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5 Jul 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.

4 Jul 2019

Cervical screening update 2019

Read the latest cervical screening updates here.

25 Jun 2019

GP CME 2019 conference highlights

Highlights from this year's conference for Pinnacle members

13 Jun 2019

Significant regulatory changes coming into effect from 1 July 2019

A reminder from the Ministry of Health of three significant changes to regulatory frameworks that will impact the health sector from 1 July 2019.

 
11 Jun 2019

What we've been reading - June

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

GPs, Network  
11 Jun 2019

International medical graduate and locum orientation checklist

This checklist resource gives practices ideas on what could be provided in orientation sessions and manuals.

10 Jun 2019

Leadership changes announced for Pinnacle Midlands Health Network

A change of chief executive comes into place for Pinnacle MHN on 1 August.

6 Jun 2019

Requesting an ambulance response from St John: update

Find updated information for general practice to refer to when requesting an ambulance response from St John. 

Network  
4 Jun 2019

2018 Midlands Regional Health Network Charitable Trust Annual Report

Download the 2018 annual report.

15 May 2019

A new era for Pinnacle data and information

We're making some important changes in the way we store and use data to increase security, decrease costs and administration, plus open up new possibilities for understanding the health status and needs of the people in our region.

7 May 2019

What we've been reading - May

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

GPs, Network  
11 Apr 2019

Pinnacle quarterly highlights: April 2019

Learn about what's on top for your board, our upcoming rural symposium, a new model for primary mental health in Lakes and our 30th birthday!!!

GPs, Network  
9 Apr 2019

Falls prevention services

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





8 Apr 2019

Cambridge Med’s founder retires

GP Paul Stephens will retire this month, after starting the practice in 1977 alongside Dr Jim and June Fisk. 

News  
27 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  
26 Mar 2019

Using tech to help patients take their health into their own hands

Listen to John Macaskill-Smith, CEO of Ventures, speak about using business to change health, introducing pharmacogenomics, and how you can find out more about how your body is likely to react to drugs on Business is Boring, a podcast series by The Spinoff in association with Callaghan Innovation.

22 Mar 2019

How Oto Med is encouraging patient portal uptake

Oto Med has experienced a steady rise in the number of patients accessing their patient portal since beginning their push in September 2018.


News  
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. 


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