The Health Quality & Safety Commission is coordinating a national five-year MHA quality improvement programme to ensure people that experience mental health and addiction issues receive high-quality care and support.

The five priority areas identified by the MHA sector are included in the quality improvement programme during 2017–20.

1.  Aukatia te noho punanga: E whai ana ki te whakakore i te noho punanga i mua o te 2020
Zero seclusion: Towards eliminating seclusion by 2020
2.  Te tūhono i ngā manaakitanga: te whakapai ake i ngā whakawhitinga ratonga
Connecting Care: Improving service transitions
3.  Te ako mai i nga pamamae taumaha me te wheako tangata whaiora me te whānau
Learning from serious adverse events and consumer and family and whānau experience
4.  Te whakanui ake i te hauora ā-tinana
Maximising physical health
5.  Te whakapai ake i te whakahaere rongoā, i te tūtohu rongoā hoki
Improving medication management and prescribing

We know that quality improvement involves learning a whole new vocabulary and methodologies, and with learning any new skills there are going to be questions, challenges and bumps in the road for teams and individuals.The programme is being delivered by district health boards, non-governmental organisations and primary health care organisations teams across the mental health and addiction sector.

Last updated 19/03/2019