Study leads to better patient relationship and more effective processes

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Dr Nigel Tapper and his team at Medical Corner Doctors in Rangiora have used a recent patient study and shared care plans to provide more flexible care and optimise appointment time. Medical Corner Doctors is one Pegasus Health affiliated practice that uses Hikitia programme principles to improve patient care and business effectiveness. The principles include

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Support to migrate to new Practice Management System

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Pegasus Health’s IT team is offering a range of services to help general practices migrate to the new indici Practice Management System (PMS). The team can also help with those doing an upgrade from Medtech32 to the company’s new version of the PMS, Medtech Evolution. Pegasus Business Operations Manager Alistair Hill says they have received

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Scholarship leads to positive force in Māori health sector

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Kaimana (Ngāpuhi, Te Rarawa) is currently completing her third-year nursing studies at Ara Institute of Canterbury in Ōtautahi Christchurch and says receiving a Pegasus Health Workforce Development Scholarship has made a massive difference to her life. “I was a school drop-out at aged 16 and a young mother at 18,” says Kaimana. “I remember learning

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Orientation Day for New Practice Managers

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The Pegasus Practice Relationship Team was privileged to host an orientation day for new member practice managers on Wednesday 30 June at Pegasus House. The day covered a variety of topics to support practice managers in the day-today running of a busy general practice, including human resources, equity, funding and claiming, enrolment and eligibility, quality,

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Multi-agency approach to suicide postvention

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Pegasus Health’s suicide prevention team is part of a multi-agency postvention working group aimed at supporting people and communities who may be affected following a death, or deaths, by suspected suicide. Postvention refers to a wide range of activities which occur immediately following a death by suspected suicide. This is with the understanding that such

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Bringing Inclusion to Health Services

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In 2014 Arshi Nadeem left India to come to Aotearoa New Zealand to further her nursing career and “explore and see different worlds”. She already had six and a half years of study behind her with a Bachelor of Science and Diploma of Nursing and was working in her home in Delhi as a School

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Health Partnership supports patients from ED to GP

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A collaboration between Pegasus Health Partnership Community Workers (PCWs) and the Christchurch Hospital Emergency Department (ED) has helped hundreds of people over the past five years to access primary care services and other health-related support. Patients presenting at ED with nonurgent conditions who are not enrolled with a GP are referred by hospital staff to

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Q&A with Pegasus Community Liaison Access Manager, Melissa McCreanor

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What is the Partnership Community Worker (PCW) service? PCWs were established in 2006 and are part of a health navigation service that supports people who are not enrolled with a general practice, or who are enrolled but experiencing barriers that prevent them from having their health needs met. What sort of help do they provide?

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Refugee Health Service Supports New Arrivals

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World Refugee Day was recently held on 20 June – an international day organised every year by the United Nations to celebrate and honour refugees from around the world. At Pegasus, we work closely with former refugee community leaders and community groups, Red Cross, Christchurch Refugee Resettlement Services, Purapura Whetu in Christchurch and Safer Mid

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