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23 Apr 2018

Immunisation Week 30 April – 6 May

Immunisation Week (30 April - 6 May) is celebrated worldwide. The theme of this year's week is immunisation throughout the lifespan. 

23 Apr 2018

Support to screening service

Pinnacle MHN offers screening support services for BreastScreen Aotearoa and the National Cervical Screening Programme in Waikato. 

20 Apr 2018

Quarterly report - Q3 - (Jan - Mar) 2018

The Pinnacle MHN quarterly report for Q3 (Jan-Mar 2018) can be downloaded here.

18 Apr 2018

Bringing flu vaccinations to kaumātua: working together to overcome barriers

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

10 Apr 2018

Major mission for Oto Med nurses

Otorohanga Medical Centre nurses are on a mission to find out why local women are declining to have regular cervical smear tests.

5 Apr 2018

What we've been reading - April 2018

Interesting articles, clinical stories and learnings related to the 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 services

Falls prevention programmes are offered in Waikato and Taranaki.

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. 

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