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Sore throat swabbing

Clinicians are reminded to refer to the sore throat management guideline to help reduce the instances of acute rheumatic fever (ARF)

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.

Rotovirus information for clinicians and patients

 Access Rotovirus information prepared by the Ministry of Health for clinicians and patients. 

Standing Orders

Access Standing Order templates and resources.

Travel Medicine

This article provides you with useful links to travel medicine websites including fit for travel, travel doctor, travel health online and more.

Tackling the growing obesity epidemic

View The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners' policy brief on 'tackling the growing obesity epidemic: a general practice perspective'.

Vaccine Storage

The 2012 Ministry of Health guidelines for vaccine storage and distribution help ensure vaccines are stored correctly to maximise their effectiveness.

Quality 2014 Resources

Refer to the Quality 2014 resources including forms, reporting sheets and more, to support practice teams in reaching the goals.

Quality Plan 2014

Access an electronic copy of the Quality Plan 2014.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease resources to provide to patients. 

Diabetes

Diabetes resources for practice staff to share with patients. 

HeartHelp

HeartHelp is the Heart Foundation's website for people living with heart disease, and for their families and loved ones. 

Smoking cessation

Smoking cessation resources for practice staff to share with patients. 

Section 2 - Practice environment and safety

Section 2 covers indicators 10-19 of the Foundation Standard. 

Section 1 - Patient experience and equity

Section 1 covers indicators 1-9 of the Foundation Standard. 

Cornerstone

Find general information you need about Cornerstone here.

Foundation Standard guide and FAQs

Access Ministry of Health information about the new Foundation Standard, including common questions and answers from across the Pinnacle network

$1.6million study to validate new diabetes prevention programme

The New Zealand Health Research Council (NZHRC) has injected $1.6 million into a research project to study an innovative self-management programme for people with pre-diabetes and diabetes. 


Better information sharing leads to healthier kids

Fewer children are missing critical health checks thanks to an innovative online tool and coordination service from Pinnacle Midland Health Network.

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