Spotlight on General Practice
For over 25 years Pegasus Health has provided services and supports for general practices in Canterbury. Today, with general practice teams still at our core, this range of services has grown substantially for our GP and nurse members, PHO affiliated practices and general practice teams located from Kaikoura through to Ashburton.
How we support Practice Teams
- Advocacy and Collegiality – Pegasus would not exist in its current position without its strong membership base that incorporates both GPs and Practice Nurses. We have a clinically led governance structure that ensures our membership focus remains at the forefront of our activities and its collective voice is represented on a regional, national and international level.
- Clinical Quality, IT and Business Supports – Pegasus provides a range of services to support the smooth running of a general practice. From IT including infrastructure, the Sirius electronic medical record platform and help desk functions, 24 hour medical care for their patients when general practices are not available, and nursing support, through to advice on compliance and services to manage their workforce requirements.
- Patient Wellbeing – Pegasus provides a range of services and support staff to enhance the care provided by their General Practice team. These include services such as immunisation and B4 schools checks through to more specialised supports such as mental health, health promotion and smoking cessation.
- Education and Development – Providing optimal patient care requires a continued focus on learning and development. At Pegasus we are proud of our learning and development programme which incorporates our gold standard small group programme as well as clinical skills training, leadership and competency training, Admin and practice management education and more recently, our GPs as Leaders programme.