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Health Quality & Safety Commission | News
New e-Incident management project kicks into action!
Work has now commenced on a new electronic incident management system for South Island DHBs; a project which promises to improve patient safety outcomes and support a reduction in all types of risk for DHB patients, staff and visitors across the region.
Consumer representatives for National Stroke Network
The National Stroke Network is seeking one or two consumer representatives to join its group that provides clinical leadership guiding the provision of stroke services in New Zealand district health boards.
Safety considerations for parents when purchasing second-hand infant sleep products
This post from the Trade Me Trust & Safety blog covers safety considerations for parents when purchasing second-hand infant sleep products.
Consumer advisors sought for National Health Board First Specialist Assessment programme
The electives team within the National Health Board (NHB) is seeking two consumer advisors to become members of the First Specialist Assessment (FSA) programme.
Hospital patients urged to give feedback
Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew is urging hospital patients to take part in a new survey asking them for feedback on their health care.
Applications for consumer representation on the new National Renal Transplant Leadership Team
The National Health Board is seeking two consumer representatives as ex officio members of a new National Renal Transplant Leadership Team (NRTLT)
Health Quality & Safety Commission e-update, Issue #35 online now
Issue #35 of the Health Quality & Safety Commission's e-update is now available online.
Update from the Medication Safety programme: August 2014
An update from the Commission's Medication Safety programme team about upcoming activities including the medication safety forum, the Open for better care campaign focus, the safe use of opioids collaborative and a new alert about metoprolol.
Perioperative harm proof of concept trial underway
Waikato District Health Board (DHB), Lakes DHB and Southern Cross Hospital in Auckland are participating in the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s perioperative harm proof of concept project.
Legislative change supports further work on the New Zealand electronic Prescription Service
New legislative changes will allow prescriptions for controlled drugs to be generated electronically instead of handwritten.