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Whakakotahi 2019 shortlist announced

10 Dec 2018, Primary Care

The shortlist of projects for the third round of Whakakotahi, the Commission’s initiative to develop quality improvement capability in primary care, has been announced.

Compass Health rebrands

2 Jul 2018, Primary Care

The Commission has welcomed Tū Ora Compass Health’s recent rebrand as a sign of its commitment to achieving health equity.

Developing a co-designed diabetes model of care

22 Jun 2018, Primary Care

The Linwood Medical Centre & Canterbury District Health Board (DHB) diabetes integrated specialist clinic in Christchurch is one of the six successful initiatives supported by the Commission’s Whakakotahi 2018 primary care quality improvement challenge.

Primary care engaging with whānau where they are

22 Jun 2018, Primary Care

Turanga Health's Māori whanāu health project is one of the six successful initiatives chosen for the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s Whakakotahi 2018 primary care quality improvement challenge.

Tackling skin infections in a Pacific population

22 Jun 2018, Primary Care

The Fono Health and Social Services in West Auckland is one of the six successful initiatives supported by the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s Whakakotahi 2018 project.

WellSouth tackles health literacy

23 May 2018, Primary Care

Four years ago, Wellsouth Primary Health Network, covering the southern district, set up a long-term conditions (LTC) team. From a 'blank canvas' they have developed a new LTC model of care for the network and heath care professional training focusing...

A day in the life of the Toiora exercise class

8 Mar 2018, Primary Care

Many elements combined make the Toiora exercise class for people with diabetes an excellent example of the Whakakotahi primary care improvement challenge in action.

South Auckland providers responding to gout

16 Nov 2017, Primary Care

A rising tide of gout is being responded to by South Auckland general practice Papakura Marae Health Clinic and National Hauora Coalition (a collective of Māori service providers).

Whakakotahi 2018 shortlist announced

25 Oct 2017, Primary Care

A recent Expressions of Interest invitation for quality improvement projects for Whakakotahi 2018 resulted in 22 applications.

Quality improvement in primary care – a conference presentation

12 Oct 2017, Primary Care

Recently, Sally Nichol from Hutt Union Community Health Services and Sandy Bhawan from Te Awakairangi Health Network spoke at the PMAANZ conference about the experience, learnings and benefits gained from their Whakakotahi quality improvement project.

Ensuring a safety net of care after a heart attack

21 Aug 2017, Primary Care

It takes a village to look after a patient following an acute coronary event and that’s what Nelson Marlborough Health (Nelson Marlborough District Health Board) cardiology services and their extended community team are aiming to achieve.

Tackling diabetes in the Hutt Valley

21 Aug 2017, Primary Care

Primary health organisation Te Awakairangi Health Network and HUCHS received support from the Commission to undertake a diabetes improvement project. It is one of the three successful initiatives supported by the Commission’s Whakakotahi programme.