The Health Quality & Safety Commission supports three networks to promote collaboration across the sector to improve quality and safety:
- a quality improvement network
- the district health board quality and risk managers network
- the primary health organisation quality improvement network.
The Commission hosts a network with a shared workspace for anyone involved in quality improvement in New Zealand, to share national and international ideas, examples and information on quality improvement initiatives.
The steering group for the annual quality improvement scientific symposium uses the shared workspace to discuss the symposium.
If you would like access please contact the Commission or you can use this link to access the Health Quality & Safety Commission quality improvement network.
The district health board (DHB) quality and risk managers network is a group of senior managers that lead quality departments and teams in DHBs.
They meet quarterly to discuss and provide advice on quality and safety topics and activities from a national, regional or local perspective.
The primary health organisation (PHO) quality improvement network is a national network with representation from every PHO in New Zealand. The network was formed to enhance communication between its members and to provide opportunities for sharing knowledge, professional development and networking.
The network meets three times a year to:
- share an overview of current national quality improvement activities, risks and opportunities in primary health
- provide input and communication into any proposed improvement programmes
- share operational knowledge and develop and/or maintain national relationships
- extend and maintain professional knowledge and skills in quality improvement
- link into the Commission’s primary care expert advisory group.
The group first met in 2015 and Rosemary Gordon from Procare, Auckland, was confirmed as chairperson of the network.
The network has a shared workspace to collaborate on shared work and holds webinars or teleconference as required between meetings. To access the shared workspace contact Jane Cullen.