Primary healthcare news, information & resources


30 Jul 2018

Falls prevention services

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





9 Jul 2018

Alternative funding options for counselling and support services

In addition to Pinnacle MHN primary mental health services, here are some other alternatives that may be available.

GPs, Network  
7 Jun 2018

Free support groups - Waikato

Heart Counselling in Hamilton are able to offer free support groups to those registered with Pinnacle practices who meet the criteria. 

Waikato  
28 May 2018

Patient portal

Learn more about patient portals and how they can help your practice and your patients.

4 Apr 2018

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...

15 May 2014

Health Care Home

Implementation of Pinnacle's Health Care Home began in 2011 at three practices in Hamilton.  Find out about our learnings so far.

15 May 2014

Primary mental health

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  
15 May 2014

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  
15 Feb 2014

B4 School Checks

The B4 School Check is a nationwide programme offering a free health and development check for four year olds. Refer to the resources in this article.

1 Feb 2014

Child and Youth Health Coordination Service

The network is working with providers to create one shared view of the information held for children's health milestones.

28 Aug 2013

Primary Options

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

28 Aug 2013

Lean

Lean is a management approach that focuses on creating a culture of eliminating waste and continuous improvement.

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