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Quality improvement in mental health at Canterbury DHB

26 Nov 2019, Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement

Vicki Dent, acting quality manager, Specialist Mental Health Services at Canterbury District Health Board, explains what she hopes to achieve in her role working in quality improvement.

Making mental health a priority during Mental Health Awareness Week

11 Oct 2019, Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement

The Health Quality & Safety Commission’s mental health and addiction (MHA) quality improvement programme organised several activities to acknowledge and celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 (23–29 September).

Profile: Leigh Murray, family advisor at Auckland DHB

8 Oct 2019, Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement

Leigh Murray works for Auckland District Health Board (DHB) mental health services as a family advisor. Leigh recently presented at the Commission's MHA programme's learning session in August.

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.

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.

Mental health and addiction programme hosts AUT students

3 Oct 2018, Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement

Auckland University of Technology students Nicole Oliveri and Alisi Fangupo have been learning about the challenges of the mental health and addiction sector during their placement with the mental health and addiction quality improvement programme.

New national mental health staff survey live – don’t miss out!

1 Aug 2018, Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement

Thousands of staff working in mental health and addiction (MHA) services in New Zealand will be taking a few minutes to 'have their say' this month and help inform the future direction and focus of MHA quality improvement initiatives.