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Big turnout for Maximising physical health project ‘setting the scene’ meeting

Mental health & addiction quality improvement
03 October 2022

There was a strong turnout for an online scene-setting meeting kicking off a project aimed at monitoring consumers on antipsychotic medication treatment (clozapine and long-acting intramuscular injections) to reduce risk of poor cardiovascular health.  

The 14 September Maximising physical health | Te whakanui ake i te hauora ā-tinana  project meeting brought together more than 136 participants from around the country in response to a call to district chief executives, mental health and addiction (MHA) clinical directors, directors of nursing, directors of allied health and general managers, the MHA quality improvement network and others, from Commission Chief Executive Dr Janice Wilson to support the project.

With several project teams now in place around the country, the meeting aimed to move the project into its next phase. This included encouraging project team members to complete a Co-design in health: an introduction e-learning module ahead of face-to-face co-design workshops in Wellington and Auckland.

Dates and venues for the workshops have been confirmed as:

  • Tuesday 18 October: Wellington – Rydges Wellington Airport
  • Thursday 20 October:  Auckland – Ellerslie Event Centre.

For those unable to attend in person, an online workshop will take place on Wednesday 2 November from 12.30pm to 3.30pm.  

Registration and draft agenda details will be sent out shortly. 

A set of slides from the online meeting is available on the Commission website.