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What we've been reading - May

Interesting articles, podcasts, clinical stories and learnings related to the primary healthcare sector our GP liaison team has found this month.

A new era for Pinnacle data and information

We're making some important changes in the way we store and use data to increase security, decrease costs and administration, plus open up new possibilities for understanding the health status and needs of the people in our region.

Requesting an ambulance response from St John: update

Find updated information for general practice to refer to when requesting an ambulance response from St John. 

Leadership changes announced for Pinnacle Midlands Health Network

A change of chief executive comes into place for Pinnacle MHN on 1 August.

Online death documentation

In 2018 the Ministry of Health and the Department of Internal Affairs partnered to develop an online service allowing death documents to be completed online. 

Quality and education plan 2019-2020

Over the past twelve months, we have spoken to many practices in the network to inform what went into this year's quality plan.

What we've been reading - June

Interesting articles, podcasts, clinical stories and learnings related to the primary healthcare sector our GP liaison team has found this month.

GP CME 2019 conference highlights

Highlights from this year's conference for Pinnacle members

Mobile Health: Cardiology webinar 2019

Murray Hart, CNS in cardiology at Christchurch Hospital presents a webinar.

Government funding update - Extending access to primary care

As part of Budget 2018 several changes took place from 1 December 2018 to provide people with greater access to primary care services. Find out what this means for your practice.

International medical graduate and locum orientation checklist

This checklist resource gives practices ideas on what could be provided in orientation sessions and manuals.

Cervical screening update 2019

Read the latest cervical screening updates here.

Pinnacle’s response to RNZCGP Foundation Standard draft document

The draft Foundation Standard has been reviewed in detail by Pinnacle's Quality and Education Committee. Read our response.

Delisting of doxepin and alternative treatment options

Read more for potential alternative treatment options.

Pinnacle highlights: August 2019

In November we celebrate 30 years as a network - and all Pinnacle practice staff are invited!

Pinnacle 30th Birthday awards ceremony

Find out what categories are up for grabs and how to make a nomination

EAP services mobile app available

The Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) mobile app is available for free download for all Pinnacle practice staff.

Pinnacle 30th birthday awards dinner

All Pinnacle practice staff are invited to attend our birthday celebration. 


HiNZ: What's on at digital health week?

Pinnacle, alongside Amazon Web Services and our N4 partners (Tū Ora Compass Health ,Pegasus Health and ProCare Health), are leading primary care initiatives.

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