Primary healthcare news, information & resources


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. 


News  
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

News  
14 Dec 2017

Showreel life in your region

Pinnacle Incorporated is running a photography competition: Showreel life in your region for you to share some of your experiences from around the country. 

News  
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.

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.

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.

27 Oct 2017

Newborn enrolment success in Lakes DHB region

Having an established relationship with a primary health care provider is a proven success factor in the timely delivery of childhood milestone checks - immunisations in particular.

News, Lakes  
27 Oct 2017

Developing innovation and service improvements in the Waikato

Since 2015 Pinnacle MHN has provided innovation funding to help Waikato and Gisborne practices develop and deliver service improvements.

25 Oct 2017

Pinnacle practices strike gold in quality achievements

Ten Pinnacle MHN general practices have struck gold on their network quality goals, with another 68 boasting silver accolades.


25 Oct 2017

New diabetes pilot programme in Huntly a great success

A group of eight Māori residents battling diabetes have dramatically increased their diabetes self-management skills in a first-of-its-kind pilot programme recently implemented in Huntly.


9 Oct 2017

Announcing two important changes in leadership

On Monday 9 October Pinnacle Incorporated chair Dr Frank Cullen has announced two changes in leadership of the Midlands Health Network side of the group.

11 Sep 2017

Hamilton mum quits smoking in second pregnancy

Dayna Allen smoked through her first pregnancy, but quit with the help of stop smoking programme Once and For All when she found out she was pregnant with her second child.

31 Aug 2017

New role aims to enable accessible primary mental health care

Dr McCracken has recently been appointed Pinnacle MHN's medical lead/clinical director - primary mental health, a role that has been established to support Pinnacle's primary mental health service in providing treatment for patients with mild to moderate mental health issues in a community setting. 


 
17 Aug 2017

Kiwi pioneering spirit running high at Taupo Medical Centre

Taupo Medical Centre is a place where innovation has truly become the norm and the expectation in their unrelenting quest to make things better for their patient population.

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