News & events

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.

Cultural competency courses are going national

12 Aug 2015, Partners in Care

aitemata District Health Board has announced their eCALD™ cultural competency courses will be available free to all district health board staff from 28 August 2015.

Accessing a consumer perspective

10 Aug 2015, Partners in Care

The Ministry of Health recently established the Long Term Conditions Consumer Advisory Panel, to engage consumers directly in the design of more effective health services, systems and support for those affected by long-term conditions.

Waitemata DHB Asian Health Week

23 Jul 2015, Partners in Care

Waitemata District Health Board’s Asian Health Services will be hosting an Asian Health Week from 17 to 21 August 2015, to celebrate a decade of achievements in providing quality services to Asian patients and families.

New DHB guide for consumer engagement

30 Jun 2015, Partners in Care

The Health Quality & Safety Commission's Partners in Care programme has released a new guide promoting consumer engagement in New Zealand district health boards (DHBs).

IAP2 annual co-design symposium

23 Jun 2015, Partners in Care

IAP2 is hosting its annual New Zealand engagement symposium in Auckland on 22 and 23 July 2015 at the Heritage Hotel.

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.