Updates from Hauora Tairāwhiti GP liaison Anna Meuli.
A closed access Facebook group for Pinnacle GPs to share ideas
A message from Dr Maree McCracken, GP liaison - mental health.
changes from September will mean a change in reporting of Tropinin I testing - read more.
Read about the initiation of the Mental Health Act process here.
The proposed "go live" date for bowel cancer screening in the Lakes DHB has been deferred to February 2019. Read more, including key messages for GPs and practices.
MHN contract directly with Waikato community podiatrists to provide care for
patients with diabetes who have a high-risk foot. Read more.
Read the latest flu and other vaccination updates here.
A public campaign to eradicate hepatitis C in Tairāwhiti. Read more.
Read the latest cervical screening updates here.
Recent changes and what they mean for the NZ health sector.
For GPs across the network - find information and training resources about the use of dermatoscopes here.
Health professionals are encouraged to discuss the benefits and
risks of taking antiepileptic medicine during pregnancy with female
patients who are sexually active.
Pinnacle MHN offers screening support services for BreastScreen Aotearoa
and the National Cervical Screening Programme in Waikato.
In 2017 the international technology provider
behind the Map of Medicine (MOM) tool signalled their intention to cease
support for the tool in 2018. Find out about the transition to HealthPathways.
The NCSP has been
progressing proposed legislation changes to section Part 4A of the Health Act
1956 which governs the NCSP - the Health (National Cervical Screening
Programme) Amendment Bill. Read more.
addition of the Zostavax vaccine to the adult schedule has prompted discussion
about how best to manage this process well and safely. Read more.
A collection of useful resources on addiction from the New Zealand Drug foundation and Matua Raki.
Referrals to primary health services are being prioritised for Maori/Pacific, low income earners and youth (12-19 years).