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28 May 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. 

27 May 2020

Designing a system to improve health and wellbeing of all New Zealanders

Pinnacle CEO Helen Parker blogs on why she's advocating for a system restructure.

15 May 2020

Health Budget 2020: Triumph of hope over experience?

 A blog by Pinnacle CEO Helen Parker

13 May 2020

COVID-19 primary mental health supports

The psychosocial concerns experienced during 2020 will be influenced by the impact of COVID-19. There will be social and financial issues - relationships strained, job losses. There are a range of things available that may help.

30 Apr 2020

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

Information and updates about COVID-19. 

30 Apr 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.

28 Apr 2020

Virtual insulin initiation during COVID-19

Insulin initiation and diabetes annual reviews during COVID-19

28 Apr 2020

Update on antidepressants during COVID-19

Fluoxetine and Sertraline access challenges, depleting stocks of Nardil (Phenelzine tablets), and antidepressants in pregnancy are all covered in this update from Dr Andrew Darby, primary care psychiatrist.

22 Apr 2020

COVID-19 - Separating the well from the unwell

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

22 Apr 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.

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

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. 

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.

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.

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. 

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