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Pinnacle Executive Member profile – Dr Peter Battersby

Taupo Medical Centre GP and owner Peter Battersby recently joined the Pinnacle Executive Committee, promising to provide a strong voice for local general practices.

Criminal threat to infant formula

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

Workforce Trends 2009

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

Kiwi pioneering spirit running high at Taupo Medical Centre

Taupo Medical Centre is a place where innovation has truly become the norm and the expectation in their unrelenting quest to make things better for their patient population.

Newborn enrolment success in Lakes DHB region

Having an established relationship with a primary health care provider is a proven success factor in the timely delivery of childhood milestone checks - immunisations in particular.

Lake Surgery nurse hangs up the stethoscope after half a century

Half a century to-the-year after qualifying as a registered nurse, Lyn Durno of Pinnacle MHN practice Lake Surgery in Taupo is this week hanging up her trusty stethoscope to step into retirement.

Taupō farewells Dr Tim Coulter

Dr Tim Coulter will be missed by many when he retires from Taupo Health at the end of March. 

World family doctor day: Jo's 'day in the life'

Pinnacle MHN medical director Jo Scott-Jones shares a day in the life as a GP to celebrate World Family Doctor day on 19 May.

Big outcomes for Health Care Home Lakes extended care team patients

The Lakes extended care team help general practice to support high-needs patients. Check out the latest patient outcome stories.

Lakes DHB to join the Midland regional Radiology RIS and PACS system

Lakes DHB will be joining the Midland regional Radiology platform on Tuesday 6 November 2018. Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Tairāwhiti DHBs already use the platform.