11 Jan 2012 | Programme

Commission hosts workshops

The Health Quality & Safety Commission is hosting workshops this week on consumer engagement and reducing costs through quality improvement.

Lynne Maher, Director for Innovation and Design at the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement in the UK, is in New Zealand to share her experience in improving consumer participation in health.

She will present workshops in Auckland on 16 May and Wellington on 17 May for teams of clinicians, health providers and consumer representatives with a project they would like to develop.

Two other presenters from the NHS will address a seminar and workshop in Wellington on 17 and 18 May.

Jim Easton is the NHS National Director for Improvement and Efficiency, and Helen Bevan is Chief of Service Transformation at the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement.

They will talk about the role of quality improvement and innovation in reducing health costs and transforming services.