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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. 

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. 


11 Mar 2019

Carolyn Holmes retires from general practice

After more than 30 years, Dr Carolyn Holmes retires from Hamilton East Medical Centre.

 
11 Mar 2019

Mike Tombleson retires from Lake Surgery

After more than 28 years, GP Mike Tombleson has retired from Lake Surgery.


 
6 Mar 2019

Young people and online safety

There's lately been a lot of media coverage about young people's safety online. Mental health, non-suicidal self-harm, and suicide themes on social media continue to be an issue both youth and adults face daily. 

5 Mar 2019

New n3 supplier: Safe365

As a Pinnacle practice your staff can access n3 discount vouchers for personal use from some of New Zealand's leading retailers.

 
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