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The Health Quality & Safety Commission is working in partnership with the Te Ngāpara Centre for Restorative Practice Victoria University of Wellington, and the National Collaborative for restorative practice and te rongo (peace-making from the Māori worldview) within the health and disability system.

We have heard that increasing sector capability is essential to enable the development of restorative initiatives. Micro credentials in restorative foundations and responses have been developed using a co-design approach and begins at Victoria University of Wellington, in October 2022.

Key information about the course content can be found here (125KB, pdf).

More information about the course and how to register can be found on the Victoria University of Wellington website:  

Watch Dr Elizabeth Wood clinical director of clinical governance at Nelson Marlborough Health talk about the importance of implementing a more relational approach when things don't go to plan in the health care setting. You can find an accessible transcript for this video here.

In the presentation below, Joe Rafferty, Chief Executive of Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust, and Amanda Oates, Executive Director of Workforce, outline how they built a restorative just culture in Mersey Care in response to things that went wrong in their practice, and share key learnings for others wanting to do the same in their organisations. You can view an accessible transcript for this video here.

Last updated: 9th March, 2022