The Health Quality & Safety Commission is pleased to introduce Whakakotahi - Primary Care Quality Improvement challenge 2017, and we encourage those working in the primary health care sector to consider applying.
We are calling for small-scale quality improvement projects that can be planned and delivered over an 18-month period. We will prioritise initiatives that address equity, consumer engagement and integration between primary and secondary care.
Who can apply?
The Commission invites Expressions of Interest (EOI) from primary health care providers who meet the following criteria:
· the proposed improvement initiative is focused on quality improvement in the New Zealand primary care sector
· proposals must be for activities commencing in 2017, through to 2018.
Initiatives should be led by general practice and supported by collaboration with the PHO. We will consider applications from other primary care providers without a general practice focus, such as Māori health providers.
Applicants are free to propose initiatives that are important to them and their enrolled population.
How to apply
Send your applications by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by midday Wednesday 31 August 2016.
1 July to 31 August
Initial applications received
EOI applications will be accepted from 1 July 2016 to midday on 31 August 2016. These should be in the EOI format attached.
1 September to 30 September
The selection panel will review all applications and prepare a short list if required.
1 October to 12 November
Full proposal templates completed
Shortlisted applicants will complete a full proposal with assistance from the Commission. We will contact applicants at the earliest opportunity to allow this information to be collated. Applicants should be aware of the additional information required when submitting an EOI.
12 November to 1 December
Interviews and selection process
Applicants will present their proposals to the selection panel. Presentations will be held in Wellington or by video conference. The panel will then make recommendations to the Commission on preferred proposals to be supported.
20 December to 31 January
MOU negotiations and start-up
The Commission will negotiate with selected applicants and develop contracts for services. Initiative start-up will commence in January/February 2017 and finish by June 2018.
Click here for further information, including criteria and funding and the expression of interest form.
For any questions please contact Jane Cullen on (04) 901 6051or email@example.com