Primary healthcare news, information & resources

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. 

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.

6 Mar 2020

Overview of the alcohol status prompt

On Wednesday 11 March 2020 the 'alcohol status'  prompt will be available for all BPAC prompt users. This will allow consistency of recording, and is a response to practice requests. 

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. 

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. 

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.

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.

11 Sep 2019

Extra strength enhancing the care team at Tokoroa Medical Centre

Extra faces are set to join the extended primary care team at Tokoroa Medical Centre from next week.

2 Sep 2019

Crisis? What crisis?

Remember when everyone thought the Chernobyl disaster would never happen? Medical director Jo Scott Jones shares his thoughts on the workforce crisis.

23 Aug 2019

Is it really just a Game of Thrones?

Dr Hayley Scott of Health Te Aroha shares her Game of Thrones analogy for general practice in New Zealand

15 Aug 2019

HiNZ: What's on at digital health week?

Pinnacle, alongside Amazon Web Services and our N4 partners (Tū Ora Compass Health ,Pegasus Health and ProCare Health), are leading primary care initiatives.

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