|RFx ID :||19685643|
|Tender Name :||Advance Care Planning Communications Campaign|
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|Open Date :||Wednesday, 2 May 2018 9:00 AM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)|
|Close Date :||Thursday, 31 May 2018 5:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)|
|Tender Type :||Request for Proposals (RFP)|
|Tender Coverage :||Sole Agency [?]|
|Required Pre-qualifications :||None|
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The Health Quality & Safety Commission (the Commission) seeks proposals from individuals or organisations with the skills and expertise to create a campaign to raise the awareness of advance care planning in New Zealand.
The campaign is part of a five-year strategy for advance care planning that includes promotion, resource development, training, monitoring and evaluation, and implementation. See the Commission website for the 5-year strategy. More information about advance care planning (ACP) is available on the ACP website.
The aims of the campaign are to:
• create a dialogue with the general public about the need to discuss future health care planning and end-of-life issues
• encourage the public to develop an advance care plan.
The Commission leads and coordinates work across the health and disability sector to improve the quality and safety of health and disability services.
It has responsibility for leading the national advance care planning programme, with funding from 18 out of the 20 DHBs to do this until the end of December 2019.
Advance care planning gives everyone the chance to say what is important to them and how they want to be cared for now and in the future. It helps people understand what the future might hold and to say what treatment they would and would not want towards the end of their life. It helps people, their families/whānau and their health care teams plan for future and end-of-life care.
This makes it much easier for families/whānau and health care providers to know what the person would want – particularly if they can no longer speak for themselves.
National advance care planning activities have two main components:
1. Management of the national ACP programme, including governance, policy, development, promotion, consumer engagement, and resource development
2. Delivery of ACP training – providing training at different levels to support health care staff to communicate effectively with consumers/families/whānau and each other. This includes a training support function, working with DHBs to help them implement ACP. More information about the training can be found at https://www.hqsc.govt.nz/our-programmes/advancecareplanning/