Midland MH&A Projects 17/18

Midland Eating Disorders Expert Advice Implementation

The Midland Eating Disorder (ED) model of care was signed off by the Ministry of Health in February 2018. Prior to the development of the new Midland ED model of care, tertiary level ED support was provided to the Midland region by Auckland DHB.

Implementation of the new model across the Midland region is expected by July 1st 2018. The Midland ED project requires key DHB stakeholders to clarify how the ED expert advisory service framework will be operationalised across the region and the identification of the support components to be provided by Waikato DHB. Regional support will be formalised by a Service Level Agreement.

The project will provide:

  1. Clarity on how the hybrid Expert Advice will work across the region
  2. Identify what support components will be provided
  3. Develop Service Level Agreement
  4. Identify Costings

Please click to view 'Project Scope' and 'April Report'

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Midland Workforce Action Plan 2018-2021

The Midland Region MH&A Workforce Action Plan (2018-21), follows on from the region’s 2015-18 plan.  All initiatives outlined in the former plan were completed to a high standard and affected change in a number of areas.  The 2018-21 plan builds upon the achievements delivered through the former plan and aligns itself to current and recent developments in policy and practice.

The Health Workforce New Zealand, Mental Health and Addiction Workforce Action Plan (MoH, 2017), lays out the expected direction for workforce development for the Mental Health and Addiction sector.  The plan has four priority areas, each of which has three to four actions.  To ensure that our plan delivers the best possible results, the Midland Regional Mental Health and Addiction (MRMH&A) Workforce Leadership Network agreed to select one significant action from each priority area.

Please click here to read the plan.

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As requested by the Mental Health & Addiction regional Clinical Governance network, a survey was undertaken to ascertain if the investment in Co-existing Problems (CEP) training undertaken over the last five years was value for money.  

This document is an analysis of the survey conducted across the Midland Region through the latter part of 2017.

Whilst the response rate was lower than we had hoped, the consideration that went into the responses produced very useful information.  This will help to shape future workforce development in this crucial area.  Click here to read the report.

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Midland Substance Addiction Compulsory Assessment Treatment Implementation Reports


To ensure the Midland region is prepared and ready for the new Substance Addiction Compulsory Assessment Treatment Legislation Act commencing on the 21 February 2018 the Midland Regional Workforce Lead, Steve Neale and Regional Director, Eseta Nonu-Reid ran a series of implementation workshops across the five DHB areas.  This assistance will enable the DHB areas to deliver services that comply with SACAT, when it commences. 

The workshops aimed at increasing participant knowledge about SACAT and to share practice, in order to encourage service providers to work together as cohesively as possible.  The workshops created an opportunity for the local sector to have input into planning and implementation.

From the workshops all information was gathered and implementation reports were transcribed for all the five Midland DHBs including a regional report which provides a summary of the workshops, key findings and recommendations - please refer to the below links to access reports.

SACAT Workshop Reports