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21 Mar 2019

Pharmacogenomics goes live: training and pilot project launches

Learn about the Ventures PGx programme, the training you'll need to get started and our work with Callaghan Innovation to mainstream the use of PGx in the New Zealand health sector. 

14 Mar 2019

Measles - update and resources

As cases of measles continue to spread nationwide here are some helpful resources and answers to questions you may be facing in your practice.

12 Mar 2019

Are you and your staff immunised for MMR?

The Ministry of Health is reminding all healthcare professionals and those working in health care facilities, born on 1 January 1969 or later, to ensure they are protected against measles. 

11 Mar 2019

Carolyn Holmes retires from general practice

After more than 30 years, Dr Carolyn Holmes retires from Hamilton East Medical Centre.

11 Mar 2019

Mike Tombleson retires from Lake Surgery

After more than 28 years, GP Mike Tombleson has retired from Lake Surgery.

6 Mar 2019

Young people and online safety

There's lately been a lot of media coverage about young people's safety online. Mental health, non-suicidal self-harm, and suicide themes on social media continue to be an issue both youth and adults face daily. 

5 Mar 2019

New n3 supplier: Safe365

As a Pinnacle practice your staff can access n3 discount vouchers for personal use from some of New Zealand's leading retailers.

5 Mar 2019

What we've been reading - March

Interesting articles, podcasts, clinical stories and learnings related to the primary healthcare sector our GP liaison team has found this month.

GPs, Network  
28 Feb 2019

National Health Advisory: Notification of measles outbreaks overseas

There are currently significant measles outbreaks overseas, including in the Philippines and some European countries. Read more.

19 Feb 2019

Our immunisation rates: together what can we do?

I know this is a daily concern for Pinnacle members, and that it is not a new problem. We're keen to ideas from practice staff - what more can Pinnacle do to support immunisation rates?

13 Feb 2019

What we've been reading - February

Interesting articles, podcasts, clinical stories, and learnings related to the primary healthcare sector our GP liasion team has found this month.

5 Feb 2019

Hepatitis C treatment Maviret is now funded

PHARMAC is now funding the new hepatitis C treatment, Maviret, a potential cure for people with chronic hepatitis C infection regardless of the type or genotype. 

31 Jan 2019

Government funding update - Extending access to primary care

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

31 Jan 2019

What we've been reading - January

Interesting articles, podcasts, clinical stories, and learnings related to the primary healthcare sector our GP liaison team has found this month.

GPs, Network  
30 Jan 2019

Farewell to Robyn Taylor

Three generations of folk in Ngatea were sad to see the familiar face of Robyn Taylor retire from Hauraki Plains Medical Centre in mid-January, after 34 years with the practice.

30 Jan 2019

Pinnacle Group reject Medtech claims

Response to Medtech claims that Midlands Health Network, Pinnacle Incorporated, Ventures and Valentia conspired together to copy Medtech's software and use its confidential information.

22 Jan 2019

Hepatitis C support (Tairāwhiti)

A public campaign to eradicate hepatitis C in Tairāwhiti. Read more. 

16 Jan 2019

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 healthcare, including end of life care.

15 Jan 2019

Congratulations to the nurses of the 2018 Pinnacle graduate nurse programme

A celebration was held last week to honour the hard work of the four nurses who completed the Pinnacle graduate nurse programme in 2018.

18 Dec 2018

Dr Barrie Winn signs off

After thirty six years in general practice Barrie Winn will retire at the end of this year. 

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