Primary healthcare news, information & resources


24 Mar 2020

Code Yellow, Level 3-4 public health alert activation

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.

 
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.

 
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. 


Network  
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.

News  
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.

14 Aug 2019

Pinnacle 30th birthday awards dinner

All Pinnacle practice staff are invited to attend our birthday celebration. 


31 Jul 2019

Success for Support to screening – breast and cervical (Waikato)

Thanks to practice referrals, more than 600 women have been successfully supported to screening/treatment over the last 12 months.

31 Jul 2019

Pinnacle 30th Birthday awards ceremony

Find out what categories are up for grabs and how to make a nomination

30 Jul 2019

Congratulations RNZCGP award winners

College Awards recognise the hard work and dedication of exceptional GPs and community members, among the winners were two of our members and a past member.


News, GPs  
25 Jul 2019

Pinnacle’s response to RNZCGP Foundation Standard draft document

The draft Foundation Standard has been reviewed in detail by Pinnacle's Quality and Education Committee. Read our response.

GPs, Network  
23 Jul 2019

National Health Advisory: Notification of Ebola update

The current Ebola virus outbreak is predominantly affecting two provinces in the Democratic Republic of Congo, North Kivu and Ituri.

News  
19 Jul 2019

Beerescourt Medical's rapid indici transition

In May, Beerescourt Medical Centre's legacy practice management system crashed due to a significant server issue, with no timeframe given for when it would be back up and running. Read more...

 
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