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Health Quality & Safety Commission | News
July 2015 'Focus on Falls' out now
The July 2015 issue of Focus on Falls, a quarterly publication for everyone interested in understanding and preventing falls in older people, is now available online.
Lessons from aviation safety – keeping it fresh with hobbits
Passenger safety on commercial airlines has greatly improved, and there is much health can learn from the systems put in place to bring about this change. The World Health Organization surgical safety checklist is modelled on aviation’s checklists, design
New DHB guide for consumer engagement
The Health Quality & Safety Commission's Partners in Care programme has released a new guide promoting consumer engagement in New Zealand district health boards (DHBs).
New Atlas looks at infection and antibiotic use after surgery
The Health Quality & Safety Commission’s newest Atlas of Healthcare Variation domain offers a look into the rate of infection and community antibiotic use after surgery.
Falls assessment rates improve in latest QSM update
The Health Quality & Safety Commission’s latest quality and safety marker (QSM) quarterly data shows falls assessment rates are continuing to improve. The update covers QSM data from January–March 2015.
Health Quality and Safety Indicators update June 2015
The 2015 update of the Health Quality & Safety Commission's health quality and safety indicators, is now available on our website.
IAP2 annual co-design symposium
IAP2 is hosting its annual New Zealand engagement symposium in Auckland on 22 and 23 July 2015 at the Heritage Hotel.
Report shows significant reduction in stillbirths
The Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee’s (PMMRC’s) ninth annual report shows there was one death for every 100 babies born in New Zealand in 2013.
WHO global hand hygiene survey
The World Health Organization (WHO) has extended an invitation to the Health Quality & Safety Commission to participate in the global hand hygiene self-assessment framework survey.
Upcoming surgical safety culture survey
Surgical teams will soon be invited to participate in the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s surgical safety culture survey.