Practice Plus is a virtual telehealth services established by Tū Ora Compass and Pinnacle specifically designed to complement rather than to compete with your own practice.
General practice teams provide services through telehealth, which includes both telephone and video consults. Having telehealth options available to people has better enabled practices to move through varying COVID-19 Alert Levels throughout the year and will be a permanent feature of how health care is provided in the future.
Practice Plus is designed to boost your general practice virtual care services by being available after hours. Practice Plus will initially operate from 5pm-10pm on weekdays, and 8am-8pm in the weekends and on public holidays.
A critical aspect of the service is that it is specifically designed to complement rather than to compete with GP services in local primary care networks. Practice Plus will have soft touch branding enabling it to be presented simply as a service offered by your practice.
The service will include a shared online platform, in which the infrastructure, technology and workforce will be provided as part of the service. Partnership across the medical community, pharmacies, laboratories and other health providers helps Practice Plus to provide comprehensive medical care afterhours.
There is no cost to your practice to come on board, and you can opt into the service without providing any GP or nurse resource.
Practice Plus is scheduled to go live in December 2021.
If you are ready to come onboard please complete this online form to begin the process.