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16 Nov 2017

Fewer falls for 98-year-old Taranaki resident thanks to new falls prevention service

Ninety-eight-year-old Colin Cochran is one of almost 90 frail elderly in Taranaki making significant improvements in strength and balance, thanks to a recently established falls prevention service (FPS) run by Pinnacle MHN.

6 Nov 2017

Physical health for health practitioners

This webpage supports health practitioners to live physically well lives, so you can support patients to do-so too. It's full of links to physical-health related webinars, and useful information related to exercise and food. 


3 Nov 2017

Taranaki GP to retire after nearly four decades of service

Dr Ian Smiley is retiring this month from Moturoa Medical Centre after nearly four decades of service at the Taranaki-based practice. 


27 Oct 2017

Great results for Once and For All quit smoking programme in Tairawhiti

Referrals and enrolments in Pinnacle MHN's stop smoking programme, Once and For All, havecontinued to exceed expectations in the Tairāwhiti region this quarter.

27 Oct 2017

Taranaki falls prevention service helping community become ‘fracture free for life’

The Pinnacle MHN Physically Well programme is celebrating the continued success of the TaranakiFalls Prevention Service (FPS), which was launched last quarter and is now well established.

27 Oct 2017

Newborn enrolment success in Lakes DHB region

Having an established relationship with a primary health care provider is a proven success factor in the timely delivery of childhood milestone checks - immunisations in particular.

News, Lakes  
27 Oct 2017

Developing innovation and service improvements in the Waikato

Since 2015 Pinnacle MHN has provided innovation funding to help Waikato and Gisborne practices develop and deliver service improvements.

25 Oct 2017

Pinnacle practices strike gold in quality achievements

Ten Pinnacle MHN general practices have struck gold on their network quality goals, with another 68 boasting silver accolades.


25 Oct 2017

New diabetes pilot programme in Huntly a great success

A group of eight Māori residents battling diabetes have dramatically increased their diabetes self-management skills in a first-of-its-kind pilot programme recently implemented in Huntly.


24 Oct 2017
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Quarterly Report - Q1 - (Jul - Sep) 2017

Download the Pinnacle Midlands Health Network quarter one 2017-18 report.

9 Oct 2017

Announcing two important changes in leadership

On Monday 9 October Pinnacle Incorporated chair Dr Frank Cullen has announced two changes in leadership of the Midlands Health Network side of the group.

14 Sep 2017

2016 Midlands Regional Health Network Charitable Trust Annual Report

Download the 2016 annual report.

13 Sep 2017

Mumps - a growing concern

Mumps outbreaks around New Zealand are prompting reminders for measles, mumps, rubella vaccine. 

11 Sep 2017

Addiction resources

A collection of useful resources on addiction from the New Zealand Drug foundation and Matua Raki.

11 Sep 2017

Hamilton mum quits smoking in second pregnancy

Dayna Allen smoked through her first pregnancy, but quit with the help of stop smoking programme Once and For All when she found out she was pregnant with her second child.

7 Sep 2017

What we've been reading - September 2017

Keeping up with medicine is made easier when we share clinical stories with our colleagues. On this page we share brief learnings and articles that have interested our team during the month of September.

 
31 Aug 2017

New role aims to enable accessible primary mental health care

Dr McCracken has recently been appointed Pinnacle MHN's medical lead/clinical director - primary mental health, a role that has been established to support Pinnacle's primary mental health service in providing treatment for patients with mild to moderate mental health issues in a community setting. 


 
16 Aug 2017

#MakeItTheNorm

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.

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