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International Forum on Quality & Safety in Healthcare 2020

7 Jun 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.

Ō tātou hiranga | What matters to us

2 Dec 2020, Advance Care Planning

The Health Quality & Safety Commission is hosting a shared decision-making and advance care planning virtual hui for health care workers and managers.

Urgent global action needed on the overuse of antibiotics

18 Nov 2020, Infection Prevention & Control

As a result of increasing levels of antimicrobial resistance, antibiotics and other antimicrobial medicines are becoming ineffective, and health workers and the public are urged to unite to take action.

Aotearoa Patient Safety Day webinar

17 Nov 2020, Aotearoa Patient Safety Day

The Health Quality & Safety Commission is hosting a webinar focusing on mental health and wellbeing, as part of activity for Te Rā Haumaru Tūroro o Aotearoa | Aotearoa Patient Safety Day 2020.

Director-General among those thanking COVID response health workers

17 Nov 2020, Aotearoa Patient Safety Day

Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield is among those thanking health care workers for their compassion and commitment during the recent crises in the health and disability sector, including the COVID-19 lockdown and ongoing response.

End of Life Choices Act

12 Nov 2020, Advance Care Planning

In the 2020 election, there was a majority ‘yes’ vote in the End of Life Choice referendum. You may be wondering what this will mean and how you might exercise your choice.

Choosing Wisely international update

12 Nov 2020, Health Quality & Safety Commission

Annually Choosing Wisely holds an international round table for up to two delegates for each Choosing Wisely country to share experiences and plan strategies.

Dr Don Berwick on addressing overuse in the new normal

3 Nov 2020, Health Quality & Safety Commission

Dr Don Berwick, President Emeritus and Senior Fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement has highlighted how health care systems and providers have an opportunity to learn and change in response to Covid-19.

#MedSafetyWeek 2020 urges reporting of adverse drug reactions

3 Nov 2020, Medication Safety

From 2 to 6 November 2020, medicines regulators around the globe will be joining forces to launch a social media campaign that raises awareness of adverse drug reactions. The theme for 2020 is ‘Your report matters’.