Learn more about the different work programmes the Commission has.
The way we think about safety in the health sector has changed over recent years. We are increasingly recognising the health care system is a complex system that constantly adapts to change.
Te rōpū tohutohu rautaki ārai mate
Infection prevention and control
The Commission’s national Infection prevention and control (IPC) programme aims to improve patient outcomes by reducing the incidence and impact of healthcare associated infections (HAIs) within the New Zealand health and disability sector.
Te āhua o te kaitātaki me ngā mahi ka taea
Leadership and capability
Our quality improvement science education and training courses provide skills to address local improvement challenges, as well as building ability to draw on what is available nationally.
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Read the latest news from the Commission.
Issue #18 | news from the Health Quality & Safety Commission
Read issue #18 of our newsletter which contains updates, news and events from our work streams and programmes.
Updated national adverse events policy released
The updated national adverse events policy was released on 10 February 2023 to health sector providers ahead of implementation effective from 1 July 2023.
Consumer health forum Aotearoa update – February 2023
The February 2023 update about the consumer health forum Aotearoa, from the Health Quality & Safety Commission's He Hoa Tiaki | Partners in Care programme, is now available.
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- Healing, learning and improving from harm: National adverse events policy 2023 | Te whakaora, te ako me te whakapai ake i te kino: Te kaupapa here ā-motu mō ngā mahi tūkino 2023
- E-learning module: Human Factors | Ngā Āhua Tangata
- Surgery and risk in Aotearoa New Zealand 2022 | Te pōkanga me te tūponotanga i Aotearoa
Aukatia te noho punanga: Noho haumanu, tū rangatira mō te tokomaha
National hui on Zero seclusion: Safety and dignity for all
Registrations for this national hui will be open until 14 February 2023.
Ō mātou reo: Te huarahi ki pae ora
Our voices: The journey to healthy futures
The Health Quality & Safety Commission’s He Hoa Tiaki | Partners in Care team is hosting a one-day forum on 25 May 2023 in Ōtautahi Christchurch. It will focus on te huarahi ki pae ora | the journey to healthy futures.
Restorative responses: Healing, learning and improving after harm
Have you observed or been affected by health care harm? Consider attending this interactive hui to learn more about restorative responses to health care harm.