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New Provider Portal

Information on the new Provider Portal: 8 June 2016

Patients receive faster care, closer to home

Media Release: 16 November 2015

Network enabling safer patient care

Media Release: 16 November 2015


Media Release: 1 October 2015

Compass Health Wellington Office Relocation

2 September 2015

Compass Health Chair to stand down

Media Release: 17 October 2014

Community Council to support community wellbeing

Media Release: 28 July 2014

Hauora Cornerstone Support Programme Launch

Media Release: 24 July 2014

New online health record a big step forward

Media Release: 4 April 2014

Partners with communities for better wellbeing

Media Release: 21 March 2014

Minister of Health launches Social Sector Trial

Media Release: 12 December 2013

Continuing Professional Development Booking System

5 November 2013

Outstanding response to CVRA campaign

Media Release: 5 July 2013

Primary Healthcare Long Term Conditions Symposium

Media Release: 14 May 2013

Campaign to reduce heart attacks and strokes

Media Release: 13 May 2013

Pandemic Preparedness Bolstered

Media Release: 2 May 2013

Patients to Benefit from New Online Health Record

Media Release: 30 April 2013

Compass Health Trust Boards merge

Media Release: 9 October 2012

Compass Health Appoints New CEO

Media Release: 4 October 2012

Compass CEO Takes On Ministry Role

Media Release: 27 June 2012

Dr Matt Handley Presentation

Media Release: 12 March 2012

Dr Richard Tyler, Compass Health Chair to stand down

Dr Richard Tyler
Dr Richard Tyler, Chair Compass Health Board

Media Release: 17 October 2014

Dr Richard Tyler, Chair Compass Health Board, has announced he will retire from the position as Chair and member of the Board at the Annual General Meeting in November 2014.

“It has been a pleasure to serve as Chair of Compass Health, and of many of its predecessor entities, since the inception of WIPA in 1995. Over the past 19 years the organisation has grown from serving six practices with one staff member, to now serving 60 practices and more than 290,000 enrolled patients. Compass Health now employs more than 100 staff and provides a range of primary care focused community health services, such as mental health, podiatry, retinal screening and sexual health services, to name a few.

I am glad to be leaving the organisation in very good shape and well prepared for more challenges ahead. I am particularly pleased to see the emphasis in recent years on service integration, including through the Integrated Care Collaborative. Our recent work leading the Social Sector trial has also been ground-breaking.

My plan after standing down is to continue my roles practising as a GP and as Chair of MAS and IPIF. I am looking forward to having more time with family at the recently acquired holiday home up north and being able to pursue my sporting and recreational interests”.