Primary healthcare news, information & resources


18 May 2018

World family doctor day: Jo's 'day in the life'

Pinnacle MHN medical director Jo Scott-Jones shares a day in the life as a GP to celebrate World Family Doctor day on 19 May.

17 May 2018

13 reasons why, series two release: MOH advice

The second season of 13 Reasons Why is being released this Friday, 18 May. The Ministry of Health has been working with other Government agencies and service providers to develop resources around this series.

10 May 2018

Waikato mental health integrated care co-ordination team update - May 2018

We meet with the  Waikato DHB ICCT on a monthly basis to review the transition of care of long term community mental health clients to primary care.

8 May 2018

Seeking community representatives!

The Midlands Regional Health Network Charitable Trust Board is made up of nine members: four clinical representatives, two Maori partner representatives, two community representatives and an independent professional chair. As per the trust deed requirements, the trust board is inviting interest from the public to fill two community representative positions.  

10 Apr 2018

Major mission for Oto Med nurses

Otorohanga Medical Centre nurses are on a mission to find out why local women are declining to have regular cervical smear tests.


29 Mar 2018

Taupō farewells Dr Tim Coulter

Dr Tim Coulter will be missed by many when he retires from Taupo Health at the end of March. 

21 Mar 2018

Cervical screening highlighted for hundreds at Waikato’s Poukai

Earlier this month, Pinnacle Midlands Health Network and Nga Miro Health Centre together attended five Waikato-based marae across five days during Poukai for the first time in the tradition's history, reaching hundreds of priority group women with cervical screening messages.

21 Mar 2018

Rural practitioners to convene at Pinnacle rural symposium

On Saturday 21 April 2018, primary care health practitioners based rurally across the Midland region of New Zealand will congregate in Te Aroha for Pinnacle's first rural symposium in four years.


 
14 Mar 2018

Haere ra Dr Tony Townsend

After more than 45 years, Dr Tony Townsend is hanging up his stethoscope. Read his story written by Coastal News. 

5 Mar 2018

Lake Surgery nurse hangs up the stethoscope after half a century

Half a century to-the-year after qualifying as a registered nurse, Lyn Durno of Pinnacle MHN practice Lake Surgery in Taupo is this week hanging up her trusty stethoscope to step into retirement.

1 Mar 2018

Upcoming Government policy changes - what it could all mean for general practice

Pinnacle MNH chief executive David Oldershaw writes about what the early policy priorities of the new Government and what it could mean for general practice.

21 Feb 2018

Celebrating the 2017 NETP nurses

A small afternoon tea celebration was held on Monday 19 February to honour the hard work of the five nurses who completed the new entry to practice (NETP) nursing programme in 2017. 

21 Feb 2018

Showreel life in your region

And the winners are in! Congratulations to all who participated.

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21 Feb 2018

School health clinics making a difference in Waikato communities

Annually, thousands of youth struggle to access health care services. Hear about the team of 11 registered nurses and 19 general practitioners (GPs) ready and waiting to fight the access impasse.



12 Feb 2018

Pinnacle Midlands Health Network recognised for Coast to Coast employee engagement programme

Pinnacle Midlands Health Network has recently been announced as a finalist in the prestigious 2018 New Zealand human resource awards to be held at at SkyCity in Auckland this month. 


24 Jan 2018

Oto Med GP owner to retire after nearly half a century of practice

Dr Bob le Quesne, owner at Otorohanga-based Pinnacle Midlands Health Network practice Oto Med, is retiring this month after some four and a half decades as a general practitioner (GP).

22 Jan 2018

Full new born enrolment now available via NCHIP

Pinnacle MHN's Child and Youth Coordination (CaY-C) service team is delighted to announce that whānau from across the Waikato region can easily have their new born fully enrolled with a general practice at birth.

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.


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.


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