How to Get Involved
To find out more about making quality improvements in health, visit Improving Together improvementmethodology.govt.nz. Improving Together is a national learning programme that focusses on quality improvement for people delivering education, social services and health services. You can find out how improvement methodologies accelerate learning and innovation, and how they can be applied to improve the quality of social service delivery in New Zealand.
South Island Breastfeeding Report
Read the report on regional activities to protect, promote and support breastfeeding.
Quality Improvement Tool
This resource has been developed to assist you with understanding quality improvement principles, techniques, skills and tools for effective service design within mental health and AOD services in Aotearoa New Zealand. Here you will find a range of Quality Improvement tools, templates, links to helpful videos and other resources to help you and your service identify and learn from your service challenges, recognise inefficiencies and find ways to improve systems and processes by doing the right thing, with the right people, at the right time.
Quality indicators and dashboards
Each South Island DHB has identified the specific quality indicators and associated projects it will focus on as part of the Well Child Tamariki Ora Improvement project. Data plays an important role in improving the performance of the Well Child Tamariki Ora programme. Therefore, timely and accurate data is essential.
To help measure quality improvements, West Coast DHB has developed a dashboard tool, which is available to all South Island DHBs.The dashboard uses Ministry of Health data, which is released every six months, to show progress against the quality indicators. It identifies areas that have been achieved, are progressing well, or need further development.
It is acknowledged that the indicators have limitations:
To view the quality indicator dashboards for March 2020, follow these links:
To view the quality indicator dashboards for September 2019, follow these links:
To view the quality indicator dashboards for May 2019, follow these links:
To view the quality indicator dashboards for September 2018, follow these links:
To view the quality indicator dashboards for the March 2018 data, follow these links:
To view the quality indicator dashboards for the September 2017 data, follow these links:
The WCTO quality improvement framework data for 2017 has now been published by the Ministry of Health. It is available to view on the Nationwide Service Framework Library website, link below:
To view the quality indicator dashboards for the September 2016 data, follow these links:
* Please be mindful that the interpretation of the quality improvement framework indicators (dashboards) are dependent on several variables such as how the data is reported and measured. Also the frequency of data reporting can vary between each indicator.
Additional information on the Well Child Tamariki Ora quality improvement indicators can be found on the Ministry of Health website link: