Primary healthcare news, information & resources


Gisborne Tag

Criminal threat to infant formula

Ministry of Health advice for health professionals on the criminal threat to infant formula.

Turanga Health newsletter

Manawaru is Turanga Health's monthly newsletter and is filled with staff news, photos, information and success stories.  

IFHC Report 2011

This report provides insight into the development and roll out of Midlands Health Network's integrated model of care to three Hamilton practices. 

Workforce Trends 2009

This summary report from the 2009 workforce census covers general practitioners, practice nurses, and practice managers and administrators.

Collaborative approach leads to fewer hospital stays for Tairāwhiti kids

Health providers in the Tairāwhiti-Gisborne district have worked together to reduce the rate of avoidable hospital admissions among the district's most vulnerable babies and young children.


Reintegrating long term mental health patients into primary care

A new service funded by Waikato District Health Board will enable general practices in the Waikato region to help long term secondary care mental health patients transition to primary care.

New chronic kidney disease support tool going live in Tairawhiti

A software-based decision support tool for general practice has been developed for Tairawhiti to assist with managing chronic kidney disease.

Volunteers prompt people to quit smoking, once and for all

More than a dozen volunteers visited 10 locations across the Waikato and Tairawhiti regions on World Smokefree Day (31 May) to promote Pinnacle MHN's Once and For All stop smoking programme.


Smoking cessation - Our Once and For All programme

Research shows that a "business-as-usual" approach to smoking cessation in New Zealand means the Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 target will not be met. Therefore, Pinnacle MHN is leading a new approach to Stop Smoking Services across Waikato and Tairawhiti regions - Quit Smoking: Once and for All.

Referring patients to mental health services

There are a number of processes in place throughout the Midlands region to assist health professionals referring patients to mental health services.

Prioritising mental health referrals in primary care - Tairawhiti

Referrals to primary health services are being prioritised for Maori/Pacific, low income earners and youth (12-19 years).

Great results for Once and For All quit smoking programme in Tairawhiti

Referrals and enrolments in Pinnacle MHN's stop smoking programme, Once and For All, havecontinued to exceed expectations in the Tairāwhiti region this quarter.