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9 Oct 2017

Announcing two important changes in leadership

On Monday 9 October Pinnacle Incorporated chair Dr Frank Cullen has announced two changes in leadership of the Midlands Health Network side of the group.

14 Sep 2017

2016 Midlands Regional Health Network Charitable Trust Annual Report

Download the 2016 annual report.

13 Sep 2017

Mumps - a growing concern

Mumps outbreaks around New Zealand are prompting reminders for measles, mumps, rubella vaccine. 

11 Sep 2017

Addiction resources

A collection of useful resources on addiction from the New Zealand Drug foundation and Matua Raki.

11 Sep 2017

Hamilton mum quits smoking in second pregnancy

Dayna Allen smoked through her first pregnancy, but quit with the help of stop smoking programme Once and For All when she found out she was pregnant with her second child.

7 Sep 2017

What we've been reading - September 2017

Keeping up with medicine is made easier when we share clinical stories with our colleagues. On this page we share brief learnings and articles that have interested our team during the month of September.

 
31 Aug 2017

New role aims to enable accessible primary mental health care

Dr McCracken has recently been appointed Pinnacle MHN's medical lead/clinical director - primary mental health, a role that has been established to support Pinnacle's primary mental health service in providing treatment for patients with mild to moderate mental health issues in a community setting. 


 
16 Aug 2017

#MakeItTheNorm

The Royal Australasian College of Physicians have released a New Zealand election statement calling for policymakers to make health equity the norm to improve health outcomes for the most vulnerable people in our communities. 

15 Aug 2017

My Medicines – patient information about New Zealand medicines

My Medicines provides information for patients about medicines used in New Zealand, using plain language that can be understood by most adults.

14 Aug 2017

Smoking cessation - Our Once and For All programme

Research shows that a "business-as-usual" approach to smoking cessation in New Zealand means the Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 target will not be met. Therefore, Pinnacle MHN is leading a new approach to Stop Smoking Services across Waikato and Tairawhiti regions - Quit Smoking: Once and for All.

4 Aug 2017

Are you protected from mumps?

In the Waikato there have been 15 probable or confirmed cases of mumps in the first six months of this year. Previously we had not seen any cases since 2012. 

1 Aug 2017

Xcrania: a look at the numbers this quarter

It's been a busy quarter for Xcrania, with multiple projects on the go and daily business as usual tasks keeping the team on their toes. Here's a 'by the numbers' glimpse at what's been busying the team during the last three months.

1 Aug 2017

Volunteers prompt people to quit smoking, once and for all

More than a dozen volunteers visited 10 locations across the Waikato and Tairawhiti regions on World Smokefree Day (31 May) to promote Pinnacle MHN's Once and For All stop smoking programme.


1 Aug 2017

Taranaki MDT success leads to contract extension

The Pinnacle MHN Long Term Conditions (LTC) programme is pleased to announce that Taranaki DHB (TDHB) agreed to extend the contract for the Taranaki multi-disciplinary team (MDT) this quarter. 


1 Aug 2017

Indici attracts loads of interest at GPCME, Rotorua

This quarter, indici generated a real buzz at the GP Conference and Medical Exhibition (GPCME) held in Rotorua in early June

1 Aug 2017

Alternatives to face to face care: by the numbers this quarter

The Health Care Home (HCH) programme has been reflecting on the alternatives to face to face care offered to patients this quarter.


1 Aug 2017

Spotlight on immunisation: vaccinating kaumātua

This quarter, Pinnacle MHN worked with Te Puna Oranga (Waikato DHB's Māori Health service), Redicare Family Practice, and Rauawaawa kaumātua Charitable Trust, to vaccinate kaumātua in Hamilton.


1 Aug 2017

Cay-C team bumps-up support to providers

The Child and Youth Health Coordination Service (Cay-C) team is constantly working with health providers, including midwives, family doctors and Well Child/Tamariki Ora providers, to ensure children access the right services and receive all of their checks on time. 


1 Aug 2017

What we've been reading - August 2017

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

 
1 Aug 2017

Celebrating Foundation Standard and Cornerstone success

The end of quarter four marked the deadline for practices to achieve Foundation Standard or Cornerstone, and Pinnacle MHN is celebrating our practices' success.


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