Co-design in primary care opportunity with HQSC

Last year, CCN supported the Canterbury health system engagement with the Health Quality & Safety Commission (HQSC), resulting in some positive change initiatives.

This year the format has changed from a region-specific opportunity to anyone from across NZ can now submit an expression of interest. CCN’s role is to alert partners involved in primary health care to this opportunity. 



In 2020/21 the Commission’s Primary Care, Māori Health Outcomes and Partners in Care teams are collaborating to bring a co-design programme specifically to primary care, with a focus on achieving equity in health outcomes.


This interactive programme led by Dr Lynne Maher (Counties-Manukau Health) is based on the National Health Service Institute’s experience-based design programme and is designed to work in partnership with your community and improve services together.


The initial engagement session will be in March/April (a session of about 2 hours), then the formal programme will commence in August/September 2020 and run for 7 months, concluding in producing a case study for publication.


There is no financial cost to take part in this programme, however, you do require securing of protected staff time and organisational commitment to this programme to succeed.


For further information


The link above covers:

  • What is HQSC doing?
  • What will you gain from participating in the programme? 
  • What does the programme consist of?
  • What is the time commitment and cost?

If you think this sounds like a good opportunity for you and your service, download the expression of interest (EOI) included in the link above.

Expressions of interest close on Friday 14 February 2020.

Successful applicants will be notified on Friday 28 February 2020.


If you would like to connect with the Canterbury health system participants from last year’s intake, the four published case studies can be found here, which also includes the team contact details.

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