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Cultural competence and equity focussed activities in primary care

30 months
Approved budget:
Associate Professor Rawiri Keenan
Health issue:
Other (generic health or health services)
Proposal type:
Foxley Fellowship
Lay summary
Cultural competence is a skill and attitude essential to effective communication and therefore effective, quality care. This is especially true in primary care/ general practice. All GP practices and staff in them have obligations for ongoing training and education in the areas of Cultural Competence and Treaty of Waitangi training. Additionally all practices must have a Māori health plan. This project will review these activities, reported on by GPs and practice staff as part of practice accreditation. It also looks at associated learning activities which form part of the GP training programme. Reviewing these activities will inform future recommendations on the training requirements of primary care teams.