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Choosing Wisely forum – hold the date!

Choosing Wisely Te Tāhū Hauora Health Quality & Safety Commission
13 November 2019

On Friday 1 May 2020 in Wellington, the fourth Choosing Wisely campaign forum will be held, in partnership with the Health Quality & Safety Commission. The forum will provide an opportunity for health professionals to learn more about how to develop and extend their Choosing Wisely work, and to hear from consumers.

The last Choosing Wisely forum was held in May 2019, with the theme Continuing the conversation. It was attended by about 130 people.

An evaluation of the 2019 forum found that potential practice changes included:

  • further investigating Choosing Wisely within a region
  • always ensuring the four questions were asked and answered
  • initiating a planning group to investigate how to influence Choosing Wisely within an organisation
  • encouraging nurses and doctors to bring patients’ needs and requests to the table
  • focusing on communication, equity and evaluation
  • consideration of development of guidelines and collaboration.

Don’t miss the May 2020 forum – keen an eye on the event page for further details coming soon: Choosing Wisely forum.