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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.

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.

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Plan helps whānau face an uncertain future

17 Dec 2020, Advance Care Planning

Two months ago, Tahu Hikuroa died of an aggressive brain tumour leaving behind wife Jo and two young sons. As they navigated their way through numerous treatments, they found that doing an advance care plan helped them face tough decisions.

Palace of Care – Farewell to Perlin Soong

11 Dec 2020, Advance Care Planning

Dr James Jap is a palliative care specialist working in Auckland. In his blog, originally published on Palliverse, he shares the story of Perlin Soong, a 32-year-old with metastatic cancer.

Advisory groups hold final meetings for 2020

9 Dec 2020, Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement

The Health Quality & Safety Commission’s mental health and addiction quality improvement programme's Māori advisory and consumer advisory groups held their final meetings for 2020 in Wellington last week.

Cheaper, better access needed for long-acting contraception

8 Dec 2020, Health Quality Intelligence

New data highlights low use of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC). The data is part of the new Atlas of Healthcare Variation domain on contraceptive use by women, released by the Health Quality & Safety Commission.

Mental health and addiction quality improvement programme update

3 Dec 2020, Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement

Highlights for the MHA quality improvement programme this month include the release of two powerful videos on consumers’ experiences of seclusion, and two well-attended and energising regional away-days for Zero seclusion project teams.

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.

Consumers’ experience of seclusion

1 Dec 2020, Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement

We are privileged to be able to share videos of two consumers’ experiences of seclusion. These are the first two in a series of at least six videos about mental health and addiction priority areas.