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.
Highlights from this year's conference for Pinnacle members
A reminder from the Ministry of Health of three significant changes to regulatory frameworks that will impact the health sector from 1 July 2019.
A change of chief executive comes into place for Pinnacle MHN on 1 August.
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.
Practices within the network - and beyond - are onboarding and indici continues to mature and strengthen.
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.
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.
There are currently significant measles outbreaks overseas,
including in the Philippines and some European countries. Read more.
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?
A celebration was held last week to honour the hard work of the four nurses
who completed the Pinnacle graduate nurse programme in 2018.
After thirty six years in general practice Barrie Winn will retire at the end of this year.
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
This month He Hauora
Oriori, Pinnacle MHN's trial mobile health clinic, completed health checks for
more than 40 shearers and shed hands...
Supporting sustainable general practice to deliver high quality care is at the heart of what we do. If this is something you are passionate about too, read on.
Venture's ACC high tech imaging (HTI) direct access for general practice project is continuing to progress across the Midland region. Read more...
A reminder meningococcal disease should
still be on your differential diagnosis list, and along with classical symptoms, this particular bug can cause GI problems, pneumonia, septic arthritis,
endocarditis, and epi/supraglottitis.
In New Zealand, around one in six Kiwi's suffer with a respiratory disease. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) affects hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders, and respiratory disease is the third leading cause of deaths in New Zealand - yet many have never heard of it.
Pinnacle MHN manages the regional Primary Options Acute Care (POAC) programme across the Waikato region for the whole population, regardless of PHO. This funding allows primary care to provide safe, acute care within the community to reduce demand on hospital services.
Lakes DHB will be joining the Midland regional
Radiology platform on Tuesday 6 November 2018. Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Tairāwhiti DHBs
already use the platform.