Liza has been a GP for over 15 years, initially in the North of England and now in Gisborne, New Zealand.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic there is now funding available via POAC for the assessment of suspect cases.
Pinnacle has launched two $10k annual scholarships that will be awarded to a nurse and GP with ideas to improve equity or access issues in primary care.
Increasingly there is a
request for pre-departure COVID-19 testing of those returning to their home countries.
Initial response to the Health and Disability System Review: Final Report
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.
Pinnacle CEO Helen Parker blogs on why she's advocating for a system restructure.
A blog by Pinnacle CEO Helen Parker
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.
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.
Insulin initiation and diabetes annual reviews 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.
Virtual health, PMS features and conduction a walk-through information.
Read the latest flu and other vaccination updates here.
How to correctly put on and take off personal protective equipment
The NZ ePrescription Service (NZePS) provides a secure messaging channel for prescribing and dispensing systems to exchange prescription information electronically.
develop and implement business continuity steps for general practice clinics
during L3 and L4 pandemic phases.
We're sharing some of the questions we've had from practices which we think will be useful reading for others.