News & events

Taranaki DHB colour-codes carparks to cut confusion

29 Sep 2016, Partners in Care

Taranaki District Health Board (DHB) has taken a patient- and family/whānau-centred approach to car parking after patients claimed the stress of finding a park may preventing them coming for treatment.

Seminar: Grieving for the living

10 Jul 2016, Partners in Care

Seminar for consumers, family, carers and support staff of people who have suffered trauma or illness.

Support for setting up a health consumer council

4 Jul 2016, Partners in Care

The Health Quality & Safety Commission is pleased to see that some district health boards (DHBs) have already formed consumer councils made up entirely of consumer representatives, while others are in development.

Let’s PLAN health literacy tool supporting Work and Income clients

11 Mar 2016, Partners in Care

The Commission’s Let’s PLAN for better care health literacy tool is being used by the Ministry of Social Development’s Work and Income case managers in Hawke’s Bay and Tairawhiti to help their clients make the most of their visits to their GP and other he

Free Let’s PLAN flyer for consumers available

5 Jan 2016, Partners in Care

Don’t forget about Let’s PLAN – the free consumer resource developed by the Commission that encourages people to plan ahead for visits to their GP or other primary health care professional.

Counties Manukau Health paper on patient experience week

9 Dec 2015, Partners in Care

Alongside colleagues from Auckland District Health Board (DHB) and Waitemata DHB, Counties Manukau held a a week dedicated to focusing on achievements, raising awareness, and creating and sharing new learning across the Auckland region.

Brain injury awareness day

21 Nov 2015, Partners in Care

The New Zealand Brain Injury Support Network is holding a brain injury awareness day on the Rotorua lakefront.

Co-design evaluation report now available

20 Nov 2015, Partners in Care

An evaluation of the Health Quality & Safety Commission's 2014–15 co-design programme is now available as a summary or detailed report.

Community inclusion workshops

31 Aug 2015, Partners in Care

Learn powerful and practical community building tools and strategies at the Imagine Better community inclusion workshops with Ric Thomson.