Southern District WCTO/Child Health service updates
An information session is being held on 19 June 2018 for LMCs, GPs, practice nurses, WCTO providers anyone that is interested in learning more about the WCTO programme and child health services. CME and midwifery professional development hours allocated: 2 hours.
South Island Breastfeeding Report
Read the report on regional activities to protect, promote and support breastfeeding.
South Island Well Child Tamariki Ora Quality Improvement Survey for LMCs
The WCTO quality improvement project aims to improve integration, coverage and coordination of the WCTO programme. View the survey results here.
Quality Improvement Tool - driver diagram
A driver diagram is used to organise the theory of improvement for a project with a specific aim and measures. Here is an example of a driver diagram, from the Newborn Hearing Screening service at Southern DHB.
Information for the Lead Maternity Carer (LMC)
An update for all Lead Maternity Carers about the WCTO quality improvement project can be viewed here.
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:
For details on how to access and use the dashboard tool, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
* 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: