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$1.6million study to validate new diabetes prevention programme

The New Zealand Health Research Council (NZHRC) has injected $1.6 million into a research project to study an innovative self-management programme for people with pre-diabetes and diabetes. 

Better information sharing leads to healthier kids

Fewer children are missing critical health checks thanks to an innovative online tool and coordination service from Pinnacle Midland Health Network.

Māori health workforce pilot programme launches

The first primary Māori health workforce care assistant pilot programme, run by Pinnacle Midlands Health Network, Waikato DHB Māori health unit Te Puna Oranga and Wintec, commenced this month at Wintec in Hamilton. 

New Glenview Medical Centre site blessed

Pinnacle MHN congratulates Glenview Medical Centre on its recent "Blessing of the Whenua" ceremony 

Pinnacle Incorporated AGM 2016

The next Pinnacle Incorporated Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held 7.30pm on Thursday, 24 November at the Pinnacle Midlands Health Network Hamilton office.  

Sexual health in Waikato gets international exposure

Sexual health in Hamilton is getting international attention, but this time for all the right reasons.

The end of a 50 year nursing career

Hamilton East Medical Centre nurse Carolyn Irving hung up her nursing uniform in January 2016, 50 years after first putting it on.  

Collaborative approach leads to fewer hospital stays for Tairāwhiti kids

Health providers in the Tairāwhiti-Gisborne district have worked together to reduce the rate of avoidable hospital admissions among the district's most vulnerable babies and young children.

Pinnacle Incorporated announces change in organisational structure

Pinnacle Incorporated chair Dr Frank Cullen has today announced that from 1 July the primary health organisation (PHO) will more clearly separate out its standalone innovation activities via its existing not-for-profit company.

Kihikihi Community Health Hub open - offering access to all

A new health hub is now open in Kihikihi, dedicated to the health and wellbeing of the community.

Get ready - flu season is just around the corner

Even the fittest and healthiest of us can get influenza and should be vaccinated against the flu.

New chronic kidney disease support tool going live in Tairawhiti

A software-based decision support tool for general practice has been developed for Tairawhiti to assist with managing chronic kidney disease.

Quit smoking now to give your baby the best start in life

If you're pregnant and you want to quit smoking, it's really important you stop to protect your baby. Pinnacle's stop smoking programme gives you the support and guidance you need to quit for good. And you could receive up to $300 in reward vouchers.

Important notice for practices: Changes to GP2GP charges

A negotiation process between PHOs and GP2GP service provider Patients First has resulted in a favourable outcome for the primary care sector. 

Pinnacle improves practice data collection practices

Pinnacle MHN is implementing a new data collection software to improve the way it captures data and reports back to practices.

Quarterly Report - Q4 - (Apr - Jun) 2017

Download the Pinnacle Midlands Health Network Quarterly Report for Quarter 4 (April-June 2017). 

Celebrating Foundation Standard and Cornerstone success

The end of quarter four marked the deadline for practices to achieve Foundation Standard or Cornerstone, and Pinnacle MHN is celebrating our practices' success.

Spotlight on immunisation: vaccinating kaumātua

This quarter, Pinnacle MHN worked with Te Puna Oranga (Waikato DHB's Māori Health service), Redicare Family Practice, and Rauawaawa kaumātua Charitable Trust, to vaccinate kaumātua in Hamilton.

Alternatives to face to face care: by the numbers this quarter

The Health Care Home (HCH) programme has been reflecting on the alternatives to face to face care offered to patients this quarter.

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