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Reporting Requirements

The Schedule of Age Sex Register Maintenance and Reporting Requirements have been developed to support practices to meet reporting requirements. 

Zero fees for under 13s

Access information that will support the network to implement the governments zero fees for under 13s initiative. 

Pinnacle Rural Symposium

View resources and other information from the Pinnacle Rural Symposiums

Heartland Health

Heartland Health is a rural update for Pinnacle practices across New Zealand's largest rural network. 

Child abuse and family violence

The following resources will help you increase your understanding about child protection and family violence, and better prepare you to support your patients. 

Alcohol screening and brief intervention

The following resources will help your practice better prepare for alcohol screening and providing brief intervention to patients. 

Breast screening tips

These talking points and tips may help you encourage more of your eligible women to get their breasts checked. 

Cervical screening data match report

Refer to information about the National Cervical Screening Programme's monthly data matching report.  

Cervical screening resources

Access cervical screening resources from Waikato DHB's cervical screening newsletter. 

Ebola virus disease update

Access an update from the Ministry of Health about the current Ebola outbreak. 

Heart and diabetes toolkit

Access the Ministry of Health's general practice toolkit for more heart and diabetes checks and better help for smokers to quit. 

Guidance for healthy weight gain in pregnancy

Access Ministry of Health guidance for healthy weight gain in pregnancy.


Access Ministry of Health information about gout for patients and clinicians.

Map of Medicine

Map of Medicine is a clinical pathways online resource, piloted in Waikato practices since January 2013 and to be available network-wide later in 2013.

Immunisation - A team approach

This booklet covers all aspects of immunisation and is designed to support the everyday work practice staff do to ensure families receive the immunisations they need.


Access Lippincott and the Nursing Reference Centre information. 

Pertussis algorithm update

The algorithm for diagnosis and treatment of pertussis has been updated by Population Health Waikato. 

NZ ePrescription Service

Access these newsletter for the latest updates on the NZ ePrescription Service.

Updated smoking cessation guidelines

Access updated New Zealand guidelines for helping people to stop smoking, prepared by the Ministry of Health. 

Research Reviews & Funds

This article links you to the Research Reviews and DHB Research Fund websites with updates in a variety of health areas including general practice.

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