E ngā waka, E ngā mana, E ngā hau e whā. Tēnā Koutou Katoa.
  • Strengthening and consolidating Māori health providers, knowledge of the EQuIP programme including evaluation, self-assessment and benchmarking
  • Enabling networking and collaboration between organisations in order to facilitate comparison and benchmarking opportunities
Hui Programme Content       DAA leaf

EQuIP – Self Assessment  

  • Monitor progress
  • Identify gaps and note achievements
  • What is important to include in a self-assessment?
  • What are the benefits?


  • What does evaluation look like?
  • What are the important elements?
  • Where to from here?

Quality Improvement

  • Quality improvement tools and programmes (includes quality indicators)
  • Monitoring your performance and extending your gains
  • Extensive Achievement and Outstanding Achievement

Benchmarking and Comparisons (internal / external)

  • What to compare and measure
  • Determining best practice and achieving best outcomes
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Registrations are now closed



Host Venue:    Te Roopu Taurima O Manukau

Address:           519 Great South Road, Otahuhu, AUCKLAND

Parking:           Limited side street only. (See Map)

Cost:                  $230 per person or $172.50 for two or more attendees (including GST)


Cathy Cummings: Cathy is a Co-Director of The DAA Group.  Cathy has wide and in-depth experience in health and disability services, having worked in the health sector as a registered nurse in New Zealand, Australia and in the United Kingdom.

Cathy has extensive auditing and quality management experience in most sectors of health. She has managed a quality auditing agency for more than twenty years and has in-depth expertise in certification, accreditation, contracts and issues-based auditing.  She has completed many evaluations for the Ministry of Health and DHBs.  Cathy is acknowledged as being fair and non-threatening in her audit approach.

Cathy was a member of the committee for the national review of the Health and Disability Sector Standards and has previously been on the development committee for the Indicators for Safe Aged-care and Dementia-care for Consumers Workbook, the Audit Workbook and Guidance for Residential Services for People with Dementia, and the Fertility Services Standard and Audit Workbook.  More recently Cathy has been on the committee reviewing the Home and Community Standard.  Cathy is also a member of the Australian Council for Healthcare Standards committee and is an international surveyor for ISQua – the organisation that accredits the accreditor.

Joanna Harper: Joanna is registered general and obstetric nurse with a BA in music and sociology and a MBA.  In 1999 she established Harper Devine Ltd. which specialises in organisational development and leadership development.  Joanna has completed assignments in primary, secondary, and tertiary health care organisations within both the private and public sectors.

For the ten years prior to the establishment of Harper Devine, Joanna worked for the Hawke’s Bay District Health Board in a variety of nursing management roles, the last six as the Nurse Advisor.  For three years from 1997 until 1999 she was the chairperson of the Nurse Executives of New Zealand. In 1998 Joanna travelled to the United States on a Winston Churchill Fellowship where she studied nursing case management models. Joanna has worked as an auditor, surveyor and coordinator/team leader since 1997.

Joanna is currently using her many years of surveying experience to peer review both accreditation and Ministry of Health certification reports for the DAA Group.

Registrations close 9 November 2016