Interesting articles, clinical stories and learnings related to the primary health care sector we've found this month.
Annually, thousands of youth struggle to access health care services. Hear about the team of 11 registered nurses and 19 general practitioners (GPs) ready and waiting to fight the access impasse.
A small afternoon tea celebration was held on Monday 19 February to honour the hard work of the five nurses who completed the new entry to practice (NETP) nursing programme in 2017.
Half a century to-the-year after qualifying as a
registered nurse, Lyn Durno of Pinnacle MHN practice Lake Surgery in Taupo is
this week hanging up her trusty stethoscope to step into retirement.
Important information introducing the Substance Addiction (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Act - SA(CAT) - 2017, discussing the difference between this Act and the Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Act - ADA - 1966, detailing the people involved in implementing it with their roles, and highlighting the sections relevant for GPs.
more than 45 years, Dr Tony Townsend is hanging up his stethoscope. Read his
story written by Coastal News.
addition of the Zostavax vaccine to the adult schedule has prompted discussion
about how best to manage this process well and safely. Read more.
Tim Coulter will be missed by many when he retires from Taupo Health at the end
Pinnacle MHN chief executive David Oldershaw writes about the latest in the Government policy negotiations.
It is April Falls Awareness month and Taranaki is helping promote the 'Live Stronger for Longer' national campaign to the public.
The NCSP has been
progressing proposed legislation changes to section Part 4A of the Health Act
1956 which governs the NCSP - the Health (National Cervical Screening
Programme) Amendment Bill. Read more.
Otorohanga Medical Centre nurses are on a mission to find out why local women are declining to have regular cervical smear tests.
both the flu and Zostavax (shingles) vaccines, a Hamilton initiative is
reaching a high risk, vulnerable population who may otherwise have been missed.
We meet with the Waikato DHB ICCT on a monthly basis to review the transition of care of long term community mental health clients to primary care.
Last month's Taranaki 'Live Stronger for Longer' expo was a joint collaboration between ACC, Pinnacle Midlands Health Network, Sport Taranaki and New Plymouth Injury Safe.
The Midlands Regional Health Network Charitable Trust Board is made up of nine members: four clinical representatives, two Maori partner representatives, two community representatives and an independent professional chair. As per the trust deed requirements, the trust board is inviting interest from the public to fill two community representative positions.
Pinnacle MHN medical director Jo Scott-Jones shares a day in the life as a GP to celebrate World Family Doctor day on 19 May.
Two important announcements from Frank Cullen, Pinnacle Incorporated chairman
We invited video journalist Hunter Calder to spend some time with quit coach Cassino Smith to find out how our Once and For All programme is helping to get people smokefree.