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Health Quality & Safety Commission | News
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.
Whakakotahi – primary care quality improvement challenge
The Health Quality & Safety Commission is increasing its focus on primary care and community services, aged residential care and disability services.
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.
Health Quality & Safety Commission e-update, Issue 49 online now
Issue 49 of the Health Quality & Safety Commission's e-update is now available online.
Conversations that Count Day – Get them talking!
On 16 April, New Zealand ‘Conversations that Count Day’ is being held – a national day to raise awareness about advance care planning.
Scholarships for infection prevention & control quality improvement training
The Health Quality & Safety Commission in partnership with ACC is offering scholarships for district health board (DHB) infection prevention and control (IPC) practitioners to participate in a quality improvement course.
Agencies need to change response to family violence
The Family Violence Death Review Committee (FVDRC) says agencies must take more responsibility for the safety of family violence victims, rather than expecting victims to keep themselves safe from abusive partners.