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Mental health workshop with Lord Victor Adebowale

22 Nov 2017, Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement

Lord Victor Adebowale, CBE, Chief Executive of the health and social care organisation Turning Point* will be speaking at a workshop for mental health consumer representatives and service providers. Attendance is free.

Quality improvement scientific symposium 2017

14 Nov 2017, Improving Leadership & Capability

The only New Zealand scientific symposium focused specifically on the science of health and disability care improvement by highlighting research and methods.

Patient Safety Week (5–11 November 2017)

5 Nov 2017, Patient Safety Week

Patient Safety Week is a commitment to consumers and patients that our health services strive to provide the best and safest care possible, every time.

Educating patients about ‘leaky legs’ leads to award

17 Oct 2017, Improving Leadership & Capability

A project to help patients in the community understand their ‘leaky legs’ has seen a Wairarapa DHB community health nurse become the latest recipient of the Open for leadership awards.

Research award for Hip Fracture Registry

16 Oct 2017, Reducing Harm from Falls

The Australian & New Zealand Hip Fracture Registry was honoured with the Health Services Research Award at Research Australia’s annual Health and Medical Research Awards held in Melbourne last Thursday, 5 October 2017.

HDC Conference – registrations close 3 November 2017

16 Oct 2017, Adverse Events

The Health and Disability Commissioner conference on 13 November 2017 in Wellington is a ‘must attend’ for everyone who delivers health and disability care and champions the rights of consumers to get the best possible care, every time.

Quality improvement in primary care – a conference presentation

12 Oct 2017, Primary Care

Recently, Sally Nichol from Hutt Union Community Health Services and Sandy Bhawan from Te Awakairangi Health Network spoke at the PMAANZ conference about the experience, learnings and benefits gained from their Whakakotahi quality improvement project.

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Let’s get out and behind Mental Health Awareness Week

9 Oct 2017, Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement

Staff at the Health Quality & Safety Commission are being encouraged to ‘get out and into nature’ for at least an hour this week, to promote their mental health and wellbeing as part of Mental Health Awareness Week 2017.

Update on reducing Staphylococcus aureus related SSI collaborative

25 Sep 2017, Infection Prevention & Control

The Health Quality & Safety Commission has been working over the past year to review literature, propose potential bundle options, and gather feedback from the healthcare sector regarding a pre-operative anti-staphylococcal bundle

Community speaks up about mental health and addiction care

18 Sep 2017, Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement

Asking the question, ‘How can we improve services and outcomes for all?’ sparked vibrant debate and engagement from hundreds of people from across New Zealand’s mental health and addiction community during August.