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22 Jan 2018

Practices jump on board with lifting the lip early

At June 2017, Ministry of Health data showed that dental conditions were one of the top five ambulatory sensitive (avoidable) hospital admissions (ASH admissions) across all our DHB regions. Read more.


19 Jan 2018
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Quarterly Report - Q2 - (Oct - Dec) 2017

Download the Pinnacle Midlands Health Network quarter one 2017-18 report.

17 Jan 2018

What we've been reading - January 2018

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


12 Jan 2018

Celebrating a bright new future at Glenview Medical Centre

After nearly two years of planning and one year of construction the team at Glenview Medical Centre are thriving in their newly rebuilt premises.


21 Dec 2017

Meet the team leading our clinical programmes

In our new draft strategic plan we have four priority clinical programmes - get to know the leads and what their programmes are about.


19 Dec 2017

Waikato LMC care over the summer months

LMCs are independently contracted by the Ministry of Health to provide primary maternity services. There have recently been some LMCs exiting practice in parts of the Waikato - leaving a gap that has yet to be filled. For some women this meant it has been difficult to find an LMC.

14 Dec 2017

Merry Christmas and thanks for a great 2017

Pinnacle MHN chief executive David Oldershaw and medical director Jo Scott-Jones share their thoughts on 2017 and wish you all well for the holiday season in this video. 


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14 Dec 2017

EAP services - festive season support

EAP Services highlight some tips to help you and your teams thrive - not just survive - the holiday season

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14 Dec 2017

Voluntary Bonding Scheme
Information on the 2017 review and the 2018/19 intakes.
14 Dec 2017

Hillcrest Medical Centre making great inroads to prevent cervical cancer

Hamilton-based Pinnacle MHN practice Hillcrest Medical Centre is having great success with its cervical screening rates thanks to a specific strategy involving a dedicated nurse making screening-related phone calls.

13 Dec 2017

Decypher interpreting and translation service in Hamilton

The aim of this service is to provide interpreter and translation services to refugees when receiving primary health services in Hamilton area, including general practice and allied health consultations, pharmacy services and counselling.

4 Dec 2017

Tokoroa smokers now have access to ongoing quit support from pharmacy

Smokers in Tokoroa are the first in the country to have access to ongoing face-to-face stop smoking support directly from their local pharmacy.

 
4 Dec 2017

Nurse Kathy retires after 57 years of service

Kathy has a longstanding history with various practices across the network, and her hard work and dedication will be missed by many we're sure.

24 Nov 2017

More Māori set to develop careers in primary care thanks to new qualification

New Zealand is well positioned to see more Māori enter the primary health care workforce thanks to a new tertiary qualification developed collaboratively by Wintec and PHO Pinnacle Midlands Health Network (Pinnacle MHN).


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22 Nov 2017

Pinnacle MHN offers health checks to Mongrel Mob at Hearty Hauora event

Earlier this month a handful of representatives from Pinnacle MHN took the opportunity to attend the debut Nga Whanau o Mangaru (Mongrel Mob) Hearty Hauora Kaupapa event held in Hamilton.


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16 Nov 2017

Fewer falls for 98-year-old Taranaki resident thanks to new falls prevention service

Ninety-eight-year-old Colin Cochran is one of almost 90 frail elderly in Taranaki making significant improvements in strength and balance, thanks to a recently established falls prevention service (FPS) run by Pinnacle MHN.

6 Nov 2017

Physical health for health practitioners

This webpage supports health practitioners to live physically well lives, so you can support patients to do-so too. It's full of links to physical-health related webinars, and useful information related to exercise and food. 


3 Nov 2017

Taranaki GP to retire after nearly four decades of service

Dr Ian Smiley is retiring this month from Moturoa Medical Centre after nearly four decades of service at the Taranaki-based practice. 


27 Oct 2017

Great results for Once and For All quit smoking programme in Tairawhiti

Referrals and enrolments in Pinnacle MHN's stop smoking programme, Once and For All, havecontinued to exceed expectations in the Tairāwhiti region this quarter.

27 Oct 2017

Taranaki falls prevention service helping community become ‘fracture free for life’

The Pinnacle MHN Physically Well programme is celebrating the continued success of the TaranakiFalls Prevention Service (FPS), which was launched last quarter and is now well established.

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