Primary healthcare news, information & resources


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...

 
5 Jul 2019

Government funding update - Extending access to primary care

As part of Budget 2018 several changes took place from 1 December 2018 to provide people with greater access to primary care services. Find out what this means for your practice.

25 Jun 2019

GP CME 2019 conference highlights

Highlights from this year's conference for Pinnacle members

13 Jun 2019

Significant regulatory changes coming into effect from 1 July 2019

A reminder from the Ministry of Health of three significant changes to regulatory frameworks that will impact the health sector from 1 July 2019.

 
10 Jun 2019

Leadership changes announced for Pinnacle Midlands Health Network

A change of chief executive comes into place for Pinnacle MHN on 1 August.

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.

17 Apr 2019

indici – vision is now reality

Practices within the network - and beyond - are onboarding and indici continues to mature and strengthen. 

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.

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. 

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?



15 Jan 2019

Congratulations to the nurses of the 2018 Pinnacle graduate nurse programme

A celebration was held last week to honour the hard work of the four nurses who completed the Pinnacle graduate nurse programme in 2018.

18 Dec 2018

Dr Barrie Winn signs off

After thirty six years in general practice Barrie Winn will retire at the end of this year. 


News, GPs  
12 Dec 2018

The rise of Māori health professional graduands

Seventy-six Māori students from Otago's health professional degrees graduated last weekend, making it the largest cohort of Māori health professionals to graduate from the University of Otago.

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