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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.

10 May 2018

Waikato mental health integrated care co-ordination team update - May 2018

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.

9 May 2018

What we've been reading - May 2018

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

8 May 2018

Seeking community representatives!

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.  

1 May 2018

Benefits and risks of taking antiepileptic medicines during pregnancy

Health professionals are encouraged to discuss the benefits and risks of taking antiepileptic medicine during pregnancy with female patients who are sexually active. 

1 May 2018

NZ Herald Local Focus checks out Once and For All quit smoking programme

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.

23 Apr 2018

Immunisation Week 30 April – 6 May

Immunisation Week (30 April - 6 May) is celebrated worldwide. The theme of this year's week is immunisation throughout the lifespan. 

20 Apr 2018

Quarterly report - Q3 - (Jan - Mar) 2018

The Pinnacle MHN quarterly report for Q3 (Jan-Mar 2018) can be downloaded here.

18 Apr 2018

Bringing flu vaccinations to kaumātua: working together to overcome barriers

Offering both the flu and Zostavax (shingles) vaccines, a Hamilton initiative is reaching a high risk, vulnerable population who may otherwise have been missed. 

18 Apr 2018

Transition from Map of Medicine to HealthPathways

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.

10 Apr 2018

Major mission for Oto Med nurses

Otorohanga Medical Centre nurses are on a mission to find out why local women are declining to have regular cervical smear tests.

5 Apr 2018

What we've been reading - April 2018

Interesting articles, clinical stories and learnings related to the primary healthcare sector we've found this month.

4 Apr 2018

Suicide bereavement funded counselling pathway

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...

4 Apr 2018

Live Stronger for Longer - April Falls awareness month

It is April Falls Awareness month and Taranaki is helping promote the 'Live Stronger for Longer' national campaign to the public.

4 Apr 2018

Network plan 2017-2020

This network plan describes how we will work with our practices and the Midlands Alliance to achieve improved health outcomes for the Midland enrolled population. 

29 Mar 2018

Taupō farewells Dr Tim Coulter

Dr Tim Coulter will be missed by many when he retires from Taupo Health at the end of March. 

21 Mar 2018

Cervical screening highlighted for hundreds at Waikato’s Poukai

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.

21 Mar 2018

Zostavax update 2018

The addition of the Zostavax vaccine to the adult schedule has prompted discussion about how best to manage this process well and safely. Read more.

21 Mar 2018

Rural practitioners to convene at Pinnacle rural symposium

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.

14 Mar 2018

Haere ra Dr Tony Townsend

After more than 45 years, Dr Tony Townsend is hanging up his stethoscope. Read his story written by Coastal News. 

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