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Associated Organisations

This page includes links to the websites of organisations with whom we have a working relationship. Many of these will be of interest to you in the provision of your services. To go to the website of the partner organisation, please click the logo of the organisation you wish to visit.



Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS) – ACHS is based in Australia and owns the EQuIP accreditation programme that we run in New Zealand.  They have lots of resources on their website that may be of interest to you.



Care-Metric supports health care organisations to increase the safety and quality of the care they provide to their clients through the provision of a clinical indicator programme.  Care Metric also provides consultancy services.



HealthCERT issues the certificates for hospitals, rest homes, residential disability care facilities and fertility providers.  They are responsible for ensuring that these health services provide safe and reasonable levels of service for consumers, as required under the Health and Disability Service (Safety) Act 2001.


Health, Quality & Safety Commission

The Health, Quality and Safety Commission works with clinicians, providers and consumers to improve health and disability support services.


Hospice New Zealand

Hospice New Zealand is actively involved in research and education, workforce development, establishing standards of healthcare, providing information and advice to hospices, stakeholders and to the general public and helping and supporting hospices nationwide.Click here to find more information about the work Hospice NZ does.



ISQua seeks to inspire and drive improvement in the quality and safety of healthcare worldwide through education and knowledge sharing, external evaluation, supporting health systems and connecting people through global networks. The DAA Group is an ISQua accredited organisation.



NZACA is a national membership organisation which represents all parts of the aged-care residential sector, including long and short term residential services.



The New Zealand Private Surgical Hospitals Association (NZPSHA) was established in 2005 to represent the interests of private surgical hospitals’ within New Zealand.  NZPSHA promotes excellence in healthcare and their mission is promoting, positioning and connecting the private surgical hospital sector in New Zealand.


Home and Community Care Association

established in 1993, the HCHA represents providers of home and community health services in New Zealand.



The Institute for Healthcare Improvement is based in the US but is recognised internationally for its commitment to improvement in healthcare.  It has heaps of really good resources available on their website.



The New Zealand Disability Support Network is an association of disability support service providers.


Podiatry New Zealand

Podiatry New Zealand is a not for profit organisation dedicated to better patient outcomes by enhancing the profession of podiatry and increasing awareness among New Zealanders about the importance of good foot health care. 

PodiatryNZ acts as the national voice representing the interests of Podiatrists.


Quality Plus Training

Quality Plus Training provides auditor, quality management and continual improvement training courses. Specific training options have been developed to meet the gaps and to facilitate continual improvement for individual health workers and their organisations.  These courses have been designed to be a cost effective training option for management and staff in the healthcare sector.



RVA is a voluntary, nationally-based membership association representing operators, developers and managers of retirement villages throughout New Zealand.



The Royal New Zealand College of Urgent Care trains doctors in Urgent Care, an independent branch of medicine recognised by the Medical Council of New Zealand. They own the standards for Accident and Urgent Care standards and the associated certification scheme. For more information on contracting, contact ACC on   and for information on clinic audits click here.


New Zealand Wound Care

The New Zealand wound care society provides information on pressure injuries and the Pressure Injury Advisory Group (PIAG).


Urgent Care Ultrasound

Dr Kelvin Ward, an Urgent Care Physician in Wellington, has created this website to demonstrate the use of Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) in urgent and primary care. The site contains ultrasound footage of patient cases that have presented to a community urgent care clinic and illustrate the utility of ultrasound in this setting.

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