youth Health Coordination Service

Waikato DHB has exited the child and youth coordination services (Cay-C) contract, effective 17 December 2018.

27 Sep 2018

CoaguChek test strip calibration issue

Read more about the concern raised about the accuracy of point of care testing for the International Normalised Ratio (INR). 

GPs, Network  
24 Sep 2018

Falls prevention services

Injury prevention programmes are offered in Waikato, Taranaki and Tairāwhiti.





20 Sep 2018

Heath Te Aroha embraces Te Reo Māori

Heath Te Aroha is embracing te reo in a big way. We had a chat with practice manager Dwayne Stewart about this impressive effort.


19 Sep 2018

Primary mental health update for Waikato

Latest news from the primary mental health team in Waikato.

12 Sep 2018

Ensuring general practice services are more accessible to minority groups

Māori workforce development initiative key to ensuring primary health care services are more accessible to minority groups


12 Sep 2018

Evidence based prescribing vs precision medicine

One size doesn't fit all and neither does a single dose. PGx introduces precision based prescribing to your patients assisting in avoiding some of the guess work and complications. 

12 Sep 2018

Do you have a passion for quality and education?

Are you keen to have your voice heard? We are looking for two general practitioners to sit on the Pinnacle quality and education committee.


10 Sep 2018

Our GP Facebook discussion group

A closed access Facebook group for Pinnacle GPs to share ideas and knowledge. 

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