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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.

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. 

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