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The Health Quality & Safety Commission offered free workshops for developing leadership in quality and safety around New Zealand, from March 2016. They are an exciting opportunity for emerging clinical leaders to learn the tools and skills to help them champion an environment which prioritises quality care and patient safety.

Each half-day workshop had approximately 30 places available and covered:

  • what makes a good clinical leader?
  • where is patient harm occurring and, as leaders, what can we do about it?
  • leading change within a complex system
  • quality improvement knowledge and skills
  • measurement and evaluation of quality.

Content was tailored to the local context and include data specific to the region. Participants received a comprehensive workbook and had access to online resources. They were encouraged to take part in further clinical leadership and improvement project learning opportunities, and to join an emerging leaders’ clinical leadership network.