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15 May 2014

Health Care Home

Implementation of Pinnacle's Health Care Home began in 2011 at three practices in Hamilton.  Find out about our learnings so far.

15 May 2014

Primary mental health

Midlands Health Network's primary mental health service makes it easier for general practice to support patients with mild to moderate mental health issues.

15 May 2014

School Clinics

30 GP-led clinics and nine registered nurse-led clinics are in place in Waikato high schools, teen parent units or alternative education.

2 Apr 2014

Visual aide for eczema creams

Waikato District Health Board's dermatology department has created a useful resource showing common steroidal creams used in the management of eczema.

17 Feb 2014

Measles resources

The Ministry of Health has developed these printable Measles resources for you to display at your practice.  

15 Feb 2014

B4 School Checks

The B4 School Check is a nationwide programme offering a free health and development check for four year olds. Refer to the resources in this article.

1 Feb 2014

Child and Youth Health Coordination Service

The network is working with providers to create one shared view of the information held for children's health milestones.

30 Jan 2014

Who Are We

Who Are We provides a quick snapshot of what the Pinnacle General Practice Network is about and how the various entities fit together.

15 Jan 2014

Midlands Health Network Patient Coverage

Take a look at the patient coverage information for the Midland region, based on the latest Census data. 

14 Jan 2014

Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator guidelines

These Waikato DHB guidelines will help GPs to deactivate a Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD). 

19 Dec 2013

Special Quality Newsletter

This special edition newsletter showcases some of the many quality achievements and learnings from across the network. 

10 Dec 2013

Beating the Blues

"Beating the Blues" is a web-based cognitive behavioural programme by BPAC for people with symptoms of mild or mild-moderate depression. 

Nurses, GPs  
19 Nov 2013

Turanga Health newsletter

Manawaru is Turanga Health's monthly newsletter and is filled with staff news, photos, information and success stories.  

15 Oct 2013

Child abuse and family violence

The following resources will help you increase your understanding about child protection and family violence, and better prepare you to support your patients. 

7 Oct 2013

Alcohol screening and brief intervention

The following resources will help your practice better prepare for alcohol screening and providing brief intervention to patients. 

28 Aug 2013

Primary Options

Primary Options gives practices access to a range of funded community, diagnostic, therapeutic treatment and logistical services to help treat acute patients.  

28 Aug 2013

Map of Medicine

Map of Medicine is a clinical pathways online resource, piloted in Waikato practices since January 2013 and to be available network-wide later in 2013.

28 Aug 2013


Lean is a management approach that focuses on creating a culture of eliminating waste and continuous improvement.

23 Jul 2013

Record of Death form

The Record of Death form will help GPs decide if there is a need to report a death to the coroner. 

10 Jul 2013

Waikato Allergy Clinic at Victoria Clinic

Click here to learn about the Waikato Allergy Clinic at Victoria Central and how to contact the service.  

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