Primary healthcare news, information & resources


7 Nov 2018

National Health Advisory meningococcal disease update

A reminder meningococcal disease should still be on your differential diagnosis list, and along with classical symptoms, this particular bug can cause GI problems, pneumonia, septic arthritis, endocarditis, and epi/supraglottitis. 

GPs, Network  
31 Oct 2018

COPD training addresses respiratory disease skill gap

In New Zealand, around one in six Kiwi's suffer with a respiratory disease. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) affects hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders, and respiratory disease is the third leading cause of deaths in New Zealand - yet many have never heard of it.


24 Oct 2018

Changes to the Waikato Primary Options Acute Care programme

Pinnacle MHN manages the regional Primary Options Acute Care (POAC) programme across the Waikato region for the whole population, regardless of PHO. This funding allows primary care to provide safe, acute care within the community to reduce demand on hospital services.

GPs, Waikato  
24 Oct 2018

Lakes DHB to join the Midland regional Radiology RIS and PACS system

Lakes DHB will be joining the Midland regional Radiology platform on Tuesday 6 November 2018. Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Tairāwhiti DHBs already use the platform.  

Lakes  
23 Oct 2018

Changes to ACC consultation rate subsidies

Further to the recent announcements of the extension of community services cards (CSC) cardholder subsidies, ACC has proposed to increase the consultation rate subsidies to all practices.

 
15 Oct 2018

Pinnacle Incorporated AGM 2018

Read the notice of Pinnacle Incorporated's Annual General Meeting for 2018.

GPs, Network  
10 Oct 2018

Government funding update - Extending access to primary care

As part of Budget 2018 several changes will take place from 1 December 2018 to provide people with greater access to primary care services. Find out what this means for your practice.

4 Oct 2018

Ventures launches pharmacogenomics testing in New Zealand

Ventures have formed a partnership with an Australian-based genomics company to make full medication PGx and sub-speciality panels available within New Zealand. 

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. 


News  
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

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