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Health Quality & Safety Commission | News
Entries open for Value of Medicines Award
Medicines New Zealand is looking for nominations for its fourth annual Value of Medicines Award. The $20,000 prize will be presented to a researcher or clinician whose work shows the potential to improve the health of New Zealanders – and maybe even save
Medication Safety programme update
An update from the Commission's Medication Safety programme, covering the national medication safety forum, the Open campaign, safe use of opioids national collaborative, quality and safety markers and the departure of the clinical lead.
Patient experience indicators progress update: July 2014
The patient experience indicators programme is on schedule and progressing well towards having a national approach to collection, measurement and use of patient experience information implemented by mid-August for the first quarterly patient experience su
Save the date: Medication Safety Forum
The Health Quality & Safety Commission is excited to launch the high-risk medicine topic for the Open for better care campaign and safe use of opioids collaborative.
Diabetes atlas looks at diabetes care across DHBs
The Health Quality & Safety Commission has released a new Atlas of Healthcare Variation, looking at the quality of care provided to people with diabetes.
- Funding for consumers to attend the Australasian Long-Term Conditions Conference
Victorian Department of Health seeks Manager, Quality and Safety
The Victorian Department of Health is advertising for the position of Manager, Quality and Safety. This senior management role will lead programmes to support the quality and safety of health care in Victoria.
Committee welcomes new initiatives to help address family violence
The Family Violence Death Review Committee (FVDRC) welcomes announcements about the trial of an intensive case management service for family violence victims at risk of serious harm or death.
Figures show fall in time people spending in hospital for mental health reasons
A new way of looking at data has shown a fall in the time people spent in hospital for mental health reasons.
New data shows asthma rates vary between DHB
A new way of presenting data has found hospital admission rates for asthma and indicators of asthma management vary between district health boards (DHBs).