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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.

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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When will I get my COVID-19 vaccination?

When will I get my COVID-19 vaccination?

Find out when you will get the call up

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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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2021 Pinnacle Medical Scholarship awarded to Raglan GP for eczema initiative

2021 Pinnacle Medical Scholarship awarded to Raglan GP for eczema initiative

A proposed education clinic for tamariki with eczema and dermititis has received the 2021 Pinnacle Medical Scholarship, including $10,000 in funding.

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Youth, leadership and health reform: meet Mr Gay NZ 2021

Youth, leadership and health reform: meet Mr Gay NZ 2021

Bharat Mahajan (he/him), a 28 year old clinical services manager – mental health for Pinnacle, has won the title of Mr Gay New Zealand 2021.

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Partnership at Parihaka brings health services to the community

Partnership at Parihaka brings health services to the community

Every fortnight inside a whare at Parihaka Papakāinga in Taranaki, people can be found laughing and catching up with whānau in the Wakaihu Taiora ...

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COVID-19

COVID-19

New Zealand's Alert Levels changed at 11.59pm on Sunday 14 February 2021.

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General practice and Alert Level 2 – what to expect

General practice and Alert Level 2 – what to expect

In Alert Level 2 we need to take a 'virtual first' approach - find out what this means for you.

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Applying a Māori lens to healthcare: Te Taumata Hauora announces new chair

Applying a Māori lens to healthcare: Te Taumata Hauora announces new chair

Gary Thompson (Ngaati Paoa, Ngaati Hauaa) is the new chair of Te Taumata Hauora, Māori Advisory Committee.

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2019-20 Midlands Regional Health Network Charitable Trust Annual Report

2019-20 Midlands Regional Health Network Charitable Trust Annual Report

Download the trust's annual report.

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Fond farewell and election results: Updates from the Pinnacle Incorporated AGM

Fond farewell and election results: Updates from the Pinnacle Incorporated AGM

After nearly 32 years of network leadership Dr Frank Cullen stood down from the executive committee at the AGM held last week.

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A new board chair for Pinnacle Ventures

A new board chair for Pinnacle Ventures

Pinnacle Ventures Limited is pleased to announce Mark Ingle as the new board chair, replacing Craig McFarlane.

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Pinnacle Ventures sells xcrania to PlatformPlus

Pinnacle Ventures sells xcrania to PlatformPlus

We are excited to announce the sale of xcrania to PlatformPlus

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Young Taranaki nurse receives Pinnacle nursing scholarship

Young Taranaki nurse receives Pinnacle nursing scholarship

Huia Brady saw an opportunity to make change when hearing about the Pinnacle nursing scholarship aimed at improving equity and access in primary care.

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Collaborative approach makes a difference in Rotorua’s Eastside

Collaborative approach makes a difference in Rotorua’s Eastside

A collaborative, community-led health and social service is making a difference in Rotorua’s Eastside community, an area where high levels of ...

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Data driven decision making is one step closer thanks to Ventures

Data driven decision making is one step closer thanks to Ventures

Pinnacle Midlands Health Network have been working closely with AWS Partner Ventures for just over a year now to modernise and streamline their data.

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Where’s the devil when you need that detail?

Where’s the devil when you need that detail?

Our initial response to the Health and Disability System Review: Final Report

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Christine Hall appointed as chief executive for Ventures

Christine Hall appointed as chief executive for Ventures

Christine Hall has been appointed as chief executive for Ventures.

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Positive response to Te Tumu Waiora integrated mental health and wellbeing service

Positive response to Te Tumu Waiora integrated mental health and wellbeing service

The response from practices and the community to this new service in Taupō and Tūrangi has been overwhelmingly positive.

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Pinnacle Incorporated and Midlands Health Network move to combined board structure

Pinnacle Incorporated and Midlands Health Network move to combined board structure

Changes to the Pinnacle Incorporated and Midlands Health Network board structure were confirmed on 27 February 2020.

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Pinnacle celebrates 30th birthday with awards ceremony

Pinnacle celebrates 30th birthday with awards ceremony

180 guests came together on 19 November at Claudelands Events Centre to celebrate Pinnacle’s 30th birthday and honour the innovation, dedication ...

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Prioritising Māori governance representation in the cancer sector, worldwide

Prioritising Māori governance representation in the cancer sector, worldwide

The 2019 World Indigenous Cancer Conference was held in Calgary, Canada last month.

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Cyber security incident at Tū Ora Compass Health

Cyber security incident at Tū Ora Compass Health

No Pinnacle patient information is available via any website and therefore the type of breach experienced by Compass Tū Ora would never have an ...

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Standing with our partners – volunteering at the Kaumātua Olympics

Standing with our partners – volunteering at the Kaumātua Olympics

A team of volunteers from the Pinnacle office in Hamilton recently used their volunteering day to support the annual Kaumātua Olympics.

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Tane Takitu Ake ki Taupō

Tane Takitu Ake ki Taupō

Tane Takitu Ake ki Taupō (Men standing strong in Taupō) is a kaupapa Māori six-week program with a focus on Māori men‘s health.

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Extra strength enhancing the care team at Tokoroa Medical Centre

Extra strength enhancing the care team at Tokoroa Medical Centre

In 2012 many of the GPs in Tokoroa signalled their retirement after serving their community for 30 plus years. The Pinnacle Group stepped in to help.

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Health system interim report - Our response

Health system interim report - Our response

Read the Pinnacle Group's response to the Health and Disability System Review - Interim Report by Dr Brendon Eade, Pinnacle Incorporated Deputy Chair.

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Trust endorses Hayden Wano's new appointment

Trust endorses Hayden Wano's new appointment

The Midlands Regional Health Network Charitable Trust Board (the Trust), alongside the Pinnacle Group, wish to congratulate Hayden Wano for his ...

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Measles alert

Measles alert

Find out more about the measles, and what you can do to protect you and your whānau.

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Pinnacle highlights: August 2019

Pinnacle highlights: August 2019

Around the board table lately there has been one firm topic of discussion, what does the future hold for Pinnacle?

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Beerescourt Medical's rapid indici transition

Beerescourt Medical's rapid indici transition

In May, Beerescourt Medical Centre's legacy practice management system crashed due to a significant server issue, with no timeframe given for when it ...

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Leadership changes announced for Pinnacle Midlands Health Network

Leadership changes announced for Pinnacle Midlands Health Network

Pinnacle MHN chief executive David Oldershaw announced his resignation from the role, beginning 1 August.

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2018 Midlands Regional Health Network Charitable Trust Annual Report

2018 Midlands Regional Health Network Charitable Trust Annual Report

Download the trust's annual report.

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A new era for Pinnacle data and information

A new era for Pinnacle data and information

We're making some important changes in the way we store and use data.

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Heath Te Aroha embraces Te Reo Māori

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.

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Big outcomes for Health Care Home Lakes extended care team patients

Big outcomes for Health Care Home Lakes extended care team patients

Pinnacle MHN and Lakes DHB have together designed a new approach to provide co-ordinated packages of care for high-need patients.

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Health Care Home Ernst and Young evaluation

Health Care Home Ernst and Young evaluation

We are delighted to publish the recent evaluation of our Health Care Programme undertaken by Ernst and Young.

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The ripple effect: six family members are kicking the smoking habit once and for all

The ripple effect: six family members are kicking the smoking habit once and for all

Waikato Mum Sharnay smoked up to 20 cigarettes a day since she was 14 years old – it had been a decade. At 24, she became pregnant and made the ...

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NZ Herald Local Focus checks out Once and For All quit smoking programme

NZ Herald Local Focus checks out Once and For All quit smoking programme

We invited video journalist Hunter Calder to spend some time with quit coach Cassino Smith to find out how our Once and For All programme is helping ...

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Major mission for Otorohanga Medical nurses

Major mission for Otorohanga Medical nurses

Otorohanga Medical Centre nurses are on a mission to find out why local women are declining to have regular cervical smear tests.

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Second pregnancy compels Waikato mum to quit smoking, Once and For All

Second pregnancy compels Waikato mum to quit smoking, Once and For All

Hamilton-based pregnant mum Dayna Allen, 25, inhaled her first puff of smoke ten years ago as a curious 15-year-old, barely old enough to drive a car.

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Kiwi pioneering spirit running high at Taupō Medical Centre

Kiwi pioneering spirit running high at Taupō Medical Centre

Taupō Medical Centre is a place where innovation has truly become the norm.

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Finally smokefree after nearly five decades

Finally smokefree after nearly five decades

Te Huia Hapimana comes from a long line of smokers. His parents and seven older siblings all smoked, leading him to pick up his first cigarette at ...

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