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8 Apr 2020

Flu and other vaccine update 2020

Read the latest flu and other vaccination updates here.

8 Apr 2020

Usage and disposal of PPE

How to correctly put on and take off personal protective equipment

 
2 Apr 2020

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

Information and updates about COVID-19. 

1 Apr 2020

New Zealand ePrescription service - information for general practices

The NZ ePrescription Service (NZePS) provides a secure messaging channel for prescribing and dispensing systems to exchange prescription information electronically. 

29 Mar 2020

COVID-19 - Separating the well from the unwell

Virtual health, PMS features and conduction a walk-through information.

 
24 Mar 2020

POAC for the assessment of suspect COVID-19 cases

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic there is now funding available via POAC for the assessment of suspect cases.

 
24 Mar 2020

General practice pandemic plan checklist

Identify, develop and implement business continuity steps for general practice clinics during L3 and L4 pandemic phases.


 
19 Mar 2020

COVID-19 - questions from practices

We're sharing some of the questions we've had from practices which we think will be useful reading for others.

 
10 Mar 2020

Virtual health for COVID-19

Dr Jo Scott-Jones shares some tips and tricks to help you get started with virtual health services, which could help with working during COVID-19 in a range of ways.

 
26 Feb 2020

Measles - update and resources

The Ministry of Health has stepped down its emergency response to the 2019 outbreak but will continue to monitor the situation closely.

25 Feb 2020

Electioneering for general practice

MHN CEO Helen Parker blogs about how we're ensuring the advocacy voice for primary care is loud and on point.

 
22 Jan 2020

2020: the year of the nurse and the midwife

2020 has been designated as the year of the nurse and the midwife by the World Health Organization, and Pinnacle is very keen to support this. 

21 Jan 2020

Web-based alcohol risk communication tool pilot

The University of Auckland is conducting research to establish the acceptability and feasibility of using a web-based Alcohol Risk Communication Tool in General Practice settings. 

23 Oct 2019

Vaccine storage

The  Ministry of Health guidelines for vaccine storage and distribution help ensure vaccines are stored correctly to maximise their effectiveness.

21 Oct 2019

Prioritising Māori governance representation in the cancer sector

The 2019 World Indigenous Cancer Conference was held in Calgary, Canada last month. It was attended and presented at by Rawiri Blundell, Māori health manager. 


Network  
3 Oct 2019

Tane Takitu Ake ki Taupō

Tane Takitu Ake ki Taupō (Men standing strong in Taupō) is a kaupapa Māori six-week program with a focus on Māori men 's health.

18 Sep 2019

eReferral update for Orthopaedics (Waikato)

New pathway for orthopaedic referrals in the Waikato.

Waikato  
16 Sep 2019

Cervical screening update 2019

Read the latest cervical screening updates here.

12 Sep 2019

Trust endorses Hayden Wano's new appointment

The Midlands Regional Health Network Charitable Trust Board wish to congratulate Hayden for his appointment as Chair of the Initial Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission

12 Sep 2019

Health system interim report - Our response

The broader Pinnacle Group sees the Health and Disability System Review - Interim Report as effectively highlighting many of the key challenges and opportunities the NZ health sector is facing.

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