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National Child Health Information Platform

A national service to help parents and caregivers find the right health provider for their child.

Map of Medicine

The Map of Medicine website is a central hub of clinical pathways

Multidisciplinary teams

Pinnacle practices can refer patients to the multidisciplinary team to access services such as podiatry, social work, community pharmacy and dietetics. 

Heart and diabetes check campaign

Access resources to help promote the nationwide 'Get a heart and diabetes check' campaign to your patients. 

Cardiovascular screening & management programme

The attached template helps your practice to build your own process to screen and manage cardiovascular disease. 

Risk Stratification

Risk stratification will help support your practice to better target care and funding to your patients with long term conditions. 

Patient Prompt

Supports patient management through prompting at individual patient level of action to be taken.

Personal health assessment and planning tool

Click here to learn about the new personal health assessment and planning tool. 

Self Management

Self management supports patients to be aware of their own responsibility and opportunities, and help them to remain fit, healthy and independent. 

Quality Standards for Diabetes Care

Access the Ministry of Health's Quality Standards for Diabetes Care toolkit. 


There are a number of tools available to help you manage patients with long term conditions.  Click here to access information about these. 

Health literacy knowledge bank

The health literacy knowledge bank provides guidelines and resources to help health professionals and patients interact effectively with each other.

HealthyPractice - Business support

The Medical Assurance Society New Zealand (MAS) provides web-based business support tailored to general practice.  This service is called HealthyPractice® and is available 24/7.  

Hamilton Children's Team

From 1 September 2015, health professionals in Hamilton city will be able to contact the Vulnerable Children's Hub about children you have concerns about. 

Palliative care regional changes

A revised palliative care project with a new service specification and provider agreement has been developed and will run from 1 November 2013. 

Practice Fees

All resources relating to practice fees including VLCA and non-VLCA practice forms, the GP reasonable fee statement and calculator are listed here.

Rural health

This rural health page contains information about rural practices, the Regional Rural Advisory Group as well as resources and information related to rural health. 

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. 

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