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Browse the latest news and stories from across the Pinnacle group. We feature stories on service and workforce innovation as well as highlights from our practices across the network.

New Waikato approach produces highest smoking quit rates in NZ

New Waikato approach produces highest smoking quit rates in NZ

Waikato people are quitting smoking in higher numbers than just about anywhere else in Aotearoa, and the statistics are particularly positive for ...

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30 years serving the community

30 years serving the community

For the past three decades, Kāwhia’s medical needs have been serviced by Dr John Burton and wife Sue, a qualified medical lab technician. Credit: ...

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He waka hourua, he waka eke noa

He waka hourua, he waka eke noa

Clayton Kohatu (Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga and Ngāti Maniapoto) is clearly driven by his kaupapa, and it’s that kaupapa that ...

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Community representatives wanted for Midlands Regional Health Network Charitable Trust Board

Community representatives wanted for Midlands Regional Health Network Charitable Trust Board

The trust board is inviting interest from the public to fill two community representative positions.

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Reducing HbA1c with whanaungatanga: the measurable impact of patient-centric primary care

Reducing HbA1c with whanaungatanga: the measurable impact of patient-centric primary care

Sue van Mierlo is a nurse practitioner working as part of the Lakes Extended Care Team. In her role she supports people to self-manage long-term ...

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School-based health service collaboration supports rangatahi in the classroom and at home

School-based health service collaboration supports rangatahi in the classroom and at home

On a mission to reduce barriers to healthcare for rangatahi in low-decile schools, clinicians in the Waikato SBHS are using a collaborative care ...

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Practice Plus after-hours virtual telehealth service launches…

Practice Plus after-hours virtual telehealth service launches…

Pinnacle and Tū Ora Compass Health are delighted to have established a new telehealth after-hours service as a trusted partner for network GP ...

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Working smarter: the rise of Extended Care Teams

Working smarter: the rise of Extended Care Teams

From Tairāwhiti to Taupō and across to Taranaki, Pinnacle Extended Care Teams (ExCTs) in the Midlands Health Network are experiencing increased ...

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More time for patients proves to be the best medicine

More time for patients proves to be the best medicine

Pinnacle’s growing mātanga tapuhi nurse practitioner and nurse prescriber workforce is having a significant impact across Pinnacle, relieving ...

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Farewell to Christine Hall

Farewell to Christine Hall

Farewell to Ventures chief executive Christine Hall, who will step down from the role on 24 December.

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2020–2021 Pinnacle and Midlands Health Network Annual Performance Report

2020–2021 Pinnacle and Midlands Health Network Annual Performance Report

Download the Pinnacle and Midland Health Network annual performance report.

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Throwing out the rule book: that’s how Turangi rolls

Throwing out the rule book: that’s how Turangi rolls

Tractors, ski fields, hot chickens and horses have all featured in the first five weeks of Pihanga Health’s mobile vaccination service.

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Dr Dave Ewen retires from general practice

Dr Dave Ewen retires from general practice

After nearly 38 years in general practice, Dr Dave Ewen retired from South City Health on 28 October.

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Carefirst target their vaccination efforts

Carefirst target their vaccination efforts

Alongside delivering vaccinations to all those who are eligible, the team at Carefirst have been hard at work to target vaccination opportunities ...

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Drive-thru at Devon a great success

Drive-thru at Devon a great success

Devon Medical quickly pivoted in order to ramp up their vaccination efforts. They’ve also taken a continuous improvement approach, learning and ...

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Wintec Health Services now home to two registered nurse prescribers

Wintec Health Services now home to two registered nurse prescribers

Wintec Health Services in Hamilton is now home to two nurse prescribers.

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A good journey: Celebrating the contribution of a remarkable nurse

A good journey: Celebrating the contribution of a remarkable nurse

Pat Bodger, Te Atiawa, Taranaki, Ngati Mutanga, Ngāruahine, Ngati Ruanui, has a straightforward approach to rural community nursing: you just get it ...

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Fieldays TV: The mental health of our rural rangatahi/youth

Fieldays TV: The mental health of our rural rangatahi/youth

The mental health of our young people in rural communities is at a tipping point. We hear from people passionate about improving youth wellbeing.

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Waikato DHB information system outage and services update

Waikato DHB information system outage and services update

Waikato DHB's information systems were affected by a cyber security incident on Tuesday 18 May 2021. Services are impacted and will resume over time. ...

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Acknowledging and celebrating the breadth of mahi across the primary health sector

Acknowledging and celebrating the breadth of mahi across the primary health sector

Congratulations to the winners, runners up and highly commended entries in the 2021 New Zealand Primary Healthcare Awards | He Tohu Mauri Ora!

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