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General resources for quality improvement projects on diabetes

Resources from around the country that providers may find useful to assist them in their work to improve the management of diabetes.

  • Health Pathways media release on the updated type 2 diabetes pathway for the Te Manawa Taki (Midland) region covering Bay of Plenty, Lakes, Taranaki, Waikato and Hauora Tairawhiti DHBs. This contains links to He Ako Hiringa and the EPIC dashboard. Download (281KB, pdf)
  • He Ako Hiringa Article on the updated pathway for type 2 diabetes. Endorsed by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) and has been approved for up to 0.25 CME credits. Download (629KB, pdf)

Hutt Union & Community Health Service/Te Awakairangi Health Network (high-need population, consumer focus)

Project overview: To improve glycaemic control of patients with diabetes (Type 1 and 2) who have an HbA1c greater than 64 mmol/L.

West Coast PHO, Poutini Waiora and West Coast DHB (equity and integration focus)

Project overview: Improving access to quality health care for individuals and families who are travelling with diabetes. Moving toward increased self-management and community-based, patient-centric care for patients who are pre-diabetic/at high risk of cardiovascular disease. Improving detection of these conditions to prevent/delay their onset.

Linwood Medical Centre/Canterbury District Health Board Diabetes Service, Christchurch (integration focus)

Project overview: Working with complex diabetes patients to improve the quality of their care and developing pathways for increased health literacy and self-management.

Taumaranui Community Kokiri Trust (improving health outcomes for patients)

Project overview: Improving outcomes for patients with diabetes through a kaupapa Māori approach. The project focused on developing an integrated diabetes pathway through community engagement – particularly with Māori and Pacific communities – and holding diabetes education and support clinics in a community setting.

Tongan Health Society, Auckland (Pacific living with diabetes service)

Project overview: To reduce the rate of diabetic complications in the Tongan population, clients are offered an integrated wrap around model of care focused on improving insulin starts for those in need. This project is supported by PHARMAC Te Pātaka Whaioranga.

The Doctors Otara/Total Healthcare PHO (a consumer-centred approach to improving diabetic control for patients)

Project overview: Working closely with patients presenting at the Local Doctors Otara practice who have poor control of their diabetes, a new model of care tailoring services to individuals. It includes nurse-led clinics, peer coaches and psychology services aimed at improving patients’ diabetes management and improving equity.

Published: 1 Nov 2021 Modified: 6 Dec 2021