Applications for 2019 Innovation Awards
will be opening at the end of April.
The BOPDHB Innovation Awards give employees and contractors an opportunity to showcase
innovative health initiatives completed the past two years. There is a focus on:
• New innovations which demonstrate local creativity
• Recognising individuals/groups/services positive contribution to quality improvement which make
a difference to health care consumers
• Communicating innovation and success to the DHB and wider community.
Keep an eye out on OnePlace for applications to open at the end of the month
shared across BOP health sector
By Christine Busby, Education Manager
Health staff working in the wider Bay of
Plenty health sector now have access
to some courses provided by our online
learning management system Te Whāriki
The courses on Te Whāriki ā Toi (formerly Midland Learning)
are created with the Bay of Plenty District Health Board
CARE values and strategic priorities in mind, thus ensuring
all learning will support us in achieving our vision of healthy,
thriving communities. Course content is created in partnership
with subject matter experts who make sure their content is
evidence-based, accurate, up to date, and of a high standard.
As part of the Strategic Health Services Plan, where we are
working as all-one-team, we are opening up access so that
our primary and community providers can access some of our
We are working with individual providers about what content
would be most useful, and how we can share knowledge and
resources, to enable all healthcare workers to have access to
our online modules.
Organisations who would like to access Te Whāriki ā Toi
will need to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with
the BOPDHB Education Team. So far, feedback from our
providers is supportive and we’re all looking forward to
working together more closely.
Some of the courses available include Disability
Responsiveness, Nursing Code of Conduct, and our suite
of Microsoft Office Just in Time lessons. We’re working with
HQSC and other DHBs about importing content that will be
helpful. If you are a course facilitator or you have content
within Te Whāriki ā Toi that you think may be relevant for the
wider community, either as it is, or with some minor tweaks –
let the Online Learning team know!
Te Whāriki ā Toi is the learning management system of the
Clinical Campus at the Bay of Plenty District Health Board.
We provide online learning to develop skills, knowledge and
competencies to ensure our staff can provide the best care to