Primary healthcare news, information & resources


19 Oct 2017

Pinnacle Incorporated AGM 2017

Read the notice of Pinnacle Incorporated's Annual General Meeting for 2017.

Network  
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.

16 Aug 2017

#MakeItTheNorm

The Royal Australasian College of Physicians have released a New Zealand election statement calling for policymakers to make health equity the norm to improve health outcomes for the most vulnerable people in our communities. 

4 Aug 2017

Are you protected from mumps?

In the Waikato there have been 15 probable or confirmed cases of mumps in the first six months of this year. Previously we had not seen any cases since 2012. 

1 Aug 2017

Xcrania: a look at the numbers this quarter

It's been a busy quarter for Xcrania, with multiple projects on the go and daily business as usual tasks keeping the team on their toes. Here's a 'by the numbers' glimpse at what's been busying the team during the last three months.

1 Aug 2017

Volunteers prompt people to quit smoking, once and for all

More than a dozen volunteers visited 10 locations across the Waikato and Tairawhiti regions on World Smokefree Day (31 May) to promote Pinnacle MHN's Once and For All stop smoking programme.


1 Aug 2017

More funding secured for primary mental health services

The Pinnacle MHN Primary Mental Health programme is pleased to announce that Waikato DHB recently agreed to boost funding for Pinnacle MHN to deliver primary mental health services in the Waikato region. Funding kicks-in this quarter and continues throughout the next financial year.


1 Aug 2017

Taranaki MDT success leads to contract extension

The Pinnacle MHN Long Term Conditions (LTC) programme is pleased to announce that Taranaki DHB (TDHB) agreed to extend the contract for the Taranaki multi-disciplinary team (MDT) this quarter. 


1 Aug 2017

Indici attracts loads of interest at GPCME, Rotorua

This quarter, indici generated a real buzz at the GP Conference and Medical Exhibition (GPCME) held in Rotorua in early June

1 Aug 2017

Alternatives to face to face care: by the numbers this quarter

The Health Care Home (HCH) programme has been reflecting on the alternatives to face to face care offered to patients this quarter.


1 Aug 2017

Spotlight on immunisation: vaccinating kaumātua

This quarter, Pinnacle MHN worked with Te Puna Oranga (Waikato DHB's Māori Health service), Redicare Family Practice, and Rauawaawa kaumātua Charitable Trust, to vaccinate kaumātua in Hamilton.


1 Aug 2017

Cay-C team bumps-up support to providers

The Child and Youth Health Coordination Service (Cay-C) team is constantly working with health providers, including midwives, family doctors and Well Child/Tamariki Ora providers, to ensure children access the right services and receive all of their checks on time. 


26 Jul 2017

Patea teams up with Taupo to provide ‘live’ virtual GP care

While the Patea & District Community Medical Trust continue to search for a GP they've teamed up with Pinnacle Midlands Health Network and Taupo Medical Centre to provide an innovative solution which meets their patient's needs, without the need to travel out of town.

 
12 Jul 2017

Quit smoking now to give your baby the best start in life

If you're pregnant and you want to quit smoking, it's really important you stop to protect your baby. Pinnacle's stop smoking programme gives you the support and guidance you need to quit for good. And you could receive up to $300 in reward vouchers.

27 Jun 2017

Falls prevention tool available on Medtech (Taranaki)

From 29 June, a new 'falls risk threshold' patient prompt will be available to Taranaki practices using Medtech

 
27 Jun 2017

Pinnacle MHN Primary Options will become Clinical Coordination Centre

From 3 July, Pinnacle MHN's Primary Options for Acute Care service will become known as the Clinical Coordination Centre.

News  
6 Jun 2017

Pinnacle Incorporated announces change in organisational structure

Pinnacle Incorporated chair Dr Frank Cullen has today announced that from 1 July the primary health organisation (PHO) will more clearly separate out its standalone innovation activities via its existing not-for-profit company.


News  
First 1 2 3 Last
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z