We meet with the Waikato DHB ICCT on a monthly basis to review the transition of care of long term community mental health clients to primary care.
Interesting articles, podcasts, clinical stories and learnings related to the primary health care sector our GP liaison team have found this month.
The Midlands Regional Health Network Charitable Trust Board is made up of nine members: four clinical representatives, two Maori partner representatives, two community representatives and an independent professional chair. As per the trust deed requirements, the trust board is inviting interest from the public to fill two community representative positions.
Health professionals are encouraged to discuss the benefits and
risks of taking antiepileptic medicine during pregnancy with female
patients who are sexually active.
We invited video journalist Hunter Calder to spend some time with quit coach Cassino Smith to find out how our Once and For All programme is helping to get people smokefree.
Immunisation Week (30 April - 6 May) is celebrated worldwide. The theme of this year's week is immunisation throughout the lifespan.
The Pinnacle MHN quarterly report for Q3 (Jan-Mar 2018) can be downloaded here.
both the flu and Zostavax (shingles) vaccines, a Hamilton initiative is
reaching a high risk, vulnerable population who may otherwise have been missed.
In 2017 the international technology provider
behind the Map of Medicine (MOM) tool signalled their intention to cease
support for the tool in 2018. Find out about the transition to HealthPathways.
Otorohanga Medical Centre nurses are on a mission to find out why local women are declining to have regular cervical smear tests.
Interesting articles, clinical stories and learnings related to the primary healthcare sector we've found this month.
The Waikato DHB recognises that anyone who was close to a person who has died as a result of suicide, will experience severe distress. Read more...
It is April Falls Awareness month and Taranaki is helping promote the 'Live Stronger for Longer' national campaign to the public.
Tim Coulter will be missed by many when he retires from Taupo Health at the end
Earlier this month, Pinnacle Midlands Health
Network and Nga Miro Health Centre
together attended five Waikato-based marae across five days during Poukai
for the first time in the tradition's history,
reaching hundreds of priority group women with cervical screening messages.
addition of the Zostavax vaccine to the adult schedule has prompted discussion
about how best to manage this process well and safely. Read more.
On Saturday 21 April 2018, primary care health practitioners based rurally across the Midland region of New Zealand will congregate in Te Aroha for Pinnacle's first rural symposium in four years.
more than 45 years, Dr Tony Townsend is hanging up his stethoscope. Read his
story written by Coastal News.
Download the 2017 annual report.
Half a century to-the-year after qualifying as a
registered nurse, Lyn Durno of Pinnacle MHN practice Lake Surgery in Taupo is
this week hanging up her trusty stethoscope to step into retirement.