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Eminent surgeon to lead new trauma network

23 May 2012

Mr Ian Civil has been appointed Network Clinical Leader of a new Major Trauma National Clinical Network. The new network aims to ensure that the very best level of care is provided consistently across New Zealand to severely injured people.

First meeting of the Cancer Consumer Representative Advisory Group

23 May 2012, Partners in Care

The inaugural meeting of the Cancer Consumer Representative Advisory Group was held in March. The group has been set up to provide advice on the support, recruitment, development and training for cancer consumer representatives across the cancer spectrum.

UK study finds one in 20 prescriptions contain errors

16 May 2012, Medication Safety

Researchers examining prescriptions from GP practices in England found that while most errors were classed as mild to moderate, one in 550 prescriptions contained a serious error.

Breakthrough Series College

16 May 2012, Other Topics

A professional development programme designed to prepare people to perform the key roles of Project Manager and Improvement Advisor

Care Rationing, Missed Care Seminar

16 May 2012

The Safe Staffing Healthy Workplaces Unit is offering a national symposium on the phenomenon of Care Rationing/Missed Care. The guest presenter is Dr Beatrice Kalisch, Professor Nursing, University of Michigan

Commission hosts workshops

15 May 2012

The Health Quality & Safety Commission recently hosted workshops on consumer engagement and reducing costs through quality improvement.

Healthcare Leadership for Challenging Times

14 May 2012

Healthcare Leadership for Challenging Times: Reducing costs through quality improvement and innovation is a practical workshop for improvement leaders seeking to deliver change that works.

Paper supports focus on hospitals’ hand hygiene

11 May 2012, Infection Prevention & Control

A paper published today in the New Zealand Medical Journal supports a focus on improving hand hygiene in hospitals to reduce hospital-acquired infections.

Paper supports focus on hospitals’ hand hygiene

11 May 2012, Infection Prevention & Control

A paper published today in the New Zealand Medical Journal supports a focus on improving hand hygiene in hospitals to reduce hospital-acquired infections.