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$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.

ANZ special offer

Midlands Health Network practice staff are eligible for special rates on a range of ANZ's everyday and specialist banking products.

Quarterly report - Q2 2016/2017

View the quarterly report for October to December 2016 

Quarterly report - Q1 2016/2017

The Pinnacle Midlands Health Network Quarterly Report for Quarter 1 - July to September 2016 can be downloaded at the link below:


Pinnacle MHN Quarterly Report - Q1 - July-Sept 2016 (PDF)

Clinical Matters - 28 April 2016

Read Clinical Matters for 28 April 2016. 

Contraception grant for beneficiaries

A special needs grant is being introduced to help women on benefits obtain or remove long-acting reversible contraception. 

Quality plans for 2017-18

June 2017 is the last month of Quality Plans for 2017/2018 - here is a reminder of annual goals and tasks that should be completed before 30 June. 

Quarterly Report - Q3 2016

View the Quarterly Report for January to March 2016

Quarterly report - Q3 (Jan - March) 2017

View the quarterly report from January to April 2017.

Clinical Matters - 8 October to 5 November 2015

View the latest editions of Clinical Matters, the fortnightly newsletter for Pinnacle clinicians. 

Procurement of Vaccine Fridges

 Details of how to benefit from the group purchasing deals for vaccine fridges.

Get accredited for your nursing abilities

A Hamilton primary healthcare nurse is celebrating achieving expert level accreditation on her first attempt.

Quality 2015-2016 Resources

Refer to the Quality 2015-2016 resources including forms, reporting sheets and more, to support practice teams in reaching the goals.

Financial options to better manage your business

Practice owners now have the opportunity to use the existing value of the business to increase practice size and share ownership with Pinnacle Inc.

Video: Introducing xcrania™

Watch this video to find out how xcrania™ can improve your practice.

Clinical Matters - 15 September 2016

Read Clinical Matters for 15 September 2016

Clinical Matters - 10 November 2016

Read Clinical Matters for Thursday 10 November 2016

Clinical Matters - 18 August 2016

Read Clinical Matters for 18 August 2016

Clinical Matters - 14 April 2016

Read Clinical Matters for 14 April 2016. 

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