Primary healthcare news, information & resources


9 Jul 2019

Helping people quit smoking in general practice (Taranaki)

This manual has been created as a resource to aid in the delivery of effective smoking cessation services. 

4 Jul 2019

Cervical screening update 2019

Read the latest cervical screening updates here.

26 Jun 2019

Online death documentation

In 2018 the Ministry of Health and the Department of Internal Affairs partnered to develop an online service allowing death documents to be completed online. 

11 Jun 2019

International medical graduate and locum orientation checklist

This checklist resource gives practices ideas on what could be provided in orientation sessions and manuals.

6 Jun 2019

Requesting an ambulance response from St John: update

Find updated information for general practice to refer to when requesting an ambulance response from St John. 

Network  
5 Jun 2019

GP updates Tairāwhiti

Updates from Hauora Tairāwhiti GP liaison Anna Meuli.

16 Apr 2019

Diabetes resource folder now available (Waikato)

'A guide for clinical management in type 2 diabetes' is now available for Waikato general practice. 

3 Apr 2019

Flu and other vaccine update 2019

Read the latest flu and other vaccination updates here.

26 Mar 2019

Champix® (varenicline tartrate) changes brand name and packaging

Champix®is now branded as Varenicline Pfizer. Read more...

14 Mar 2019

Measles - update and resources

As cases of measles continue to spread nationwide here are some helpful resources and answers to questions you may be facing in your practice.

12 Mar 2019

Are you and your staff immunised for MMR?

The Ministry of Health is reminding all healthcare professionals and those working in health care facilities, born on 1 January 1969 or later, to ensure they are protected against measles. 


5 Feb 2019

Hepatitis C treatment Maviret is now funded

PHARMAC is now funding the new hepatitis C treatment, Maviret, a potential cure for people with chronic hepatitis C infection regardless of the type or genotype. 

22 Jan 2019

Hepatitis C support (Tairāwhiti)

A public campaign to eradicate hepatitis C in Tairāwhiti. Read more. 


16 Jan 2019

Pinnacle MHN launches Advance Care Plan (Waikato)

An Advance Care Plan (ACP) is an articulation of a patient's wishes, preferences, values and goals relevant to all current and future healthcare, including end of life care.


16 Oct 2018

Support to screening service

Pinnacle MHN offers screening support services for BreastScreen Aotearoa and the National Cervical Screening Programme in Waikato. 

Waikato  
10 Oct 2018

Childhood immunisations

Short videos from Attitude TVs piece on immunisation.

27 Sep 2018

CoaguChek test strip calibration issue

Read more about the concern raised about the accuracy of point of care testing for the International Normalised Ratio (INR). 

GPs, Network  
10 Sep 2018

Our GP Facebook discussion group

A closed access Facebook group for Pinnacle GPs to share ideas and knowledge. 

29 Aug 2018

Chief coroner releases provisional annual suicide figures

A message from Dr Maree McCracken, GP liaison - mental health.

GPs, Network  
29 Aug 2018

Changes to troponin I testing from September 2018

Laboratory changes from September will mean a change in reporting of Tropinin I testing - read more.

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