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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.

Farewell to Robyn Taylor

Three generations of folk in Ngatea were sad to see the familiar face of Robyn Taylor retire from Hauraki Plains Medical Centre in mid-January, after 34 years with the practice.


Hepatitis C support (Tairāwhiti)

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


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.

Hepatitis C treatment Maviret is now funded

PHARMAC is now funding the new hepatitis C treatment, Maviret, a potential cure for people with chronic hepatitis C infection regardless of the type or genotype. 

GP updates Tairāwhiti

Updates from Hauora Tairāwhiti GP liaison Anna Meuli.

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?



National Health Advisory: Notification of measles outbreaks overseas

There are currently significant measles outbreaks overseas, including in the Philippines and some European countries. Read more.

B4 School Checks (B4SC) updates

View the latest B4SC newsletter and updates here.

Are you and your staff immunised for MMR?

The Ministry of Health is reminding all healthcare professionals and those working in health care facilities, born on 1 January 1969 or later, to ensure they are protected against measles. 


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