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28 Sep 2018

Child and Youth Health Coordination Service

Waikato DHB has exited the child and youth coordination services (Cay-C) contract, effective 17 December 2018.

27 Sep 2018

CoaguChek test strip calibration issue

Read more about the concern raised about the accuracy of point of care testing for the International Normalised Ratio (INR). 

GPs, Network  
20 Sep 2018

Heath Te Aroha embraces Te Reo Māori

Heath Te Aroha is embracing te reo in a big way. We had a chat with practice manager Dwayne Stewart about this impressive effort.

19 Sep 2018

Primary mental health update for Waikato

Latest news from the primary mental health team in Waikato.

12 Sep 2018

Ensuring general practice services are more accessible to minority groups

Māori workforce development initiative key to ensuring primary health care services are more accessible to minority groups

12 Sep 2018

Evidence based prescribing vs precision medicine

One size doesn't fit all and neither does a single dose. PGx introduces precision based prescribing to your patients assisting in avoiding some of the guess work and complications. 

12 Sep 2018

Do you have a passion for quality and education?

Are you keen to have your voice heard? We are looking for two general practitioners to sit on the Pinnacle quality and education committee.

10 Sep 2018

Our GP Facebook discussion group

A closed access Facebook group for Pinnacle GPs to share ideas and knowledge. 

29 Aug 2018

Chief coroner releases provisional annual suicide figures

A message from Dr Maree McCracken, GP liaison - mental health.

GPs, Network  
21 Aug 2018

Pinnacle quarterly highlights: Apr-Jun 2018

Check out some of the highlights for Pinnacle during April to June 2018.

21 Aug 2018

indici expands into Taranaki

indici is excited to welcome Dr Steve Finnigan's Taranaki practice, along with the Inglewood District Health Trust (district nursing service), onto the platform. 

21 Aug 2018

Mental Health Act section 8b assessments and remuneration

Read about the initiation of the Mental Health Act process here.

GPs, Network  
15 Aug 2018

Bowel Screening update (Lakes)

The proposed "go live" date for bowel cancer screening in the Lakes DHB has been deferred to February 2019. Read more, including key messages for GPs and practices.

9 Aug 2018

Big outcomes for Health Care Home Lakes extended care team patients

The Lakes extended care team help general practice to support high-needs patients. Check out the latest patient outcome stories.

9 Aug 2018

Meningococcal disease is still out there - be aware

The Taranaki medical officer of health has recently notified practices around the region of a cluster of cases of meningococcal disease, a stark reminder this disease is still out there despite an apparent downward trend in incidence. 

GPs, Network  
9 Aug 2018

Three Waikato practices championing the stop smoking cause

With the 2017-2018 results now confirmed, three practices have stood out as leading contributors to the smokefree Aotearoa 2025 challenge. 

8 Aug 2018

Te Rūnanga O Ngāti Pikiao breaking down barriers to cervical smears

Championing Talei Morrison's #SmearYourMea campaign, and in her memory, Te Rūnanga O Ngāti Pikiao health service in Rotorua recently held a free all day Saturday smear clinic. 

6 Aug 2018

Community podiatry Waikato

Pinnacle MHN contract directly with Waikato community podiatrists to provide care for patients with diabetes who have a high-risk foot. Read more.

GPs, Waikato  
2 Aug 2018

Fully funded management, leadership and training Wintec programmes

Read more about fully funded Wintec programmes offered to Pinnacle MHN members.

2 Aug 2018

What we've been reading - August

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

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