Cultural Competence, Partnership and Health Equity – Consultation on Revised Documents


We are reviewing our existing statements on Cultural Competence and Best practices when providing care to Māori patients and their whānau in partnership with Te Ohu Rata O Aotearoa (Te ORA).

We welcome your feedback. This consultation is open until 5pm on Wednesday 10 July 2019.

We are reviewing these documents as part of Council’s work to protect the public by supporting doctors to improve their cultural competence. Our view is that by further improving the cultural competence of the workforce, it will create greater health equity and improve health outcomes for all cultural groups, with a focus on Māori as tāngata whenua.

The existing statements on Cultural competence and Best practices when providing care to Māori patients and their whānau were last reviewed in 2006. Both documents have been revised to reflect current guidance and to provide greater clarity on the required standards of cultural competence and provision of culturally-safe care.

The draft revised documents we would like feedback on are:

  • Statement on cultural competence and the provision of culturally-safe care (Appendix 1)
  • Achieving best health outcomes for Māori: a resource (Appendix 2)

You will find links at the bottom of the page to the consultation document (including feedback questions) and to the draft revised documents. Please review the documents and provide your views either by completing the online survey , or if you prefer, you can email us at: .

We look forward to receiving your comments by 10 July 2019.