Referrals and enrolments in Pinnacle MHN's stop smoking programme, Once and For All, havecontinued to exceed expectations in the Tairāwhiti region this quarter.
The Pinnacle MHN Physically Well programme is celebrating the continued success of the TaranakiFalls Prevention Service (FPS), which was launched last quarter and is now well established.
Having an established relationship with a primary health care provider is a proven success factor in the timely delivery of childhood milestone checks - immunisations in particular.
Since 2015 Pinnacle MHN has provided innovation funding to help Waikato and Gisborne practices develop and deliver service improvements.
Ten Pinnacle MHN general practices have struck gold on their network quality goals, with another 68 boasting silver accolades.
A group of eight Māori residents battling diabetes have dramatically increased their diabetes self-management skills in a first-of-its-kind pilot programme recently implemented in Huntly.
On Monday 9 October Pinnacle Incorporated chair Dr Frank Cullen has announced two changes in leadership of the Midlands Health Network side of the group.
Dayna Allen smoked through her first pregnancy, but quit with the help of stop smoking programme Once and For All when she found out she was pregnant with her second child.
Dr McCracken has recently been appointed Pinnacle MHN's medical lead/clinical director - primary mental health, a role that has been established to support Pinnacle's primary mental health service in providing treatment for patients with mild to moderate mental health issues in a community setting.
Taupo Medical Centre is a place where innovation has truly become the norm and the expectation in their unrelenting quest to make things better for their patient population.
The Royal Australasian College of Physicians have released a New Zealand election statement calling for policymakers to make health equity the norm to improve health outcomes for the most vulnerable people in our communities.
In the Waikato there have been 15 probable or confirmed cases of mumps in the first six months of this year. Previously we had not seen any cases since 2012.
While the Patea & District Community Medical Trust continue to search for a GP they've teamed up with Pinnacle Midlands Health Network and Taupo Medical Centre to provide an innovative solution which meets their patient's needs, without the need to travel out of town.
If you're pregnant and you want to quit smoking, it's really important you stop to protect your baby. Pinnacle's stop smoking programme gives you the support and guidance you need to quit for good. And you could receive up to $300 in reward vouchers.
From 29 June, a new 'falls
risk threshold' patient prompt will be available to Taranaki practices
From 3 July, Pinnacle MHN's Primary Options for Acute Care service will
become known as the Clinical Coordination Centre.
Pinnacle Incorporated chair Dr Frank Cullen has today announced that from 1 July the primary health organisation (PHO) will more clearly separate out its standalone innovation activities via its existing not-for-profit company.
A new health hub is now open in Kihikihi, dedicated to the health and wellbeing of the community.
The New Zealand Health Research Council (NZHRC) has injected $1.6 million into a research project to study an innovative self-management programme for people with pre-diabetes and diabetes.