Stephanie Fletcher works with the Central Cancer Network (CCN) in New Zealand as a Project Manager. Stephanie leads several projects that look at integrating consumer representation in to all service improvement across the cancer continuum.
Stephanie leads the CCN Consumer Representative group, established late 2009, to facilitate partnerships between clinicians and consumers across the cancer control continuum. She also facilitates the National Cancer Consumer Representative Advisory Group, established in March 2012, to provide advice in respect of support, recruitment, development and training needs of Cancer Consumer Representatives.
In 2011 Stephanie ran a series of workshops in the lower North Island on Health Service Co-design (the promotion of active involvement of both health professionals and consumers in service improvement) which were attended by over 250 health professionals and consumers.
Stephanie sits on the National Health IT Board and has a strong interest in the work being undertaken around ‘Connected Health in New Zealand by 2014’.
Stephanie is working towards her Master of Science, majoring in Psychology with a Health Endorsement. She recently completed her practicum titled ‘What prevents health professionals engaging with consumer representatives in service improvement in New Zealand’. She will continue this theme with her thesis, specifically looking at cancer health professionals.
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