Primary healthcare news, information & resources




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ManageMyHealth

Your working life will be better with the ManageMyHealth™ shared electronic health record and online patient portal.

Multidisciplinary teams

Pinnacle practices can refer patients to the multidisciplinary team to access services such as podiatry, social work, community pharmacy and dietetics. 

Personal health assessment and planning tool

Click here to learn about the new personal health assessment and planning tool. 

Diabetes information and Primary Options/insulin

As-of late November 2016, all Pinnacle MHN practices are now able to claim via Primary Options (PO) for insulin initiation. Refer to notice about extra support available.


Heart and diabetes check campaign

Access resources to help promote the nationwide 'Get a heart and diabetes check' campaign to your patients. 

National Child Health Information Platform

A national service to help parents and caregivers find the right health provider for their child.

Cardiovascular screening & management programme

The attached template helps your practice to build your own process to screen and manage cardiovascular disease. 

Risk Stratification

Risk stratification will help support your practice to better target care and funding to your patients with long term conditions. 

Map of Medicine

The Map of Medicine website is a central hub of clinical pathways

Self Management

Self management supports patients to be aware of their own responsibility and opportunities, and help them to remain fit, healthy and independent. 

Patient Safety Bulletin

Refer to following safety bulletin.

BPI Reports

You can now access your Quality 2013 and Long Term Conditions Management Programme 2013 reports by logging onto bestpractice intelligence (BPI).

Service specification

This document describes the LTCMP in year two and looks at the expectations for years three to five.

Tools

There are a number of tools available to help you manage patients with long term conditions.  Click here to access information about these. 

Health literacy knowledge bank

The health literacy knowledge bank provides guidelines and resources to help health professionals and patients interact effectively with each other.

ItsMyHealth.co.nz Practice Portal

The ItsMyHealth.co.nz patient website includes a portal for your practice to promote your services to patients. We have provided information on how you can get the most out of this FREE service.

After Hours Care

Midlands Health Network is working with local DHBs to help manage patients after hours and reduce ED admissions.  Posters are attached.

HealthyPractice - Business support

The Medical Assurance Society New Zealand (MAS) provides web-based business support tailored to general practice.  This service is called HealthyPractice® and is available 24/7.  

EAP

As Pinnacle practice staff, you are entitled to free counselling and advice from the Employee Assistance Programme (EAP).     

Palliative care regional changes

A revised palliative care project with a new service specification and provider agreement has been developed and will run from 1 November 2013. 

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