Te tautoko i a koe i tō haerenga whakapiki kounga | Supporting you on your quality improvement journey.

Many mental health staff, consumers and their families and whānau are currently embarking on a unique and exciting journey to improve the consumer experience of the mental health and addiction (MHA) service in New Zealand, making it safer for all.

Featured news or publications

Quality improvement facilitators graduate

30 Apr 2019, Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement

A second cohort of health professionals has recently graduated from the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s mental health and addiction programme’s quality improvement facilitator (QIF) course.

Programme related news

MidCentral DHB: Reducing readmission rates amongst high-end users

26 Oct 2018, Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement

Discovering that just 20 percent of their mental health and addiction (MHA) service consumers were using 80 percent of the allocated funds provided the impetus for a quality improvement project at MidCentral DHB.

Whanganui DHB: Improving Service Transitions through focusing on CHOICE

26 Oct 2018, Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement

Janice Bowers, clinical nurse manager at Whanganui DHB has been leading a project for ICAMHAS (Infant, child and adolescent mental health and addiction services) to improve the way the department manages service transitions.

Co-design will help improve transitions

15 Oct 2018, Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement

The Connecting Care Project will see health service providers, consumers, and their families and whānau working together to better understand and improve the experience of transitions between or within providers.