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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. 


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

Health literacy knowledge bank

The health literacy knowledge bank provides guidelines and resources to help health professionals and patients interact effectively with each other. 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. 

GMS claiming extension

Information related to the application for eligible health practitioners for extension of GMS claiming.  

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.

One Point Lessons

Click here to access a list of all the One Point Lessons currently on the Pinnacle website. 

Newborn welcome letter

The Immunisation Portfolio Group has developed a "Welcome to our Practice" letter to be sent to the parents of newborns at around four weeks of age. 

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

Unpaid claim queries

Use these forms when querying unpaid claims. Save the form to your computer and type the claims into the form. 

Revised Provider Agreement

Access electronic copies of the updated Provider Agreement and letter to business owners. 

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. 

Alcohol screening and brief intervention

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

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