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High opioid prescription numbers a prompt for investigation
The Health Quality & Safety Commission says figures showing a continuing increase in the prescription of powerful opioids are a prompt for hospitals and primary health care providers to take a close look at their prescribing.
Health Quality & Safety Commission e-update, Issue 53 online now
Issue 53 of the Health Quality & Safety Commission's e-update is now available online.
Accident highlights the need to share your advance care plan
Dr Heather Robertson has always been passionate about advance care planning (ACP) – the process of thinking about, talking about and planning for future health care and end of life care.
Celebrating the 'Open for better care' campaign
After three years, the 'Open for better care' campaign has drawn to a close. Please enjoy this light-hearted – but very heart-felt – thank you from the staff at the Health Quality & Safety Commission.
Health Quality & Safety Commission e-update, Issue 52 online now
Issue 52 of the Health Quality & Safety Commission's e-update is now available online.
Abstract submissions open for quality improvement scientific symposium
The Health Quality & Safety Commission is accepting poster and rapid-fire presentation abstracts for the 2016 quality improvement scientific symposium. Abstract submissions close on 9 August and can be made on the Commission website.
MORSim rollout to start in November
The Health Quality & Safety Commission is supporting MORSim (Multidisciplinary Operating Room Simulation) – a national training intervention programme for surgical teams.
Hear powerful short talks delivered by innovators from health and related fields at 2016 APAC Forum
After it's successful launch at last year's APAC Forum, InSight talks are back. InSight is a series of rapid-fire short talks, which are complementary with APAC Forum registration.
Adverse drug reaction reporting in primary care
The NZ Pharmacovigilance Centre (NZPhvC) and the Health Quality & Safety Commission (the Commission) are working together to get a better sense of the safety of primary care medication systems.
ACC invests $30m to reduce falls and fractures for older New Zealanders
An investment of $30.5 million over four years by ACC, to support new and existing initiatives aimed at preventing falls and resulting injuries, has been welcomed by ACC Minister Nikki Kaye and Minister for Seniors Maggie Barry.