Primary healthcare news, information & resources


20 Dec 2016

New Glenview Medical Centre site blessed

Pinnacle MHN congratulates Glenview Medical Centre on its recent "Blessing of the Whenua" ceremony 

News  
9 Nov 2016

Pinnacle Incorporated AGM 2016

The next Pinnacle Incorporated Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held 7.30pm on Thursday, 24 November at the Pinnacle Midlands Health Network Hamilton office.  


1 Nov 2016

Unique diabetes qualification for Hamilton registered nurse

Hamilton-based registered nurse Cathy Fraser-Reading of Pinnacle Midland Health Network practice, Hillcrest Medical Centre, has recently added a unique skill to her nursing tool-belt.


11 Oct 2016

Māori health workforce pilot programme launches

The first primary Māori health workforce care assistant pilot programme, run by Pinnacle Midlands Health Network, Waikato DHB Māori health unit Te Puna Oranga and Wintec, commenced this month at Wintec in Hamilton. 


7 Oct 2016

Trial of assessing chest pain underway in rural Waikato

Pinnacle Midlands Health Network (Pinnacle MHN), plans to use a $15,000 grant from the Heart Foundation to help fund the trial of a new method for assessing chest pain, among people in rural Waikato.

GPs, Waikato  
27 Sep 2016

'Become your own food expert' workshop a success

The 'Become your own food expert' workshop, run by Waikato community dietitians, was a great success. 

Waikato  
21 Apr 2016

Quarter 3 - By the numbers

A look at some of the statistics behind the latest quarterly report.

 
16 Feb 2016

The end of a 50 year nursing career

Hamilton East Medical Centre nurse Carolyn Irving hung up her nursing uniform in January 2016, 50 years after first putting it on.  

9 Feb 2016

Push to get people with diabetes more active

Two medical student siblings are giving back to the Kawhia community this summer, helping people with diabetes and pre-diabetes get more active.

News  
3 Feb 2016

National health advisory - Zika virus

Read the Ministry of Health's national health advisory regarding zika virus and risks to pregnant women

GPs  
18 Jan 2016

Better information sharing leads to healthier kids

Fewer children are missing critical health checks thanks to an innovative online tool and coordination service from Pinnacle Midland Health Network.

12 Jan 2016

More help to go smokefree this summer

Taranaki people will have more help than ever to go smokefree this summer thanks to Pinnacle Midlands Health Network.

9 Dec 2015

Sexual health in Waikato gets international exposure

Sexual health in Hamilton is getting international attention, but this time for all the right reasons.

News  
24 Nov 2015

New Zealand’s Health Care Home gains international interest

The New Zealand Health Care Home and its harnessing of data to improve long term health outcomes gained international attention at a recent conference in Sydney.


13 Nov 2015

Buddies in general practice promote great childhoods

Pinnacle general practices across Waikato, Taranaki and Taupo are getting behind a campaign to help end child abuse.


 
17 Sep 2015

Pinnacle Executive Member profile – Dr Peter Battersby

Taupo Medical Centre GP and owner Peter Battersby recently joined the Pinnacle Executive Committee, promising to provide a strong voice for local general practices.

GPs, Lakes  
14 Sep 2015

Pinnacle GPs recognised at college conference

Pinnacle GPs John Burton and Michael Oehley were invited to share their general practice experience at The Royal New Zealand College of GPs conference recently, receiving medals as recognition of their achievements.

 
21 Aug 2015

National Health Advisory - Notification of Meningococcal Disease outbreak

Notification of Meningococcal Disease outbreak in attendees of World Scout Jamboree in Japan, July-August 2015.


 
27 Jul 2015

A healthier lifestyle is just what the doctor ordered

Patients who could benefit from more physical activity are getting the push they need with help from their GP and Sport Waikato. 

17 Mar 2015

Alex gives an insight into managing diabetes

Hamilton patient Alex is an ex-practice nurse, a full time professional worker in her 50s, fit and has Type II diabetes. 

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