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Bestselling US health writer Dr Atul Gawande gives Wellington public lecture
Dr Atul Gawande, one of the world’s biggest-selling and most influential health writers, is to give a public lecture in Wellington.
Feedback sought on DHB guide for engaging consumers
The Health Quality & Safety Commission's Partners in Care programme is developing a practical guide to help New Zealand district health boards improve their consumer engagement, particularly at policy and governance levels.
Commission forum a rare opportunity to hear and talk with Dr Atul Gawande
The Health Quality & Safety Commission is urging people working in the health and disability and aged care sectors to take full advantage of a rare opportunity to hear and talk with one of the world’s most respected and forward-thinking health communicato
February 2015 'Medication Safety Watch' out now
The February 2015 edition of Medication Safety Watch is now online.
Māori 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.
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.