Designing and delivering a new primary care education service during a time of COVID has not been without its challenges.
The He Ako Hiringa team has been spread far and wide, from our sector engagement lead Anna Mickell in Queenstown and the health data folk at Airmed in Dunedin, to our clinical education lead Andrea Copeland in Whangārei.
With lockdown complications, some of the new recruits didn’t get to meet each until well into the project.
Service delivery manager Tyler Brady was a team of one in the Auckland office for three months before clinical writer Alice McRae came along.
And still, the cancellation of a important stakeholder consultation meeting in Wellington due to COVID means many of the He Ako Hiringa team are yet to meet each other in person.
Co-designing with key sector representatives was also difficult. Many of our most valuable contributors were busy with Covid equity responses and we are still feeling humbled that they made time for our project.