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Pinnacle Incorporated

We are a network of like-minded general practitioners and health professionals and we exist for one - and only one reason - to make it easier for people to stay healthy.

Pinnacle Incorporated is a well established general practice network and has a high reputation for high quality health care locally, nationally and internationally.  Its members manage the health care of nearly half a million people enrolled with over 80 practices in Gisborne, Taranaki, Taupo-Turangi, Thames-Coromandel and the Waikato.

Pinnacle Incorporated is the provider interface for health care in the community and its members play a crucial role in achieving better health care outcomes in the Midland region.

Our point of difference is a strong focus on the future. The retention of high quality general practice is what Pinnacle Incorporated values the most. 

Our general practices are working together to take advantage of the benefits that size can provide in terms of accessing the very latest thinking, techniques, equipment and funding.

Together, Pinnacle Incorporated, Pinnacle Midlands Health Network and Ventures work with the Midlands Regional Health Network Charitable Trust and other key partners to achieve the sustainable delivery of primary and community health care services in the region.



Pinnacle Incorporated GP Membership

All General Practitioners in a Pinnacle practice  join Pinnacle Inc. as a member.  This ensures the organisation continues to have a grass roots, GP led focus.  GP membership is a requirement of the Provider Agreement for practices joining the network.

Pin. Inc. is governed by an executive committee which includes GP representatives appointed by the Pinnacle Inc. members.  The annual general meeting appoints this committee.

Pinnacle Inc. Annual Membership Fees are $300.00+gst (plus a one-off joining fee of $200.00+gst.). This covers the cost of your local postgraduate CME sessions and free access to Pinnacle GP targeted education sessions.

To request a Pinnacle Inc. Membership Pack:

Speak to your Practice Support person or contact the Membership & Support Coordinator: Moira.Hubbard@pinnacle.health.nz.

Changes to Exisiting Membership:

Pinnacle Inc. Membership Change of Circumstances - When one of your GPs is a member of Pinnacle and they are transferring to another practice or leaving the network.  This will ensure you and/or the GP are not invoiced incorrectly for their membership fees.

Locum GP or New GP Notification - When your practice has a new GP or GP Locum (short term or long term).  We need this information to complete the quarterly reports required by the Ministry of Health.