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5 Jul 2018

Rural accelerated chest pain pathway receives recognition

The rural accelerated chest pain pathway programme has received validation by the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ) by way of an award. 


4 Jul 2018

New Zealand ePrescription service - information for general practices

Ventures is working with the Ministry of Health to get ePrescription activation for all indici Health Care Home sites as soon as possible. 

21 Jun 2018

Nurses strike

UPDATE 10 JULY - the pay offer has been rejected by nurses and the strike for 12 July (7am-7am the following day: 24 hours) is confirmed.

21 Jun 2018

indici stands strong in comprehensive ProCare PMS review

An update from Dr Frank Cullen, chairman, Pinnacle Incorporated

18 Jun 2018

Pinnacle quarterly highlights: Jan-Mar 2018

Check out some of the highlights for Pinnacle during January to March.

13 Jun 2018

Cervical screening update 2018

Read the latest cervical screening updates here.

13 Jun 2018

indici set to fly

Recently indici has gone from being a beta test product to one that is ready for commercial implementation across the network.

8 Jun 2018

Funding updates

Read the latest on capitation funding, government policy implementation following budget announcements and zoster vaccine administration.

7 Jun 2018

Free support groups - Waikato

Heart Counselling in Hamilton are able to offer free support groups to those registered with Pinnacle practices who meet the criteria. 

Waikato  
6 Jun 2018

Notification of possible duplication of 'WA - WC" series NHI numbers

National Health Advisory: There is a small risk that WA-WC series NHI numbers may be duplicated and display data associated with two people within the same record.

5 Jun 2018

Caring doctor honoured

Dr Mary Ballantyne, from Te Awamutu Medical Centre, has been awarded a Queen's Service Medal for services to women's and children's health

1 Jun 2018

Practice comp: promote the importance of becoming smokefree and win

On the back of World Smokefree Day, Pinnacle MHN is holding a month-long practice competition for all localities.

29 May 2018

Feeling under pressure? A patient portal will help!

We recently spoke with a GP who is a 'convert' - she was previously dead set against introducing portal use at her practice but on moving practices she found she had to 'get on board'.  A couple of years down the track and she can't picture practicing without a portal now...


29 May 2018

What we've been reading - June 2018

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

28 May 2018

Patient portal

Learn more about patient portals and how they can help your practice and your patients.

25 May 2018

Vaping update

Recent changes and what they mean for the NZ health sector.

18 May 2018

World family doctor day: Jo's 'day in the life'

Pinnacle MHN medical director Jo Scott-Jones shares a day in the life as a GP to celebrate World Family Doctor day on 19 May.

17 May 2018

13 reasons why, series two release: MOH advice

The second season of 13 Reasons Why is being released this Friday, 18 May. The Ministry of Health has been working with other Government agencies and service providers to develop resources around this series.

15 May 2018

Taranaki 'Live Stronger for Longer' expo a success

Last month's Taranaki 'Live Stronger for Longer' expo was a joint collaboration between ACC, Pinnacle Midlands Health Network, Sport Taranaki and New Plymouth Injury Safe. 

14 May 2018

Phoenix joins Primary Health Care Limited

On 14 May Primary Health Care Limited took over the ownership of Phoenix Urgent Doctors in New Plymouth.

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