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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2016-17 co-design case studies published

30 Jun 2017, Partners in Care

The 2016–17 iteration of the co-design programme was delivered in three DHBs and their case studies are now available to download

Programme related news

What cancer taught me

14 Mar 2018, Partners in Care

Author and young cancer survivor Jake Bailey made headlines when he delivered his end-of-year prizegiving speech as head boy of Christchurch Boys’ High School in December 2015, just one week after being diagnosed with Burkitt’s non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Dr Lynne Maher on co-design

9 Mar 2018, Partners in Care

Dr Lynne Maher presented at the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s Let’s talk forum on 8 March 2018.

The ripple effect

9 Mar 2018, Partners in Care

Te Rina Ruru’s life changed the morning her brother Ray had a car accident which left him with a traumatic brain injury. She was 16 at the time and struggled to cope. Te Rina shared her story at the Commission’s Let’s talk forum on 8–9 March.