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International Forum on Quality & Safety in Healthcare 2021

8 Sep 2021, Health Quality & Safety Commission

The International Forum in the Asia Pacific Region showcases internationally recognised keynotes and addresses regional needs, bringing the best of international learning to the region.

Open Forum: Resilient health care - embracing the future

4 Mar 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.

Lack of support a major hurdle when faced with a rare disease

25 Feb 2021, Partners in Care

Lack of awareness and support are two of the biggest hurdles faced by consumers and whānau affected by a rare disease, disorder or health condition. This Sunday 28 February is international Rare Disease Day which raises awareness for rare diseases.

PMMRC webinar: Doing things differently

23 Feb 2021, Perinatal & Maternal Mortality Review Committee

This webinar presents perinatal and maternal mortality and morbidity data from the Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee’s 14th Annual Report.

Urgent action needed to address ongoing inequity in maternity sector

16 Feb 2021, Perinatal & Maternal Mortality Review Committee

Babies of Māori, Pacific and Indian mothers are still more likely than babies of New Zealand European mothers to die in pregnancy or within the first 28 days, the Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee 14th report shows.

Orthopaedic data collection made simpler

9 Feb 2021, Infection Prevention & Control

The Health Quality & Safety Commission has approved an option for district health boards to transition to ‘light surveillance’ for the orthopaedic surgical site infection improvement programme.

Commission farewells outgoing consumer advocate

5 Feb 2021, Partners in Care

The Health Quality & Safety Commission thanks outgoing consumer network and consumer advisory group member, Martine Abel-Williamson, for the valuable contribution she has made to the Commission's work programmes over the past seven years.

An example of effective consumer engagement by HUCHS

28 Jan 2021, Primary Care

In September 2020, the Hutt Union and Community Health Service (HUCHS) launched Te Kete Hauora Patient Advisory Team Workbook which has proven to be an innovative and successful tool in gathering high quality feedback and engagement.