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Antibiotic Awareness Week focus on correct use of antibiotics
Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne says Antibiotic Awareness Week is a chance for New Zealanders to contribute to the global fight against antimicrobial resistance.
New Zealanders urged to go easy on their use of antibiotics
The Health Quality & Safety Commission has joined Australia, the United States, Canada and countries throughout Europe to highlight the problem of antimicrobial resistance and the need for responsible use of antibiotics.
National Health IT Board newsletter November 2014
The November 2014 issue of the National Health IT Board (NHITB) newsletter is now available online.
Wanganui Hospital CLAB free for 1030 days
Wanganui Hospital’s Critical Care Unit’s focus on prevention of central line associated bacteria (CLAB) and rigorous hygiene, has resulted in picc lines, central lines and portocaths being free of bacteria for 1030 days in a row.
CSC and Medtech collaborate on health care logistics innovation in New Zealand
Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), a global leader in next-generation IT services and solutions, and Medtech Global are collaborating to transform clinically driven logistics in New Zealand’s health care system.
Improving medication error reporting and learning in primary care
The Health Quality & Safety Commission and the New Zealand Pharmacovigilance Centre (NZPhvC) are encouraging wider reporting and learning from medication errors and near miss events in primary care.
Antibiotic Awareness Week 2014
During International Antibiotic Awareness Week (17-23 November 2014) the Health Quality & Safety Commission is joining colleagues in Australia, the UK, Canada, the US and European countries in raising awareness of the global threat of antimicrobial resist
First national patient experience results published
The Health Quality & Safety Commission today released results from the first national survey of hospital inpatients.
Commission launches consumer representative training guide
The Health Quality & Safety Commission has launched a new guide for training health and disability consumer representatives.
GPs’ role in preventing VTE in surgical patients
Blood clots and YOU is a new venous thromboembolism (VTE) brochure developed by Southern Cross Hospitals as a resource for GPs to share and discuss with patients going on to surgery.