Updated July 2014
An explanation for health practitioners on what a quality assurance activity is, what the benefits are of having a quality assurance activity protected, and how to obtain that protection.
The annual report to the Minister of Health differs from the 6-monthly report to the service provider of the participating practitioners. The report to the Minister must follow the statutory prescribed format as set out in the Ministry’s template (available at Reporting requirements for protected quality assurance activities). The report must not contain any information that may directly or indirectly identify any individual such as a health practitioner or a consumer. The report should contain summary information about improvements that have been made to health services as a result of the protected activities.