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Update on shared quality and safety clinical governance framework

Te Tāhū Hauora Health Quality & Safety Commission
02 August 2023

The following is an update on the development of a framework for shared quality and safety clinical governance, in accordance with the Pae Ora (Healthy Futures) Act 2022 (the Pae Ora Act).

The intention of the framework is to build on our previous clinical governance guidance and emphasise the importance of robust clinical governance to clarify roles and responsibilities and foster a culture of shared learning.

Te Tāhū Hauora Health Quality & Safety Commission (Te Tāhū Hauora) collaborated with Synergia over 2022 and early 2023 in the initial development of the framework and consultation with the health sector.

Te Tāhū Hauora is now developing the draft framework further, to align it with the changes seen in the health sector over the past 12 months. The framework must be highly relevant and effective and have broad utility, so we are also undertaking further consultation with the health and disability sector, to hear from the widest group of stakeholders possible.

We think this additional work is imperative to ensure the framework supports the new structures and entities tasked with delivering on the Pae Ora Act and that it can applied across all levels of care, from community to hospital and palliative settings.

A fundamental aspect of this work lies in weaving together te ao Māori and western approaches to quality and safety science, to achieve equitable delivery and outcomes.

We expect to finalise the framework by the end of the year.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the framework’s development and provided feedback already. Your invaluable input will undoubtedly leave a positive and lasting impact on the quality and safety of our health care system.

Please feel free to send this information across your networks. We will share more updates soon on progress and timeframes for health sector consultation.

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