Primary healthcare news, information & resources


2 Jul 2019

Primary mental health – brief intervention service (Lakes)

Pinnacle has been contracted by Lakes DHB to develop and implement a new service which will embed the stepped care model integrated within the Health Care Home environment.


Lakes  
2 Jul 2019

Suicide bereavement funded counselling pathway

The Waikato DHB recognises that anyone who was close to a person who has died as a result of suicide, will experience severe distress. Read more...

1 Jul 2019

Psychiatrist in primary care service (Waikato)

This service provides Waikato GPs with practice visits, telephone advice and other support for managing mental health conditions in general practice, and to give assistance with comprehensive patient assessments and management. 

GPs, Waikato  
1 Jul 2019

Primary mental health – brief intervention service

The brief intervention service provides counselling or psychology for non-acute mild to moderate mental health concerns, a maximum of four sessions per patient. 

1 Jul 2019

Primary mental health and addiction

Midlands Health Network's primary mental health service makes it easier for general practice to support patients with mild to moderate mental health issues.

GPs  
27 Jun 2019

Primary options acute care (Waikato)


Waikato  
27 Jun 2019

Primary options acute care (Taranaki)


11 Jun 2019

Falls prevention Lakes


Lakes  
11 Jun 2019

Waikato strength and balance all PMS practices (excluding Medtech)


Waikato  
11 Jun 2019

Waikato strength and balance Medtech practices


Waikato  
10 Jun 2019

Strength and balance all PMS practices (excluding Medtech)


10 Jun 2019

Strength and balance Medtech practices


6 Jun 2019

Renewal of special authority numbers: psychiatric medications (Waikato)

Pharmac requires special authority numbers for some medications to be renewed after a period of time. Read more...

Waikato  
27 May 2019

Severe mental illness recommended READ and SNOMED codes


 
13 May 2019

Waikato School Clinics

30 GP-led clinics and nine registered nurse-led clinics are in place in Waikato high schools, teen parent units or alternative education.

Waikato  
16 Apr 2019

Primary options acute care (Tairāwhiti)


 
16 Apr 2019

Primary options acute care (Lakes)


 
9 Apr 2019

Falls prevention services

Injury prevention programmes are offered in Waikato, Taranaki and Tairāwhiti.





12 Mar 2019

Primary options

Primary options gives practices access to a range of funded community, diagnostic, therapeutic treatment and logistical services to help treat acute patients.  

6 Mar 2019

Young people and online safety

There's lately been a lot of media coverage about young people's safety online. Mental health, non-suicidal self-harm, and suicide themes on social media continue to be an issue both youth and adults face daily. 

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