This introduction, by Geraint Martin, includes PDF download links for the first two white papers in the series. Sir Mansel Aylward will be speaking about the white papers in the Innovation Lab, Ko Awatea, on Monday 20 August at 10am. Details here.
Creating Best in Class Services
Counties Manukau District Health Board is on a pathway towards transformational change which seeks to improve its health services so they are as good as, or better than comparable services elsewhere in the world. Ko Awatea is at the forefront of this change process and is well positioned to play a leadership role.
As part of this leadership role, Ko Awatea will be producing a series of White Papers designed to address major issues in the ongoing healthcare improvement work as they arise. They will bring together innovative approaches, real-life experiences and top thought-leaders to provide concise summaries of key points in the improvement agenda.
The first in this series results from Professor Sir Mansel Aylward’s work during his time at Ko Awatea as the the First Ko Awatea Stevenson Visiting Professor. For three months in early 2012 Sir Mansel’s task was to identify the key challenges facing CMDHB and to provide us with recommendations on a way forward to address the challenges so that CMDHB can deliver best in class services to constituents.
Sir Mansel worked closely with Ko Awatea’s Jonathon Gray and with Pam Muth from KPMG. Together they produced the first two White Papers in the series:
- A Case for Change: Moral Obligation and Pursuit of Quality (click here to download PDF)
- Establishing an Independent Commentator Panel (click here to download PDF)
In ‘A Case for Change’ the authors provide a compelling case for change, suggest a way forward to address the challenges, and propose a plan of action. White Paper number 2 ‘Establishing an Independent Commentator Panel’ follows on from the recommendations made in the first paper and provides in some considerable detail proposals for the establishment and functions of the panel which would act as an ‘Independent Commentator’. The third paper in the series is currently being written and will detail a proposal to establish a Leadership Academy – this also follows-on from the recommendations made in the first paper.
I am pleased to introduce the Ko Awatea White Paper series and hope that you will find them interesting, challenging and thought provoking. After all, the purpose of a White Paper series of this type is to provide an avenue for different ways of thinking about and tackling the key challenges to bring about tangible benefits for staff, the people they serve, and their communities.
CEO, Counties Manukau DHB