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Expressions of interest: GP Liaison (Waikato)

Supporting sustainable general practice to deliver high quality care is at the heart of what we do. If this is something you are passionate about too, read on. 


Pinnacle Incorporated AGM 2018

Read the notice of Pinnacle Incorporated's Annual General Meeting for 2018.

Dr Barrie Winn signs off

After thirty six years in general practice Barrie Winn will retire at the end of this year. 


What we've been reading - December

Interesting articles, pod casts, clinical stories and learnings related to the primary health care sector our GP liaison team has found this month.

Psychiatrist in primary care service (Waikato)

This service provides Waikato GPs with practice visits, telephone advice and other support for managing mental health conditions in general practice, and to give assistance with comprehensive patient assessments and management. 

Hepatitis C support (Tairāwhiti)

A public campaign to eradicate hepatitis C in Tairāwhiti. Read more. 


What we've been reading - January

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

Guidance for medicinal practitioners on the statutory defence and exemption provisions and products containing cannabidiol (CBD)

Commentary from Dr Jo Scott-Jones, Pinnacle MHN medical director and related Ministry of Health information links.

COPD support: Hamilton pilot

This service, currently piloted in Hamilton, is designed to support general practice in the management of their patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Our immunisation rates: together what can we do?

I know this is a daily concern for Pinnacle members, and that it is not a new problem. We're keen to ideas from practice staff - what more can Pinnacle do to support immunisation rates?



Measles - update and resources

As cases of measles continue to spread nationwide here are some helpful resources and answers to questions you may be facing in your practice.

CVRAs for Māori men aged 35-44 years

The achievement rates for cardiovascular risk assessments across our network have always been well in excess of 90 per cent and are something practices should be very proud of. 

Young people and online safety

There's lately been a lot of media coverage about young people's safety online. Mental health, non-suicidal self-harm, and suicide themes on social media continue to be an issue both youth and adults face daily. 

Primary options

Primary options gives practices access to a range of funded community, diagnostic, therapeutic treatment and logistical services to help treat acute patients.  

Pharmacogenomics goes live: training and pilot project launches

Learn about the Ventures PGx programme, the training you'll need to get started and our work with Callaghan Innovation to mainstream the use of PGx in the New Zealand health sector. 

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.

What we've been reading - March

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

Using tech to help patients take their health into their own hands

Listen to John Macaskill-Smith, CEO of Ventures, speak about using business to change health, introducing pharmacogenomics, and how you can find out more about how your body is likely to react to drugs on Business is Boring, a podcast series by The Spinoff in association with Callaghan Innovation.

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