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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. 

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.

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. 


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.

How Oto Med is encouraging patient portal uptake

Oto Med has experienced a steady rise in the number of patients accessing their patient portal since beginning their push in September 2018.


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.

Flu and other vaccine update 2019

Read the latest flu and other vaccination updates here.

Cambridge Med’s founder retires

GP Paul Stephens will retire this month, after starting the practice in 1977 alongside Dr Jim and June Fisk. 

National Enrolment Service (NES)

Information about the Ministry of Health's National Enrolment Service (NES).

B4 School Checks (B4SC) updates

View the latest B4SC newsletter and updates here.

Diabetes resource folder now available (Waikato)

'A guide for clinical management in type 2 diabetes' is now available for Waikato general practice. 

indici – vision is now reality

Practices within the network - and beyond - are onboarding and indici continues to mature and strengthen. 

A new era for Pinnacle data and information

We're making some important changes in the way we store and use data to increase security, decrease costs and administration, plus open up new possibilities for understanding the health status and needs of the people in our region.

GP updates Tairāwhiti

Updates from Hauora Tairāwhiti GP liaison Anna Meuli.

Leadership changes announced for Pinnacle Midlands Health Network

A change of chief executive comes into place for Pinnacle MHN on 1 August.

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