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Multidisciplinary teams

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

Personal health assessment and planning tool

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

Diabetes information and Primary Options/insulin

As-of late November 2016, all Pinnacle MHN practices are now able to claim via Primary Options (PO) for insulin initiation. Refer to notice about extra support available.


Heart and diabetes check campaign

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

National Child Health Information Platform

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

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.

Map of Medicine

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

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. 

Tools

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.

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. 

Alcohol screening and brief intervention

The following resources will help your practice better prepare for alcohol screening and providing brief intervention to patients. 

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. 

B4 School Check Resources

Refer to resources for the B4 School Check, a nationwide programme offering a free health and development check for four year olds. 

Heartland Health

Heartland Health is a rural update for Pinnacle practices across New Zealand's largest rural network. 

Child abuse and family violence

The following resources will help you increase your understanding about child protection and family violence, and better prepare you to support your patients. 

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