On 1 October 2023 Pinnacle CE Justin Butcher joined Pinnacle colleagues, kaumātua, and board and Māori governance rōpū members, in Rōtorua to officially gift one of our practices, Ōwhata Medical Centre, to Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Pikiao. Read Justin's thoughts on this partnership here.
From 1 July 2024, Pinnacle is changing the focus of the quality plan to support capacity and capability building in general practice. There will also be a change to how quality plan funds are allocated. This funding is not attached to targets, and will enable you to build capacity.
Katoa, a new customised app, will make it easier for Pinnacle staff and the Midlands Health Network to learn and use Māori language, culture and customs in their day-to-day work. Katoa aims to support Pinnacle’s efforts to build a culturally aware health workforce across the network.
Ngā mihi, congratulations to Dr Jo, from all of us here at Pinnacle, on receiving a Distinguished Fellowship from The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) | Te Whare Tohu Rata o Aotearoa.
World Family Doctor Day, on Friday 19 May, is an occasion to highlight the vital role and contribution of family doctors and primary care teams in healthcare systems worldwide. We hope you enjoy this quick video message from our medical director, Dr Jo Scott-Jones.
Since 2009 when we held the last full Pinnacle workforce survey, the primary care landscape has changed considerably. Now more than ever, your responses will help us better understand the complexities faced in primary care today, and how our services can best meet the people we serve into the future.
Pinnacle has sent an open letter to Paul Goulter and the New Zealand Nurses Organisation requesting stronger representation of primary care nurses working in general practice in Te Whatu Ora multi-employer collective agreement (MECA) bargaining negotiations.