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8 Aug 2018

Te Rūnanga O Ngāti Pikiao breaking down barriers to cervical smears

Championing Talei Morrison's #SmearYourMea campaign, and in her memory, Te Rūnanga O Ngāti Pikiao health service in Rotorua recently held a free all day Saturday smear clinic. 

6 Aug 2018

Community podiatry Waikato

Pinnacle MHN contract directly with Waikato community podiatrists to provide care for patients with diabetes who have a high-risk foot. Read more.

GPs, Waikato  
2 Aug 2018

Fully funded management, leadership and training Wintec programmes

Read more about fully funded Wintec programmes offered to Pinnacle MHN members.

2 Aug 2018

What we've been reading - August

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

26 Jul 2018

What we've been reading - July

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

26 Jul 2018

Introducing Dr Andrew Darby, Pinnacle MHN primary care psychiatrist

We're thrilled to have Andrew join the team as our primary care psychiatrist - learn more about him and our new service.

19 Jul 2018

Patient data and its use by PHOs

Pinnacle firmly believes the appropriate use of health information is critical for improving the health of our enrolled population. Read more.

18 Jul 2018

GPs referring for MRI scans to reduce high tech imaging treatment wait times

Ventures is introducing training for GPs to assess and directly refer patients for MRI scans to significantly reduce potential unnecessary specialist appointments and treatment waiting times. 

18 Jul 2018

LGBTQI healthcare saves lives

Pinnacle MHN held a LGBTQI education session earlier this month, with support from the Waikato Queer Youth organisation and Waikato DHB Sexual Health Clinic. 

18 Jul 2018

Quarterly report - Q4 - (April - June) 2018

The Pinnacle Midlands Health Network Quarterly Report for Q4 (April to June 2018) and associated data sheets can be downloaded here.

9 Jul 2018

Alternative funding options for counselling and support services

In addition to Pinnacle MHN primary mental health services, here are some other alternatives that may be available.

GPs, Network  
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

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.

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

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