Latest Taranaki clinical updates
Taranaki | Clinical | 06/06/2024

Read the latest clinical updates for Taranaki about the new BPAC toolboxes to support mental health referrals.

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Latest clinical leaders hui notes
Lakes | Taranaki | Waikato | Tairāwhiti | Clinical | 06/06/2024

The primary care clinical leader's forum meets every two weeks for an hour and is an opportunity for clinical leaders across the system to get together to collaborate, co-operate and reduce duplication of work.

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Eligibility for subsidised iron infusions
Lakes | Taranaki | Waikato | Tairāwhiti | Clinical | Management | 06/06/2024

A message from Dr Jo Scott-Jones, Pinnacle medical director regarding the eligibility criteria for subsidised iron infusions.

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Guide for general practices employing a paramedic or extended care paramedic
Lakes | Taranaki | Waikato | Tairāwhiti | Clinical | Management | 06/06/2024

Collaborative Aotearoa has created a resource to support general practices when employing a paramedic or extended care paramedic (ECP) into their practice. This resource will likely evolve as the scope of practice becomes more established and recognised. Practices may value this resource as a starting point for exploring the addition of an ECP to their team.

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Pertussis (whooping cough) awareness
Lakes | Taranaki | Waikato | Tairāwhiti | Clinical | Management | 05/06/2024

There has been a significant increase in pertussis cases across the motu since the beginning of May. Te Whatu Ora is asking healthcare professionals to be on alert.

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Waikato Medical Research Foundation grant applications available
Waikato | Clinical | Management | 23/05/2024

The Waikato Medical Research Foundation exists to support and encourage research within the Waikato region and to assist in the publication of the results of this research. The Foundation awards grants that contribute to the overall costs of the research project but do not fund overheads nor profit. Grant applications of up to $50,000 are welcomed.

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Third New Zealand Resident Doctors’ Association (NZRDA) strike
Lakes | Taranaki | Waikato | Tairāwhiti | Clinical | Management | 22/05/2024

Te Whatu Ora has received notice of a 49-hour strike from 7am Thursday 30 May until 8am Saturday 1 June.

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Privacy Week 2024
Lakes | Taranaki | Waikato | Tairāwhiti | Clinical | Management | 09/05/2024

Next week is Privacy Week and the Privacy Commissioner is running a programme of free hour-long events, which will be recorded and added to their YouTube channel.

Some of these topics will be of particular interest to Pinnacle, a few examples include: Māori data sovereignty is too hard, A hacker’s view of data breaches, Busting myths around privacy and cyber security, What’s missing from the conversation on AI, and others.

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Te Whatu Ora update: Outbreak of dengue fever in Samoa
Lakes | Taranaki | Waikato | Tairāwhiti | Clinical | 08/05/2024

There is currently a significant outbreak of dengue fever in Samoa. Please remain vigilant for recent travellers who may present with symptoms.

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Te Whatu Ora nursing graduate programme
Waikato | Clinical | Management | 08/05/2024

Have you thought about employing a newly graduated registered nurse? Te Whatu Ora Waikato nurse entry to practice (NETP) programmes are a supported transition to the role of registered nurse. New graduate nurses are selected from Aotearoa New Zealand training centres through the ACE recruitment programme. If you are interested in recruiting a new graduate registered nurse from the September 2024 intake, or would like more information, please contact the Pinnacle nurse leads by 7 June.

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