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16 Aug 2017


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. 

15 Aug 2017

My Medicines – patient information about New Zealand medicines

My Medicines provides information for patients about medicines used in New Zealand, using plain language that can be understood by most adults.

14 Aug 2017

Smoking cessation - Our Once and For All programme

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.

4 Aug 2017

Are you protected from mumps?

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. 

1 Aug 2017

Xcrania: a look at the numbers this quarter

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.

1 Aug 2017

Volunteers prompt people to quit smoking, once and for all

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.

1 Aug 2017

Taranaki MDT success leads to contract extension

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. 

1 Aug 2017

Indici attracts loads of interest at GPCME, Rotorua

This quarter, indici generated a real buzz at the GP Conference and Medical Exhibition (GPCME) held in Rotorua in early June

1 Aug 2017

Alternatives to face to face care: by the numbers this quarter

The Health Care Home (HCH) programme has been reflecting on the alternatives to face to face care offered to patients this quarter.

1 Aug 2017

Spotlight on immunisation: vaccinating kaumātua

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.

1 Aug 2017

Cay-C team bumps-up support to providers

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. 

1 Aug 2017

What we've been reading - August 2017

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

1 Aug 2017

Celebrating Foundation Standard and Cornerstone success

The end of quarter four marked the deadline for practices to achieve Foundation Standard or Cornerstone, and Pinnacle MHN is celebrating our practices' success.

1 Aug 2017

Web-based mental health education and training resources

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.  

26 Jul 2017

Patea teams up with Taupo to provide ‘live’ virtual GP 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.

20 Jul 2017

Quarterly Report - Q4 - (Apr - Jun) 2017

Download the Pinnacle Midlands Health Network Quarterly Report for Quarter 4 (April-June 2017). 

4 Jul 2017

Contracts - standard terms and conditions

These terms and conditions relate to contracts between providers of services and either:

  • Pinnacle Incorporated
  • Pinnacle Midlands Health Network
  • Midlands Regional Health Network Charitable Trust.

27 Jun 2017

Falls prevention tool available on Medtech (Taranaki)

From 29 June, a new 'falls risk threshold' patient prompt will be available to Taranaki practices using Medtech

6 Jun 2017

Pinnacle Incorporated announces change in organisational structure

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.

8 May 2017

Collaborative approach leads to fewer hospital stays for Tairāwhiti kids

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.

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