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Quality Improvement Scientific Symposium 2019

10 Oct 2019, Building Leadership & Capability

The Commission is hosting its 5th annual scientific symposium featuring keynote speakers, peer-reviewed papers, interactive sessions and learning and networking opportunities.

Design for Health Symposium 2019

19 Sep 2019, Health Quality & Safety Commission

The Design for Health Symposium 2019 is a gathering of perspectives to explore the emerging field of ‘Design for Health’—what it is, what the challenges are, and what the opportunities might be in the future.

International Forum on Quality & Safety in Healthcare

18 Sep 2019, 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.

Nudges to improve patient experience

19 Jul 2019, Partners in Care

Using insights from behavioural science, the Health Quality & Safety Commission worked with Ogilvy and Nelson Marlborough, Northland and Waikato district health boards (DHBs) to develop ‘nudges’ to respond to the lower-scoring areas of the national adult

Patient Safety Week | Wiki Haumaru Tūroro update

26 Jun 2019, Patient Safety Week

Planning for Patient Safety Week | Wiki Haumaru Tūroro (3–9 November 2019) continues. This year we are again partnering with ACC to promote the week. This year’s theme is ‘Improving communication by understanding implicit bias in health care’.

Commission proud to receive the Rainbow Tick

17 Jun 2019, Health Quality & Safety Commission

The Health Quality & Safety Commission is proud to be the latest organisation to receive the Rainbow Tick – a sign that we welcome, understand and value sexual and gender diversity.

Choosing Wisely must mean choosing equity

12 Jun 2019, Health Quality & Safety Commission

A paper published in the latest New Zealand Medical Journal says the Choosing Wisely campaign must ensure the message 'more is not necessarily better' does not inadvertently worsen the under-treatment for Māori and other groups.