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Health Quality & Safety Commission | News
Fight antibiotic resistance is focus of World Hand Hygiene Day
‘Fight antibiotic resistance – it’s in your hands’ is the theme of this year’s World Hand Hygiene Day on 5 May. The day is coordinated by the World Health Organization.
Waikato nurse wins emerging leader award
Waikato nurse Shane Werner is the first recipient of a new award for emerging health care leaders.
Safe Surgery update
The second Surgical Safety Culture Survey is underway, and news about planned co-design training and auditor training.
Congratulations to the successful Whakakotahi 2017 improvement projects
Late last year the Health Quality & Safety Commission introduced Whakakotahi – the primary care quality improvement challenge. Read more about the 2017 projects.
Primary care patient experience survey roadshows underway
The Commission and the Ministry of Health are undertaking nationwide roadshows to introduce the primary care patient experience survey to the sector.
National reportable events policy review consultation and feedback documents
The Health Quality & Safety Commission is carrying out a review of the National Reportable Events Policy 2012 and is seeking views on the proposed changes.
Save the date for World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2016
World Antibiotic Awareness Week is being held from 14–20 November 2016.
Waikato DHB's success with frontline ownership
Frontline ownership (FLO) is giving staff at Waikato District Health Board (DHB) a new way of improving patient care, and they are loving every minute of it.
Report finds small increased risk of death from weekend surgery
The latest report from the Perioperative Mortality Review Committee (POMRC) has found that there is a slightly greater likelihood that people will die following surgery, if that surgery is carried out in the weekend.
Report shows fewer child and youth deaths
New figures from the Child and Youth Mortality Review Committee (CYMRC) show deaths of children and young people continue to decline. In 2014, 488 children and young people aged 28 days to 24 years died, compared with 620 deaths in 2010.