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Pinnacle Executive Member profile – Dr Peter Battersby

Taupo Medical Centre GP and owner Peter Battersby recently joined the Pinnacle Executive Committee, promising to provide a strong voice for local general practices.

Contraception grant for beneficiaries

A special needs grant is being introduced to help women on benefits obtain or remove long-acting reversible contraception. 

Video: Introducing xcrania™

Watch this video to find out how xcrania™ can improve your practice.

Diabetes Review Report

This research aims to improve patient retention in the DAR programme and improve practice performance in meeting national health targets. 

B4 School Check Pilot Report 2014

The B4 School Check (B4SC) pilot was set up after feedback from the Ministry of Health that certain groups were not engaging in the B4SC programme.

Tokoroa Clinical Pharmacists Service Report

This report provides a snapshot of the clinical pharmacist service in the six months following the move of the GP practices to the Tokoroa Hospital site.


Workforce Trends 2009

This summary report from the 2009 workforce census covers general practitioners, practice nurses, and practice managers and administrators.

Special Quality Newsletter

This special edition newsletter showcases some of the many quality achievements and learnings from across the network. 

Health Care Home

Implementation of Pinnacle's Health Care Home began in 2011 at three practices in Hamilton.  Find out about our learnings so far.

Alex gives an insight into managing diabetes

Hamilton patient Alex is an ex-practice nurse, a full time professional worker in her 50s, fit and has Type II diabetes. 

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.

Opioid medication in palliative care

This online education course is designed to support GPs' training needs in the area of opioid medications for treatment of pain and other symptoms in palliative care patients. 

Primary mental health

Midlands Health Network's primary mental health service makes it easier for general practice to support patients with mild to moderate mental health issues.

Child and Youth Health Coordination Service

Waikato DHB has exited the child and youth coordination services (Cay-C) contract, effective 17 December 2018.

Primary options acute care

Primary options acute care gives practices access to a range of funded community, diagnostic, therapeutic treatment and logistical services to help treat acute patients.