Primary healthcare news, information & resources


20 Sep 2018

Heath Te Aroha embraces Te Reo Māori

Heath Te Aroha is embracing te reo in a big way. We had a chat with practice manager Dwayne Stewart about this impressive effort.


19 Sep 2018

Primary mental health update for Waikato

Latest news from the primary mental health team in Waikato.

12 Sep 2018

Ensuring general practice services are more accessible to minority groups

Māori workforce development initiative key to ensuring primary health care services are more accessible to minority groups


12 Sep 2018

Do you have a passion for quality and education?

Are you keen to have your voice heard? We are looking for two general practitioners to sit on the Pinnacle quality and education committee.


21 Aug 2018

indici expands into Taranaki

indici is excited to welcome Dr Steve Finnigan's Taranaki practice, along with the Inglewood District Health Trust (district nursing service), onto the platform. 

9 Aug 2018

Big outcomes for Health Care Home Lakes extended care team patients

The Lakes extended care team help general practice to support high-needs patients. Check out the latest patient outcome stories.

9 Aug 2018

Three Waikato practices championing the stop smoking cause

With the 2017-2018 results now confirmed, three practices have stood out as leading contributors to the smokefree Aotearoa 2025 challenge. 

8 Aug 2018

Te Rūnanga O Ngāti Pikiao breaking down barriers to cervical smears

Championing Talei Morrison's #SmearYourMea campaign, and in her memory, Te Rūnanga O Ngāti Pikiao health service in Rotorua recently held a free all day Saturday smear clinic. 


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26 Jul 2018

Introducing Dr Andrew Darby, Pinnacle MHN primary care psychiatrist

We're thrilled to have Andrew join the team as our primary care psychiatrist - learn more about him and our new service.

19 Jul 2018

Patient data and its use by PHOs

Pinnacle firmly believes the appropriate use of health information is critical for improving the health of our enrolled population. Read more.


21 Jun 2018

Nurses strike

UPDATE 10 JULY - the pay offer has been rejected by nurses and the strike for 12 July (7am-7am the following day: 24 hours) is confirmed.

21 Jun 2018

indici stands strong in comprehensive ProCare PMS review

An update from Dr Frank Cullen, chairman, Pinnacle Incorporated

13 Jun 2018

indici set to fly

Recently indici has gone from being a beta test product to one that is ready for commercial implementation across the network.

8 Jun 2018

Funding updates

Read the latest on capitation funding, government policy implementation following budget announcements and zoster vaccine administration.

6 Jun 2018

Notification of possible duplication of 'WA - WC" series NHI numbers

National Health Advisory: There is a small risk that WA-WC series NHI numbers may be duplicated and display data associated with two people within the same record.

5 Jun 2018

Caring doctor honoured

Dr Mary Ballantyne, from Te Awamutu Medical Centre, has been awarded a Queen's Service Medal for services to women's and children's health

29 May 2018

Feeling under pressure? A patient portal will help!

We recently spoke with a GP who is a 'convert' - she was previously dead set against introducing portal use at her practice but on moving practices she found she had to 'get on board'.  A couple of years down the track and she can't picture practicing without a portal now...


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.

14 May 2018

Phoenix joins Primary Health Care Limited

On 14 May Primary Health Care Limited took over the ownership of Phoenix Urgent Doctors in New Plymouth.

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