Primary healthcare news, information & resources

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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. 

Heart and diabetes check campaign

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

Risk Stratification

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

Self Management

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


All primary health organisations and their practices must comply with the PHO Enrolment Requirements when enrolling patients.  Resources are attached. Practice Portal

The patient website includes a portal for your practice to promote your services to patients. We have provided information on how you can get the most out of this FREE service.

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.

Prescription subsidy card - Information for patients

The Ministry of Health has created a poster and information sheet for patients about the prescription subsidy card scheme.

Pandemic Planning

For regional and national pandemic resources visit the Ministry of Health website.  The link to more information is provided in this article.

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. 

Reporting Requirements

The Schedule of Age Sex Register Maintenance and Reporting Requirements have been developed to support practices to meet reporting requirements. 

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. 

Electronic enrolment onto Breast Screening Aotearoa Programme

Taranaki practices using MedTech32 can now electronically enrol women on the Breast Screening Aotearoa (BSA) Programme.

Cremation of stillborn children

A message from the Ministry of Health regarding the cremation of stillborn children.

Heart and diabetes toolkit

Access the Ministry of Health's general practice toolkit for more heart and diabetes checks and better help for smokers to quit. 

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