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International Forum on Quality & Safety in Healthcare (Asia) 2021

25 Nov 2021, Health Quality & Safety Commission

Now taking place as a virtual conference, the International Forum Asia will showcase strategies from local experts and the international community, addressing regional needs and bringing the best of global learning to the region.

Open Forum: Resilient health care - embracing the future

23 Nov 2021, Health Quality & Safety Commission

An Open Forum featuring international and local speakers who specialise in concepts of resilient health care, and will share their understanding of implementing these concepts within primary and hospital care settings.

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Quality improvement scientific symposium 2021

17 Nov 2021, Building Leadership & Capability

The Health Quality & Safety Commission is hosting its 7th annual scientific symposium for health care quality improvement practitioners.

Using restorative approaches to heal and learn: Humanising harm

30 Jun 2021, Adverse Events

Have you observed or been affected by health care harm? For example, a complaint, adverse event, or conflict? Consider attending this hui to learn more about responding to health care harm using a restorative approach that embraces healing and learning.

International Forum on Quality & Safety in Healthcare (Europe) 2021

9 Jun 2021, Health Quality & Safety Commission

The virtual International Forum on Quality & Safety in Healthcare Europe will take place 9–11 June. It will showcase internationally recognised keynotes and addresses regional needs, bringing the best of international learning to the region.

World Hand Hygiene Day: A reminder against complacency

5 May 2021, Infection Prevention & Control

World Hand Hygiene Day on Wednesday 5 May is a reminder of the important role appropriate hand hygiene plays in preventing the spread of illnesses – from the flu to COVID-19.

Report finds inequities for Māori following major trauma

19 Apr 2021, Perioperative Mortality Review Committee

The Perioperative Mortality Review Committee (POMRC) is calling for district health boards (DHBs) to conduct an in-depth review into all cases of major trauma resulting in hospitalisation in Māori aged 15–18 years.

Reflecting on consumer partnership this World Hemophilia Day

16 Apr 2021, Partners in Care

Saturday 17 April 2021 is World Hemophilia Day. Deon York, senior programme manager for the Commission’s consumer engagement programme, reflects on what the day represents and how it can encourage us to improve health and wellbeing for all in Aotearoa.