A message from Dr Maree McCracken, GP liaison - mental health.
Check out some of the highlights for Pinnacle during April to June 2018.
indici is excited to
welcome Dr Steve Finnigan's Taranaki practice, along with the Inglewood
District Health Trust (district nursing service), onto the platform.
Read about the initiation of the Mental Health Act process here.
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.
The Lakes extended care team help general practice to support high-needs patients. Check out the latest patient outcome stories.
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.
With the 2017-2018 results now confirmed, three
practices have stood out as leading contributors to the smokefree Aotearoa 2025
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.
MHN contract directly with Waikato community podiatrists to provide care for
patients with diabetes who have a high-risk foot. Read more.
Read more about fully funded Wintec programmes offered to Pinnacle MHN members.
Interesting articles, podcasts, clinical stories and learnings related to the primary health care sector our GP liaison team has found this month.
Interesting articles, podcasts, clinical stories and learnings related to the primary health care sector our GP liaison team have found this month.
We're thrilled to have Andrew join the team as our primary care psychiatrist - learn more about him and our new service.
A public campaign to eradicate hepatitis C in Tairāwhiti. Read more.
Pinnacle firmly believes the appropriate use of health information is critical for improving the health of our enrolled population. Read more.
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.
Pinnacle MHN held a LGBTQI education session earlier this month, with support from the Waikato Queer Youth organisation and Waikato DHB Sexual Health Clinic.
The Pinnacle Midlands Health Network Quarterly Report for Q4 (April to June 2018) and associated data sheets can be downloaded here.
In addition to Pinnacle MHN primary mental health services, here are some other alternatives that may be available.