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1 Aug 2017

Web-based mental health education and training resources

A list of web-based educational and training resources relevant to family doctors who wish to develop their knowledge and skills in primary mental health care.  

 
26 Jul 2017

Patea teams up with Taupo to provide ‘live’ virtual GP care

While the Patea & District Community Medical Trust continue to search for a GP they've teamed up with Pinnacle Midlands Health Network and Taupo Medical Centre to provide an innovative solution which meets their patient's needs, without the need to travel out of town.

 
20 Jul 2017
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Quarterly Report - Q4 - (Apr - Jun) 2017

Download the Pinnacle Midlands Health Network Quarterly Report for Quarter 4 (April-June 2017). 

4 Jul 2017

Contracts - standard terms and conditions

These terms and conditions relate to contracts between providers of services and either:

  • Pinnacle Incorporated
  • Pinnacle Midlands Health Network
  • Midlands Regional Health Network Charitable Trust.

27 Jun 2017

Falls prevention tool available on Medtech (Taranaki)

From 29 June, a new 'falls risk threshold' patient prompt will be available to Taranaki practices using Medtech

 
6 Jun 2017

Pinnacle Incorporated announces change in organisational structure

Pinnacle Incorporated chair Dr Frank Cullen has today announced that from 1 July the primary health organisation (PHO) will more clearly separate out its standalone innovation activities via its existing not-for-profit company.


News  
8 May 2017

Collaborative approach leads to fewer hospital stays for Tairāwhiti kids

Health providers in the Tairāwhiti-Gisborne district have worked together to reduce the rate of avoidable hospital admissions among the district's most vulnerable babies and young children.


26 Apr 2017

$1.6 million study to validate new diabetes prevention programme

The New Zealand Health Research Council (NZHRC) has injected $1.6 million into a research project to study an innovative self-management programme for people with pre-diabetes and diabetes. 


 
26 Apr 2017

Get ready - flu season is just around the corner

Even the fittest and healthiest of us can get influenza and should be vaccinated against the flu.

3 Apr 2017
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Quarterly report - Q3 (Jan - March) 2017

View the quarterly report from January to April 2017.

15 Mar 2017

$1.6million study to validate new diabetes prevention programme

The New Zealand Health Research Council (NZHRC) has injected $1.6 million into a research project to study an innovative self-management programme for people with pre-diabetes and diabetes. 


3 Feb 2017

System Level Measures(SLM) Improvement Plan

Refer to documents related to the SLM Improvement Plan

3 Feb 2017

Pinnacle MHN education evenings: Summer of Diabetes

You're invited to register for Pinnacle MHN's Summer of Diabetes education evenings across our localities during February 2017

20 Jan 2017
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Quarterly report - Q2 2016/2017

View the quarterly report for October to December 2016 

Network  
20 Dec 2016

New Glenview Medical Centre site blessed

Pinnacle MHN congratulates Glenview Medical Centre on its recent "Blessing of the Whenua" ceremony 

News  
9 Nov 2016

Pinnacle Incorporated AGM 2016

The next Pinnacle Incorporated Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held 7.30pm on Thursday, 24 November at the Pinnacle Midlands Health Network Hamilton office.  


1 Nov 2016

Unique diabetes qualification for Hamilton registered nurse

Hamilton-based registered nurse Cathy Fraser-Reading of Pinnacle Midland Health Network practice, Hillcrest Medical Centre, has recently added a unique skill to her nursing tool-belt.


19 Oct 2016
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Quarterly report - Q1 2016/2017

The Pinnacle Midlands Health Network Quarterly Report for Quarter 1 - July to September 2016 can be downloaded at the link below:


Pinnacle MHN Quarterly Report - Q1 - July-Sept 2016 (PDF)

Network  
11 Oct 2016

Māori health workforce pilot programme launches

The first primary Māori health workforce care assistant pilot programme, run by Pinnacle Midlands Health Network, Waikato DHB Māori health unit Te Puna Oranga and Wintec, commenced this month at Wintec in Hamilton. 


7 Oct 2016

Trial of assessing chest pain underway in rural Waikato

Pinnacle Midlands Health Network (Pinnacle MHN), plans to use a $15,000 grant from the Heart Foundation to help fund the trial of a new method for assessing chest pain, among people in rural Waikato.

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