Commission hosts workshops

15 May 2012

The Health Quality & Safety Commission recently hosted workshops on consumer engagement and reducing costs through quality improvement.

Lynne Maher

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

She presented 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 addressed 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 talked about the role of quality improvement and innovation in reducing health costs and transforming services.

Photographs from the Wellington workshop:

Left to right, Chief Executive Dr Janice Wilson, presenter Helen Bevan, Commission Chair Professor Alan Merry, and presenter Jim Easton.  

Attendees at a workshop on reducing costs through quality improvement.

Last updated 23/05/2012