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18 Apr 2018

Bringing flu vaccinations to kaumatua: working together to overcome barriers

Offering both the flu and Zostavax (shingles) vaccines, a Hamilton initiative is reaching a high risk, vulnerable population who otherwise may have been missed. 

18 Apr 2018

Transition from Map of Medicine to HealthPathways

In 2017 the international technology provider behind the Map of Medicine (MOM) tool signalled their intention to cease support for the tool in 2018. Find out about the transition to HealthPathways.

5 Apr 2018

What we've been reading - April 2018

Interesting articles, clinical stories and learnings related tothe primary healthcare sector we've found this month.

4 Apr 2018

Suicide bereavement funded counselling pathway

The Waikato DHB recognises that anyone who was close to a person who has died as a result of suicide, will experience severe distress. Read more...

4 Apr 2018

Live Stronger for Longer - April Falls awareness month

It is April Falls Awareness month and Taranaki is helping promote the 'Live Stronger for Longer' national campaign to the public.


29 Mar 2018

Taupō farewells Dr Tim Coulter

Dr Tim Coulter will be missed by many when he retires from Taupo Health at the end of March. 

21 Mar 2018

Cervical screening highlighted for hundreds at Waikato’s Poukai

Earlier this month, Pinnacle Midlands Health Network and Nga Miro Health Centre together attended five Waikato-based marae across five days during Poukai for the first time in the tradition's history, reaching hundreds of priority group women with cervical screening messages.

21 Mar 2018

Zostavax update 2018

The addition of the Zostavax vaccine to the adult schedule has prompted discussion about how best to manage this process well and safely. Read more.

21 Mar 2018

Rural practitioners to convene at Pinnacle rural symposium

On Saturday 21 April 2018, primary care health practitioners based rurally across the Midland region of New Zealand will congregate in Te Aroha for Pinnacle's first rural symposium in four years.


 
14 Mar 2018

Haere ra Dr Tony Townsend

After more than 45 years, Dr Tony Townsend is hanging up his stethoscope. Read his story written by Coastal News. 

12 Mar 2018

2017 Midlands Regional Health Network Charitable Trust Annual Report

Download the 2017 annual report.

7 Mar 2018

Falls prevention service

The Taranaki falls prevention service (FPS), a partnership between Pinnacle MHN, Taranaki DHB and ACC, was launched mid-2017 and is now well established across the region

5 Mar 2018

Lake Surgery nurse hangs up the stethoscope after half a century

Half a century to-the-year after qualifying as a registered nurse, Lyn Durno of Pinnacle MHN practice Lake Surgery in Taupo is this week hanging up her trusty stethoscope to step into retirement.

1 Mar 2018

What we've been reading - March 2018

Interesting articles, clinical stories and learnings related to the primary health care sector we've found this month.

1 Mar 2018

Upcoming Government policy changes - what it could all mean for general practice

Pinnacle MNH chief executive David Oldershaw writes about what the early policy priorities of the new Government and what it could mean for general practice.

21 Feb 2018

Celebrating the 2017 NETP nurses

A small afternoon tea celebration was held on Monday 19 February to honour the hard work of the five nurses who completed the new entry to practice (NETP) nursing programme in 2017. 

21 Feb 2018

Showreel life in your region

And the winners are in! Congratulations to all who participated.

News  
21 Feb 2018

School health clinics making a difference in Waikato communities

Annually, thousands of youth struggle to access health care services. Hear about the team of 11 registered nurses and 19 general practitioners (GPs) ready and waiting to fight the access impasse.



12 Feb 2018

Pinnacle Midlands Health Network recognised for Coast to Coast employee engagement programme

Pinnacle Midlands Health Network has recently been announced as a finalist in the prestigious 2018 New Zealand human resource awards to be held at at SkyCity in Auckland this month. 


8 Feb 2018

Pinnacle MHN submission - Newborn enrolment with general practice bill

Pinnacle MHN has written a submission on the Newborn enrolment with general practice bill.

 
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