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Readiness for schools

19 Jun 2015, Partners in Care

This day-long conference has been organised by Waitemata District Health Board (DHB), to bring together those working for, or have a strong interest in the well-being of our youngest.

The ripple effect: TVNZ interview with the Ruru family

17 Jun 2015, Partners in Care

In this interview on TVNZ's Sunday show, Te Rina Ruru (a Commission consumer network member) talks about the struggle her family faced when adjusting to taking care of her brother Ray who sustained a traumatic brain injury in a car accident.

The social constructs of addiction

4 Jun 2015, Partners in Care

Changing Minds invites you to a free public panel discussion “Virtues or vices... the social constructs of addiction”.

Summary of feedback on draft guide for consumer engagement

26 May 2015, Partners in Care

The Health Quality & Safety Commission’s Partners in Care programme recently sought feedback from consumers and providers of health and disability services on a draft guide for district health boards (DHBs) about consumer engagement.

Funding opportunity for consumer-led organisations [closed]

25 May 2015, Partners in Care

The kaitiaki committee overseeing the wind-up is now inviting consumer-led organisations to submit proposals to be the recipients of CCA's remaining financial assets (estimated to be approximately $5,000).

Hospitals increasingly turn to patients for advice

8 May 2015, Partners in Care

This article from Kaiser Health News discusses the role patients played in choosing a new USD$700million electronic health record system for Partners HealthCare, the largest health system in Massachusetts.

Gidday my name is...

8 May 2015, Partners in Care

In this article from Nursing Review, Dr Lynne Maher talks about why nurses and other health professionals need timely reminders that patients seek courtesy, communication and compassion as part of good clinical care.

Manukau Health and Wellness Expo

14 Apr 2015, Partners in Care

Manukau City Accident and Medical Clinic and ProCare Health are planning for a Manukau Wellness expo that will provide significant benefits for the Manukau, South Auckland community.

Feedback sought on DHB guide for engaging consumers [closed]

7 Apr 2015, Partners in Care

The Health Quality & Safety Commission's Partners in Care programme is developing a practical guide to help New Zealand district health boards improve their consumer engagement, particularly at policy and governance levels.

Northern region patient experience week

23 Mar 2015, Partners in Care

Three Northern region district health boards (Auckland, Waitemata and Counties Manukau) are holding a patient experience week from 23–27 March 2015.

NGO Health Network Forum

3 Mar 2015, Partners in Care

Waitakere Health Link is holding an NGO Health Network Forum focusing on medications and the changing landscape of health treatments.

Adolescent and young adult standards of care workshop

27 Feb 2015, Partners in Care

The Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Network and the Ministry of Health are holding a workshop to discuss the development of standards of care that recognise the unique preferences, values and needs of 12-24 year olds diagnosed with cancer...

Feedback sought on Health Passport [closed]

9 Feb 2015, Partners in Care

The Health Quality & Safety Commission's consumer network is seeking feedback from people who have used the Health & Disability Commissioner's Health Passport.