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Leadership group

The Health Quality & Safety Commission is leading the programme, which is funded by district health boards.

Counties Manukau Health Clinical Lead Integrated Care Mental Health & Addictions, Dr Clive Bensemann, is the programme’s clinical lead. Mr Wi Keelan is the programme’s kaumātua and clinical advisor. Mr Keelan is affiliated with Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Kahungunu and Ngāpuhi and has experience in senior roles as a Māori health leader, specifically Māori mental health.

A sector leadership group, chaired by Waikato District Health Board Mental Health and Addiction Services Director of Clinical Services, Dr Rees Tapsell, who is affiliated with Te Arawa, has been convened and began meeting in July.

A stakeholder group, chaired by Commission Chief Executive Dr Janice Wilson, has been convened and will begin meeting from July 2017.

Last updated: 16th December 2021