Health Care Home Blog

July
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July

Pen Blackmore, Clinical Manager reflects on the first year of developing the Health Care Home extended care model.   Last year, working with Lakes District Health Board we agreed a new approach...

April
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April

With apologies to Monty Python, Duncan Burns, GP describes their Medical Centre Assistant role The interior of Avon Medical Centre. A darkened room with a very conspiratorial atmosphere. Meeting of...

March
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March

April McFarland talks about capturing patient experience in general practice: If you don’t ask you don’t care? Engaging in a meaningful way with patients as to how services could be improved...

February
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February

Great news – but with a health warning!  Dr Hayley Scott, GP Owner, Health Te Aroha, shares personal reflections of implementing the Health Care Home within the practice. We started our HCH journey...

January
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January

Dr Jo Scott-Jones, Pinnacle’s Medical Director, discusses proactive care In a recent BMJ article, Richard Smith highlighted the gap that exists for “high need, high cost” patients between what they...