CORNERSTONE® Simplification and Quality Team update

21 May 2019

Hello everyone,

Following on from my last update, I’m pleased to report that we’ve had 36 practices sign up to participate in a pilot of the draft Foundation Standard module. It’s great to see a range of practices interested – small, medium, large, urban and rural. This will help us to ensure the final Foundation Standard module meets the needs of all types of practices.
Even if the pilot isn’t for you, we’d still like to get your feedback on the draft Foundation Standard module. Please send your comments to

Quality Team update 

Newly appointed Head of Quality 

Lucia Bercinskas has been appointed Head of Quality – which is great news for our team and the College. Lucia brings a range of quality experience in the healthcare sector and has been working at the College for two years as our Senior Quality Advisor.

Senior Quality Advisor vacancy

With the appointment of Lucia to Head of Quality, we are now advertising to fill her previous role. This is a permanent, full-time role, based in Wellington and we’re looking for someone who has worked in the area of quality and general practice.

The successful candidate will advise the College and general practices on the development of quality standards, their implementation, and certification against our standards. 

If you’re interested, you can view the full advert, position description, and application form on our website. Applications close next Wednesday, 29 May at 5.00pm. To apply, please email your application form, letter and CV to

If you have any contacts you think may be interested in applying for this role, please feel free to forward them this information. 

What's next

  • CORNERSTONE® Teaching Practice module: we will shortly be sending out the draft module along with an invitation to pilot.
  • CORNERSTONE® Continuous Quality Improvement and General Practice modules: we’ve been working with our expert advisory group to finalise these modules, and we’re expecting to send these out in June along with an invitation to join the pilot.


If you have any questions about the project or the pilot, please email 

Kind regards,

Steve Kelly
Project Manager
Foundation and CORNERSTONE® Simplification Project