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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.

Rural accelerated chest pain pathway signals the future for primary care

Rural accelerated chest pain pathway signals the future for primary care

Ongoing use of the Pinnacle rural accelerated chest pain pathway by general practices has highlighted how point of care testing can improve health ...

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Brian’s journey: Good advice and support every step of the way

Brian’s journey: Good advice and support every step of the way

Brian Gallie is looking forward to getting back outside. The Taranaki local talks enthusiastically about the new waterproof gear he just got.

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“Courageous conversations” bring disengaged patients with diabetes back to GP clinics

“Courageous conversations” bring disengaged patients with diabetes back to GP clinics

Amidst New Zealand’s ever-increasing diabetes epidemic, unique support to re-engage patients with diabetes back to primary care is proving ...

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Accuretic recall and supply issue

Accuretic recall and supply issue

Accuretic is a medicine used to treat 36,000 New Zealanders with high blood pressure and heart failure. Pharmac has informed us supply in New Zealand ...

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Pinnacle nursing director honoured by University of Waikato

Pinnacle nursing director honoured by University of Waikato

Pinnacle Nursing Director Jan Adams has been awarded as an Honorary Professor of Te Huataki Waiora School of Health at University of Waikato, ...

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The benefits are massive: Why nurse prescribers are the way of the future

The benefits are massive: Why nurse prescribers are the way of the future

In the past two years the majority of enrolments for the Midlands Registered Nurse Prescribing in Community Health (RNPCH) programme have been ...

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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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Où est Helen Parker?

Où est Helen Parker?

Pinnacle chief executive Helen Parker has given the Board early notice that she will be moving to France in mid-September 2022.

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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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