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Using health care services in the community

PUBLICATION: 1 Jun 2021, Partners in Care

This booklet is for people who are unfamiliar with community health care services. It includes tips on how to get the best from these services and is a general guide on what is available to you and what you can expect.

Reflecting on consumer partnership this World Hemophilia Day

NEWS: 16 Apr 2021, Partners in Care

Saturday 17 April 2021 is World Hemophilia Day. Deon York, senior programme manager for the Commission’s consumer engagement programme, reflects on what the day represents and how it can encourage us to improve health and wellbeing for all in Aotearoa.

Lack of support a major hurdle when faced with a rare disease

NEWS: 25 Feb 2021, Partners in Care

Lack of awareness and support are two of the biggest hurdles faced by consumers and whānau affected by a rare disease, disorder or health condition. This Sunday 28 February is international Rare Disease Day which raises awareness for rare diseases.

Commission farewells outgoing consumer advocate

NEWS: 5 Feb 2021, Partners in Care

The Health Quality & Safety Commission thanks outgoing consumer network and consumer advisory group member, Martine Abel-Williamson, for the valuable contribution she has made to the Commission's work programmes over the past seven years.

Cheaper, better access needed for long-acting contraception

NEWS: 8 Dec 2020, Health Quality Intelligence

New data highlights low use of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC). The data is part of the new Atlas of Healthcare Variation domain on contraceptive use by women, released by the Health Quality & Safety Commission.

Mental health and addiction quality improvement programme update

NEWS: 3 Dec 2020, Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement

Highlights for the MHA quality improvement programme this month include the release of two powerful videos on consumers’ experiences of seclusion, and two well-attended and energising regional away-days for Zero seclusion project teams.

Consumers’ experience of seclusion

NEWS: 1 Dec 2020, Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement

We are privileged to be able to share videos of two consumers’ experiences of seclusion. These are the first two in a series of at least six videos about mental health and addiction priority areas.