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28 Feb 2019

National Health Advisory: Notification of measles outbreaks overseas

There are currently significant measles outbreaks overseas, including in the Philippines and some European countries. Read more.

19 Feb 2019

Our immunisation rates: together what can we do?

I know this is a daily concern for Pinnacle members, and that it is not a new problem. We're keen to ideas from practice staff - what more can Pinnacle do to support immunisation rates?



13 Feb 2019

What we've been reading - February

Interesting articles, podcasts, clinical stories, and learnings related to the primary healthcare sector our GP liasion team has found this month.

 
5 Feb 2019

Hepatitis C treatment Maviret is now funded

PHARMAC is now funding the new hepatitis C treatment, Maviret, a potential cure for people with chronic hepatitis C infection regardless of the type or genotype. 

31 Jan 2019

What we've been reading - January

Interesting articles, podcasts, clinical stories, and learnings related to the primary healthcare sector our GP liaison team has found this month.

GPs, Network  
30 Jan 2019

Farewell to Robyn Taylor

Three generations of folk in Ngatea were sad to see the familiar face of Robyn Taylor retire from Hauraki Plains Medical Centre in mid-January, after 34 years with the practice.


News  
30 Jan 2019

Pinnacle Group reject Medtech claims

Response to Medtech claims that Midlands Health Network, Pinnacle Incorporated, Ventures and Valentia conspired together to copy Medtech's software and use its confidential information.

Network  
22 Jan 2019

Hepatitis C support (Tairāwhiti)

A public campaign to eradicate hepatitis C in Tairāwhiti. Read more. 


16 Jan 2019

Pinnacle MHN launches Advance Care Plan (Waikato)

An Advance Care Plan (ACP) is an articulation of a patient's wishes, preferences, values and goals relevant to all current and future healthcare, including end of life care.


15 Jan 2019

Congratulations to the nurses of the 2018 Pinnacle graduate nurse programme

A celebration was held last week to honour the hard work of the four nurses who completed the Pinnacle graduate nurse programme in 2018.

18 Dec 2018

Dr Barrie Winn signs off

After thirty six years in general practice Barrie Winn will retire at the end of this year. 


News, GPs  
12 Dec 2018

The rise of Māori health professional graduands

Seventy-six Māori students from Otago's health professional degrees graduated last weekend, making it the largest cohort of Māori health professionals to graduate from the University of Otago.

News  
5 Dec 2018

What we've been reading - December

Interesting articles, pod casts, clinical stories and learnings related to the primary health care sector our GP liaison team has found this month.

GPs, Network  
29 Nov 2018

Trial mobile health clinic supports South Waikato shearing gangs to look after their wellbeing

This month He Hauora Oriori, Pinnacle MHN's trial mobile health clinic, completed health checks for more than 40 shearers and shed hands... 

News  
21 Nov 2018

Expressions of interest: GP Liaison (Waikato)

Supporting sustainable general practice to deliver high quality care is at the heart of what we do. If this is something you are passionate about too, read on. 


GPs, Waikato  
14 Nov 2018

Ventures high tech imaging direct access to MRI programme update

Venture's ACC high tech imaging (HTI) direct access for general practice project is continuing to progress across the Midland region. Read more...


GPs, Network  
7 Nov 2018

National Health Advisory meningococcal disease update

A reminder meningococcal disease should still be on your differential diagnosis list, and along with classical symptoms, this particular bug can cause GI problems, pneumonia, septic arthritis, endocarditis, and epi/supraglottitis. 

GPs, Network  
31 Oct 2018

What we've been reading - November

Interesting articles, pod casts, clinical stories and learnings related to the primary health care sector our GP liaison team has found this month.

Network  
31 Oct 2018

COPD training addresses respiratory disease skill gap

In New Zealand, around one in six Kiwi's suffer with a respiratory disease. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) affects hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders, and respiratory disease is the third leading cause of deaths in New Zealand - yet many have never heard of it.


24 Oct 2018

Changes to the Waikato Primary Options Acute Care programme

Pinnacle MHN manages the regional Primary Options Acute Care (POAC) programme across the Waikato region for the whole population, regardless of PHO. This funding allows primary care to provide safe, acute care within the community to reduce demand on hospital services.

GPs, Waikato  
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