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6 Jun 2019

Requesting an ambulance response from St John: update

Find updated information for general practice to refer to when requesting an ambulance response from St John. 

4 Jun 2019

2018 Midlands Regional Health Network Charitable Trust Annual Report

Download the 2018 annual report.

15 May 2019

A new era for Pinnacle data and information

We're making some important changes in the way we store and use data to increase security, decrease costs and administration, plus open up new possibilities for understanding the health status and needs of the people in our region.

7 May 2019

What we've been reading - May

Interesting articles, podcasts, clinical stories and learnings related to the primary healthcare sector our GP liaison team has found this month.

GPs, Network  
11 Apr 2019

Pinnacle quarterly highlights: April 2019

Learn about what's on top for your board, our upcoming rural symposium, a new model for primary mental health in Lakes and our 30th birthday!!!

GPs, Network  
9 Apr 2019

Falls prevention services

Injury prevention programmes are offered in Waikato, Taranaki and Tairāwhiti.

8 Apr 2019

Cambridge Med’s founder retires

GP Paul Stephens will retire this month, after starting the practice in 1977 alongside Dr Jim and June Fisk. 

27 Mar 2019

What we've been reading - March

Interesting articles, podcasts, clinical stories and learnings related to the primary healthcare sector our GP liaison team has found this month.

GPs, Network  
26 Mar 2019

Using tech to help patients take their health into their own hands

Listen to John Macaskill-Smith, CEO of Ventures, speak about using business to change health, introducing pharmacogenomics, and how you can find out more about how your body is likely to react to drugs on Business is Boring, a podcast series by The Spinoff in association with Callaghan Innovation.

22 Mar 2019

How Oto Med is encouraging patient portal uptake

Oto Med has experienced a steady rise in the number of patients accessing their patient portal since beginning their push in September 2018.

21 Mar 2019

Pharmacogenomics goes live: training and pilot project launches

Learn about the Ventures PGx programme, the training you'll need to get started and our work with Callaghan Innovation to mainstream the use of PGx in the New Zealand health sector. 

12 Mar 2019

Are you and your staff immunised for MMR?

The Ministry of Health is reminding all healthcare professionals and those working in health care facilities, born on 1 January 1969 or later, to ensure they are protected against measles. 

11 Mar 2019

Carolyn Holmes retires from general practice

After more than 30 years, Dr Carolyn Holmes retires from Hamilton East Medical Centre.

11 Mar 2019

Mike Tombleson retires from Lake Surgery

After more than 28 years, GP Mike Tombleson has retired from Lake Surgery.

6 Mar 2019

Young people and online safety

There's lately been a lot of media coverage about young people's safety online. Mental health, non-suicidal self-harm, and suicide themes on social media continue to be an issue both youth and adults face daily. 

5 Mar 2019

New n3 supplier: Safe365

As a Pinnacle practice your staff can access n3 discount vouchers for personal use from some of New Zealand's leading retailers.

28 Feb 2019

National Health Advisory: Notification of measles outbreaks overseas

There are currently significant measles outbreaks overseas, including in the Philippines and some European countries. Read more.

19 Feb 2019

Our immunisation rates: together what can we do?

I know this is a daily concern for Pinnacle members, and that it is not a new problem. We're keen to ideas from practice staff - what more can Pinnacle do to support immunisation rates?

13 Feb 2019

What we've been reading - February

Interesting articles, podcasts, clinical stories, and learnings related to the primary healthcare sector our GP liasion team has found this month.

5 Feb 2019

Hepatitis C treatment Maviret is now funded

PHARMAC is now funding the new hepatitis C treatment, Maviret, a potential cure for people with chronic hepatitis C infection regardless of the type or genotype. 

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