Third Partners in Care co-design course begins

3 Oct 2014 | Partners in Care

Eighteen staff and consumers met in Wellington on Wednesday 1 October for a one-day orientation to learn about co-design.

The course is part of the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s Partners in Care programme. It is the third course run by the Commission, and is facilitated by Dr Lynne Maher from Ko Awatea.

Dr Lynne Maher with participants at Commission co-design course.Dr Chris Walsh, Director of Partners in Care at the Commission, attended the orientation and said it was well received.

“Everyone was interested in learning how to work with staff and consumers to improve services, and learn about tools to help them apply this.”

The course runs for eight months with regular online sessions to support participants.

There will be another orientation in Hamilton in mid-October for a new group of participants.

Dr Maher answered questions about ways to improve services, and presented a range of tools and a framework to move forward.

For questions or queries about the Commission's co-design course please contact Chris Walsh (


Last updated 03/10/2014