Section 1: Tikanga tūroro | Patient rights

Indicator 1: Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights 1996.

The Health Quality & Safety Commission (HQSC) have released a booklet (three steps to better health literacy - a guide for health professionals') to help health professionals communicate with patients and families. 

Indicator 5.1: Document in the Patient Management System (PMS) when and what clinical information is provided.

The clinical notes review of 10 patient records for this indicator can be re-used for Indicator 12.1 Patient records

Section 3: Wheako whaiaro | Patient experience

Indicator 7.1: Participate in the Health Quality and Safety Commission’s (HQSC) Primary Care Patient Experience Survey (PES) to understand patients experience of care.

When feedback is received, triage the themes and determine if there are opportunities for quality improvement. Prioritise according to practice consensus.  Implementation timelines will depend on the priority.
Where there are no enrolled patients i.e. student health centres, alternative surveys need to be approved or endorsed.

Section 5: Tikanga ahurea | Population diversity

Indicator 9. Responsiveness to diversity

See HQSC reference material

Section 6: Pārongo tūroro | Patient information

Indicator 10: Patient information system 

Patient information system will be changes to practice information system 

Indicator 10.1

This indicator relates to PMS however also applies to hard copies of patient information.  Privacy policies and data management policies can be used as evidence.

Indicator 12: Patient records

MCNZ are leading a consultation on management of patient records.  This consultation may result in a change to this indicator.

Indicator 12.1: Ensure that electronic patient records contain information to identify the patient and document

The clinical notes review of 10 patient records for this indicator can be re-used for Indicator 5.1 Patient rights

Section 9: Taputapu | Medical equipment and resources

Indicator 22.1

Clarification for Indicator 22 and Appendix 1 - Yes, an AED is required in the practice.

Indicator 23.1

Please note: The Ministry of Health are undertaking consultation and have indicated the requirements of Vaccine Storage and Transportation will change.

Section 12: Tikanga ohotata | Risk management

Indicator 27. Infection and health care waste

Adverse events - view reference material


New section to be added

All emergency and resuscitation equipment is available including:

  • Airways and/or laryngeal masks – varied sizes, paediatric to adult
  • Ambubag and masks – both paediatric to adult of both
  • Emergency bag/trolley
  • IV equipment – set up and infusion
  • Oxygen
  • Saline – any one of eg Pentaspan/crystalloid
  • tourniquet