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.
The first set of changes to the national immunisation schedule for 2020 come into effect from 1 July 2020.
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.
The St John and Wellington Free Ambulance electronic patient report form (ePRF) system has recently been enhanced to enable ambulance care summaries to be sent to GPs via Healthlink when their patient is seen by ambulance staff and not transported to a medical facility.
From 01 July 2020 the following community radiology providers are able to accept direct referrals from GPs for non-urgent diagnostic ultrasounds.
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.
Developing a thriving general practice, how to apply the principles of strategic business planning and learning from the Health Care Home programme to your business planning, practice management and service development.
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.