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Regional infection prevention and control meetings
The Health Quality & Safety Commission, in partnership with Hand Hygiene New Zealand (HHNZ), the Surgical Site Infection improvement (SSII) Programme and local clinical champions, hosted regional infection prevention and control (IPC) meetings in Auckland
Maori talk about their health experiences
The Health Quality & Safety Commission has partnered with Te Awa Hauora Marae at Hawke’s Bay District Health Board (DHB) to develop a series of Māori health-focused videos.
Newly formed Northland Health Consumer Council boosts partnership
Communication between Northland District Health Board (DHB) and the public is about to run smoother courtesy of the region’s first Northland Health Consumer Council.
December 2014 'Medication Safety Watch' out now
The December 2014 edition of Medication Safety Watch is now available online.
Quad bike and other off-road vehicle accidents second largest cause of child recreational deaths
A report into the deaths of children in motorcycle, quad bike and other ‘off-road vehicle’ accidents is calling for cross-sector collaboration to tackle what is the country’s second largest cause of recreational death for those aged under 15.
Further rollout of community electronic prescriptions
Almost all New Zealand’s pharmacies are now connected to the New Zealand ePrescription Service (NZePS), with the few remaining pharmacies expected to be connected by the end of the year.
Latest quarter quality and safety markers data available
The Health Quality & Safety Commission has released quality and safety markers data for the July to September 2014 quarter.
December 2014 'Let's Talk Triggers' out now
The December 2014 edition of Let's Talk Triggers, a quarterly newsletter from the Commission's Global Trigger Tools programme containing updates, trigger tool tips, featured articles and other items on patient safety.
Safety checks for swimming pools help prevent drowning
Is the latch on the gate to your swimming pool working properly? Are there any parts of the fence small children might crawl under? Checking these and other aspects of a pool is one of the things New Zealanders can do to help children stay safe...
Safe sleeping practices for babies reduce risk of infant death
It is never too early for parents and parents-to-be to learn about safe sleeping practices for babies, says the Health Quality & Safety Commission.