Evaluation of the Maternity Quality and Safety Programme

Published online: 
02 September 2015
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Summary

Local maternity quality and safety programmes have been operating in each DHB since 2012 and have raised the profile of maternity quality and safety by establishing more effective governance structures, enhanced clinical leadership and better engagement with the sector and consumers.

In 2014/15, the Ministry contracted Allen + Clarke Policy and Regulatory Specialists to evaluate the impact of the local maternity quality and safety programmes. They found that the programmes had started to deliver meaningful improvements and there was significant value in continued Ministry of Health investment and support.

The report highlights some of the challenges DHBs have faced in implementing the local maternity quality and safety programmes and provides useful information for DHBs as they move into the next phase of their local programmes.

In mid-2015 the Ministry of Health confirmed ongoing funding for DHB maternity quality and safety programmes.

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    02 September 2015
  • ISBN:
    978-0-478-44874-0
  • HP number:
    6250
  • Citation:
    Allen and Clarke. 2015. Evaluation of the Maternity Quality and Safety Programme. Wellington: Ministry of Health
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
  • Copyright status:
    Third-party content. Please check the document or email the Web Manager to find out how to obtain permission to re-use content.
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