Our consumer engagement programme, Partners in Care, believes consumers should be actively involved in decision making about health and disability services at every level – including governance, planning, policy, setting priorities, and highlighting quality issues.

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Reflecting on consumer partnership this World Hemophilia Day

16 Apr 2021, Partners in Care

Saturday 17 April 2021 is World Hemophilia Day. Deon York, senior programme manager for the Commission’s consumer engagement programme, reflects on what the day represents and how it can encourage us to improve health and wellbeing for all in Aotearoa.

Programme related news

Lack of support a major hurdle when faced with a rare disease

25 Feb 2021, Partners in Care

Lack of awareness and support are two of the biggest hurdles faced by consumers and whānau affected by a rare disease, disorder or health condition. This Sunday 28 February is international Rare Disease Day which raises awareness for rare diseases.

Commission farewells outgoing consumer advocate

5 Feb 2021, Partners in Care

The Health Quality & Safety Commission thanks outgoing consumer network and consumer advisory group member, Martine Abel-Williamson, for the valuable contribution she has made to the Commission's work programmes over the past seven years.

Variety in health seminar for Korean community

7 Aug 2020, Partners in Care

A number of health topics were covered in a seminar for members of Auckland’s Korean community run by Hyejung Kim, a member of the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s consumer network.