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Health Quality & Safety Commission | News
First DHB signs pledge to improve patient safety
Tairawhiti District Health’s decision to become the first district health board in New Zealand to sign a certificate pledging support for the new national patient safety campaign has been welcomed by Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew.
Health literacy in community pharmacy
The Health Quality & Safety Commission is conducting a survey to assist with health literacy demonstration project taking place in two community pharmacies.
BMJ editorial: Let the patient revolution begin
This editorial, published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) recently, discusses the need to work in partnership with patients to improve health care.
Interim results of the April Falls national quiz
This document gives a quick interim overview of the results and answers to the April Falls quiz.
New campaign encourages health sector to be Open for better care
A national patient safety campaign focusing on reducing harm in the areas of falls, surgery, healthcare associated infections and medication is being launched in Auckland today.
New national patient safety campaign launched
A new national patient safety campaign aimed at saving lives and reducing harm is being launched today by Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew.
New Zealand Tall Man lettering list
Work on the Tall Man lettering list has started. Over 280 pairs of confusable medicines names have been submitted by health professionals and organisations in New Zealand for review.
National Global Trigger Tool workshop
Overview and resources from the Global Trigger Tool workshop held in Auckland on 19 April.
May 2013 'Medication Safety Watch' out now
The May 2013 edition of the Medication Safety Watch is now available. This bulletin is for health professionals and health care managers working with medicines or patient safety.
Health Workforce NZ May 2013 Stakeholder Bulletin
The Health Workforce NZ May 2013 Stakeholder Bulletin is available online now.