Primary healthcare news, information & resources


13 Nov 2018

Psychiatrist in primary care service

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. 

 
1 Nov 2018

Primary options acute care (Waikato)


 
8 Oct 2018

Useful mental health related resources

Find useful mental health related links, apps and podcasts.

 
8 Oct 2018

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 Oct 2018

Primary options acute care

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

28 Sep 2018

Child and Youth Health Coordination Service

Waikato DHB has exited the child and youth coordination services (Cay-C) contract, effective 17 December 2018.

26 Sep 2018

Primary options acute care (Tairāwhiti)


 
26 Sep 2018

Primary options acute care (Taranaki)


 
26 Sep 2018

Primary options acute care (Lakes)


 
24 Sep 2018

Falls prevention services

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





24 Sep 2018

Falls prevention Tairāwhiti

Read more about injury prevention services in Tairāwhiti.

24 Sep 2018

Falls prevention Taranaki

Read more about injury prevention services in Taranaki.

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  
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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