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.
Interesting articles, pod casts, clinical stories and learnings related to the primary health care sector our GP liaison team has found this month.
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.
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.
Lakes DHB will be joining the Midland regional
Radiology platform on Tuesday 6 November 2018. Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Tairāwhiti DHBs
already use the platform.
Further to the recent announcements of the extension of community
services cards (CSC) cardholder subsidies, ACC has proposed to increase the
consultation rate subsidies to all practices.
Interesting articles, pd casts, clinical stories and learnings related to the primary health care sector our GP liaison team has found this month.
Ventures have formed a partnership with an Australian-based genomics company to make full medication PGx and sub-speciality panels available within New Zealand.
Waikato DHB has exited the child and youth coordination services (Cay-C) contract, effective 17 December 2018.
Read more about the concern raised about the accuracy of point of care testing for the
International Normalised Ratio (INR).
Heath Te Aroha is embracing te reo in a big way. We had a chat with practice manager Dwayne Stewart about this impressive effort.
Latest news from the primary mental health team in Waikato.
Māori workforce development initiative key to ensuring primary health care services are more accessible to minority groups
One size doesn't fit all and neither does a single dose. PGx introduces precision based prescribing to your patients assisting in avoiding some of the guess work and complications.
Are you keen to have your voice heard? We are looking for two general practitioners to sit on the Pinnacle quality and education committee.
A closed access Facebook group for Pinnacle GPs to share ideas
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.