Memorandum of understanding with EGGNZ
The Endoscopy Guidance Group for New Zealand (EGGNZ) was established in 2015 and represents 23 stakeholder groups. Our aim is to support the Quality of Endoscopy across the public and private sectors in New Zealand.
It was developed in recognition of the need for a governance structure:
· to support the National Endoscopy Quality Improvement Programme (NEQIP)
· to establish a quality improvement framework based on the New Zealand Global Rating Scale (NZGRS)
· to establish quality standards for the implementation of the New Zealand Bowel Screening Programme
We will achieve this by:
· Providing a forum for gaining professional consensus and agreement
· Giving oversight to the quality improvement framework of the National Endoscopy Quality Improvement Programme (NEQIP) whose aim is to “facilitate safe, patient-focused endoscopy services that are efficient, accountable and sustainable”
· Producing Standards in Endoscopy
· Developing and giving oversight of Accreditation of Endoscopy Services to those standards
· Providing coordination and consistency of Endoscopy Training across medical and nursing specialties
The current Chair is Dr Russell Walmsley, Gastroenterologist at Waitemata DHB.
Memorandum of understanding with HiNZ
In February 2016, a partnership was formed with Health Informatics New Zealand (HiNZ) that provides NZPSHA members special benefits including a discounted joining rate. For more information on those benefits and how to join please visit click here.
HiNZ is a membership organisation for a diverse group of health and IT professionals. They provide an impartial meeting place for sharing ideas and building knowledge about the use of information technology in the health sector.
For more information on HiNZ visit www.hinz.org.nz
Memorandum of understanding with Medical Council of NZ
Click here to view the Medical Council Media Release regading its MoU with NZPSHA.
Memorandum of understanding with RACS
In November 2016, NZPSHA signed a MoU with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS). RACS is the leading advocate for surgical standards, professionalism and surgical education in Australia and New Zealand. The College is a not-for-profit organisation that represents more than 7,000 surgeons and 1,300 surgical trainees and international medical graduates. RACS also supports healthcare and surgical education in the Asia-Pacific region.
The MoU is a significant step for RACS and NZPSHA to work together to address concerns in the sector on discrimination, bullying and sexual harassment.
Click here to view the RACS Media Release regading its MoU with NZPSHA.