EQuIP 6 Guide Books

As you may be aware, the EQuIP standards have been through a routine and scheduled review by ACHS over the last two years. This has resulted in the enhanced version EQuIP 6. The EQuIP Accreditation Programme retains its status as the ‘gold standard’ in healthcare.

The two guide books for EQuIP 6 are now available in electronic and hard copy. Book 1 covers all clinical criteria, and Book 2 covers support and corporate criteria.

Electronic copy (Book 1 and 2)

  • $57.50

Hard copy (Book 1 and 2)

  • DAA Group Clients: $172.50
  • DAA Group non-clients: $201.25

All prices are inclusive of GST.

The books can be ordered by downloading this form and emailing it to Margot Broadhead – margot.broadhead@daagroup.co.nz

At our seminars in November, we will run a session that updates people on the principles of EQuIP, and the changes that have resulted in EQuIP 6.


November Seminars – “Critical Thinking and its Impact on Service Delivery”

We are very pleased to advise that planning for the November Seminar series is in the advanced stages. The seminars will be held in the following locations:

Wellington – Monday 7th November (Amora Hotel)

Christchurch – Tuesday 8th November (Russley Golf Course)

Auckland – Thursday 10th November (Novotel Auckland Airport)

The theme of the seminars in November is “Critical Thinking and its Impact on Service Delivery”. This seminar is specific to health care professionals involved in assessment at all levels of service delivery. The speakers will cover both the theory and practice of critical thinking in the plenary sessions, with aligned workshops in the afternoon. In addition there will be a workshop covering the EQuIP Standards Accreditation.

Further details will be available.

We hope you can join us.


PowerPoint Presentations from the July 2016 Seminars. Quality Improvement in healthcare services – What makes a difference?

We were pleased to see so many of you at the July Quality Seminars. The evaluation forms showed that you enjoyed the day and got lots of value from it. As promised here are the PowerPoint presentations from the plenary sessions and the workshops. Remember to keep an eye out for information about our November seminars. Information about these will be posted here and also by email using our notification database.

The presentations include:

Cate Tyrer: Quality Improvement Culture

Ngaere Dawson: Patient Stories & Principles of using video for the collection of patient stories

Janice McEwan: Quality 101 Workshop

Gillian Bohm: HQSC Strategic Direction and Current Programmes



July Quality Seminars


We are looking forward to you joining us for the next round of the DAA Group Quality Seminars held in Wellington, Christchurch and Auckland.

The theme of the July seminars is Quality Improvement in Healthcare Services – What Influences Quality?
We are delighted to have Gillian Bohm, a senior representative from the Health, Quality and Safety Commission whose priority is to reduce patient harm from healthcare associated infections, surgery, medication and falls. The Commission’s national patient safety campaign focuses on reducing harm in these areas. Gillian will talk about their main work programmes, the national patient safety campaign and planned future work. She will be joined by Cate Tyrer, a quality practitioner talking about developing a culture of quality in your organisation. Finally Ngaere Dawson, will speak about lessons learned from consumers and how to make the most of feedback.
Wellington Monday 25th July
Amora Hotel
170 Wakefield Street

Christchurch Tuesday 26th July
Commodore Airport Hotel
449 Memorial Avenue

Auckland Friday 29th July
Novotel Auckland Airport
Auckland International Airport
Ray Emery Drive

Registration 8am-9am
Welcome 9am-9:15am

Car Parking
Christchurch – Free parking at the venue.
Wellington – Covered parking next door to Amora Hotel at James Smith Carpark, 148-152 Wakefield Street. Early bird parking is $13 (in before 10am and out before 7pm). Otherwise there is limited valet parking at Amora Hotel for $25.
Auckland – Free parking for attendees at carpark A (short term, uncovered), situated opposite the international terminal behind the hotel. The Novotel conference staff on level 2 will exchange your ticket for a free one to use on exit.

We look forward to seeing you all there. If you have any queries please contact the Christchurch office on 0508 246 776



Crushing Guide for Oral Medications for Residential Aged Care

Waitemata DHB has released a guide for crushing oral medications for residents with swallowing difficulties in residential aged care. We know those of you that work in aged care may be interested in this. Please click on the pdf link below to read and download the document. If you have any queries about the content of the document, please contact Waitemata DHB directly.

Crushing Guide for Oral Medications