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Waikato Hospital workshop: Academic Writing

All health professionals studying at a post graduate level in 2017 are invited to an academic writing workshop held at Waikato DHB.

Contraception grant for beneficiaries

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

Māori health workforce pilot programme launches

The first primary Māori health workforce care assistant pilot programme, run by Pinnacle Midlands Health Network, Waikato DHB Māori health unit Te Puna Oranga and Wintec, commenced this month at Wintec in Hamilton. 


eReferral Newsletter

An electronic copy of the December eReferral newsletter is available here along with the eReferral resource for patients with a high suspicion of cancer. 

Criminal threat to infant formula

Ministry of Health advice for health professionals on the criminal threat to infant formula.

A healthier lifestyle is just what the doctor ordered

Patients who could benefit from more physical activity are getting the push they need with help from their GP and Sport Waikato. 

The end of a 50 year nursing career

Hamilton East Medical Centre nurse Carolyn Irving hung up her nursing uniform in January 2016, 50 years after first putting it on.  

Virtual CVRA tool making a difference in Te Awamutu

Te Awamutu Medical Centre is using the virtual cardiovascular risk assessment (CVRA) tool to enchance their Quality results.

B4 School Check Pilot Report 2014

The B4 School Check (B4SC) pilot was set up after feedback from the Ministry of Health that certain groups were not engaging in the B4SC programme.

IFHC Report 2011

This report provides insight into the development and roll out of Midlands Health Network's integrated model of care to three Hamilton practices. 

Hamilton Health Profile

This health and service profile describes the health characteristics of patients enrolled with Midlands Health Network practices in Hamilton city.

Model of care patient survey 2013

Patients and clinicians at Hamilton's NorthCare practices have completed the second of three surveys on our model of care and the results have been published. 

South Waikato Health Profile

The 2012 South Waikato Population Health and Service Profile describes the health of patients enrolled with Pinnacle  practices in South Waikato. 

After Hours Response - Waikato

Patients enrolled in practices in Hamilton and surrounding areas have improved health care and support through a service called After Hours Response.

B4 School Checks

The B4 School Check is a nationwide programme offering a free health and development check for four year olds. Refer to the resources in this article.

Tokoroa Clinical Pharmacists Service Report

This report provides a snapshot of the clinical pharmacist service in the six months following the move of the GP practices to the Tokoroa Hospital site.


Workforce Trends 2009

This summary report from the 2009 workforce census covers general practitioners, practice nurses, and practice managers and administrators.

School Clinics

30 GP-led clinics and nine registered nurse-led clinics are in place in Waikato high schools, teen parent units or alternative education.

Primary Options Resources

Refer to these Primary Options resources to help you make the most of this service.  

2017 Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) courses (Waikato)

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) courses for GPs and practice nurses will run in 2017

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