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15 Aug 2018

Bowel Screening update (Lakes)

The proposed "go live" date for bowel cancer screening in the Lakes DHB has been deferred to February 2019. Read more, including key messages for GPs and practices.


 
9 Aug 2018

Big outcomes for Health Care Home Lakes extended care team patients

The Lakes extended care team help general practice to support high-needs patients. Check out the latest patient outcome stories.

9 Aug 2018

Meningococcal disease is still out there - be aware

The Taranaki medical officer of health has recently notified practices around the region of a cluster of cases of meningococcal disease, a stark reminder this disease is still out there despite an apparent downward trend in incidence. 


GPs, Network  
9 Aug 2018

Three Waikato practices championing the stop smoking cause

With the 2017-2018 results now confirmed, three practices have stood out as leading contributors to the smokefree Aotearoa 2025 challenge. 

8 Aug 2018

Te Rūnanga O Ngāti Pikiao breaking down barriers to cervical smears

Championing Talei Morrison's #SmearYourMea campaign, and in her memory, Te Rūnanga O Ngāti Pikiao health service in Rotorua recently held a free all day Saturday smear clinic. 


News  
6 Aug 2018

Community podiatry Waikato

Pinnacle MHN contract directly with Waikato community podiatrists to provide care for patients with diabetes who have a high-risk foot. Read more.

GPs, Waikato  
2 Aug 2018

Fully funded management, leadership and training Wintec programmes

Read more about fully funded Wintec programmes offered to Pinnacle MHN members.

2 Aug 2018

What we've been reading - August

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

 
30 Jul 2018

Falls prevention services

Falls prevention programmes are offered in Waikato, Taranaki and Tairāwhiti.





26 Jul 2018

What we've been reading - July

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

 
26 Jul 2018

Introducing Dr Andrew Darby, Pinnacle MHN primary care psychiatrist

We're thrilled to have Andrew join the team as our primary care psychiatrist - learn more about him and our new service.

24 Jul 2018

Hepatitis C support (Tairāwhiti)

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


19 Jul 2018

Patient data and its use by PHOs

Pinnacle firmly believes the appropriate use of health information is critical for improving the health of our enrolled population. Read more.


18 Jul 2018

GPs referring for MRI scans to reduce high tech imaging treatment wait times

Ventures is introducing training for GPs to assess and directly refer patients for MRI scans to significantly reduce potential unnecessary specialist appointments and treatment waiting times. 


18 Jul 2018

LGBTQI healthcare saves lives

Pinnacle MHN held a LGBTQI education session earlier this month, with support from the Waikato Queer Youth organisation and Waikato DHB Sexual Health Clinic. 

18 Jul 2018
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Quarterly report - Q4 - (April - June) 2018

The Pinnacle Midlands Health Network Quarterly Report for Q4 (April to June 2018) and associated data sheets can be downloaded here.

11 Jul 2018

Mentally Well update for Waikato

Latest news from the primary mental health team in Waikato.

9 Jul 2018

Alternative funding options for counselling and support services

In addition to Pinnacle MHN primary mental health services, here are some other alternatives that may be available.

GPs, Network  
5 Jul 2018

Rural accelerated chest pain pathway receives recognition

The rural accelerated chest pain pathway programme has received validation by the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ) by way of an award. 


4 Jul 2018

New Zealand ePrescription service - information for general practices

Ventures is working with the Ministry of Health to get ePrescription activation for all indici Health Care Home sites as soon as possible. 

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