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Health Quality & Safety Commission | News
December 2014 'Medication Safety Watch' out now
The December 2014 edition of Medication Safety Watch is now available online.
Committee calls for radical change towards family violence
The fourth report from the Family Violence Death Review Committee (FVDRC) calls for a radical change in the way New Zealand responds to its most dangerous and chronic cases of family violence.
Report reveals surgical death rates
Media release from the Perioperative Mortality Review Committee regarding the release of the third report on death rates from surgery and anaesthesia.
Report backs up link between smoking, obesity and stillbirth
Media release from the Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee showing further evidence of the link between smoking, obesity and stillbirth.
World Hand Hygiene Day - 5 May
No action today; no cure tomorrow! Support the World Health Organization’s global 5 May ‘call to action’ and highlight the important role that hand hygiene plays in preventing the spread of antimicrobial resistant germs.
Surgical Safety Checklist features on TV3
3News featured a story on its Firstline show about the importance of using the surgical safety checklist.
Partners in Care presenters on working with consumers and co-design
On 14 April 2014, the Health Quality & Safety Commission hosted the Partners in Care: Show and tell symposium. The day was an opportunity for providers and consumers from across health and disability services to share their expertise and knowledge.
Serious Adverse Events Report 2012–13
The Health Quality & Safety Commission has released the 2012–13 report of serious adverse events (SAEs) reported by district health boards (DHBs) and other health providers.
Partners in Care: Consumers and clinicians co-designing services
The Commission is pleased to announce it will deliver an eight month programme for consumers and providers to learn about experience based design (EBD).
New health data will help drive improvements in patient safety
The publication of new health data will encourage district health boards (DHBs) to consistently put in place steps to improve patient safety, says Professor Alan Merry, Chair of the Health Quality & Safety Commission.