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21 Mar 2018

Cervical screening highlighted for hundreds at Waikato’s Poukai

Earlier this month, Pinnacle Midlands Health Network and Nga Miro Health Centre together attended five Waikato-based marae across five days during Poukai for the first time in the tradition's history, reaching hundreds of priority group women with cervical screening messages.

21 Mar 2018

Zostavax update 2018

The addition of the Zostavax vaccine to the adult schedule has prompted discussion about how best to manage this process well and safely. Read more.

21 Mar 2018

Rural practitioners to convene at Pinnacle rural symposium

On Saturday 21 April 2018, primary care health practitioners based rurally across the Midland region of New Zealand will congregate in Te Aroha for Pinnacle's first rural symposium in four years.

14 Mar 2018

Haere ra Dr Tony Townsend

After more than 45 years, Dr Tony Townsend is hanging up his stethoscope. Read his story written by Coastal News. 

12 Mar 2018

2017 Midlands Regional Health Network Charitable Trust Annual Report

Download the 2017 annual report.

7 Mar 2018

Falls prevention service

The Taranaki falls prevention service (FPS), a partnership between Pinnacle MHN, Taranaki DHB and ACC, was launched mid-2017 and is now well established across the region

5 Mar 2018

Lake Surgery nurse hangs up the stethoscope after half a century

Half a century to-the-year after qualifying as a registered nurse, Lyn Durno of Pinnacle MHN practice Lake Surgery in Taupo is this week hanging up her trusty stethoscope to step into retirement.

1 Mar 2018

What we've been reading - March 2018

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

1 Mar 2018

Upcoming Government policy changes - what it could all mean for general practice

Pinnacle MNH chief executive David Oldershaw writes about what the early policy priorities of the new Government and what it could mean for general practice.

21 Feb 2018

Celebrating the 2017 NETP nurses

A small afternoon tea celebration was held on Monday 19 February to honour the hard work of the five nurses who completed the new entry to practice (NETP) nursing programme in 2017. 

21 Feb 2018

Showreel life in your region

And the winners are in! Congratulations to all who participated.

21 Feb 2018

School health clinics making a difference in Waikato communities

Annually, thousands of youth struggle to access health care services. Hear about the team of 11 registered nurses and 19 general practitioners (GPs) ready and waiting to fight the access impasse.

12 Feb 2018

Pinnacle Midlands Health Network recognised for Coast to Coast employee engagement programme

Pinnacle Midlands Health Network has recently been announced as a finalist in the prestigious 2018 New Zealand human resource awards to be held at at SkyCity in Auckland this month. 

8 Feb 2018

Pinnacle MHN submission - Newborn enrolment with general practice bill

Pinnacle MHN has written a submission on the Newborn enrolment with general practice bill.

31 Jan 2018

What we've been reading - February 2018

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

31 Jan 2018

From sidelines to siblings: Mike Bowen reflects on his life as a GP

Mike has been a firm fixture in the Glenview Medical team since 1974 when he arrived on the 'ten pound pom' scheme.

24 Jan 2018

Oto Med GP owner to retire after nearly half a century of practice

Dr Bob le Quesne, owner at Otorohanga-based Pinnacle Midlands Health Network practice Oto Med, is retiring this month after some four and a half decades as a general practitioner (GP).

22 Jan 2018

Full new born enrolment now available via NCHIP

Pinnacle MHN's Child and Youth Coordination (CaY-C) service team is delighted to announce that whānau from across the Waikato region can easily have their new born fully enrolled with a general practice at birth.

22 Jan 2018

Practices jump on board with lifting the lip early

At June 2017, Ministry of Health data showed that dental conditions were one of the top five ambulatory sensitive (avoidable) hospital admissions (ASH admissions) across all our DHB regions. Read more.

19 Jan 2018

Quarterly Report - Q2 - (Oct - Dec) 2017

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

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