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Statement of Intent 2011 to 2014

13 Jul 2011, Health Quality & Safety Commission

The Health Quality & Safety Commission's Statement of Intent has been tabled in Parliament and is now available.

Greater awareness needed of risks for children around cars

13 May 2011, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

The Child and Youth Mortality Review Committee is calling for greater efforts and awareness to protect young children from the risks of slow moving vehicles, especially in household driveways.

Commission congratulates new Children's Commissioner

11 May 2011, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

The Health Quality & Safety Commission congratulates Hawke’s Bay paediatrician Russell Wills on his appointment as the new Children’s Commissioner.

Nurses key to health quality and safety

11 May 2011, Infection Prevention & Control

Nurses are at the forefront of quality and safety issues in health care settings, and are quality improvement leaders within the clinical team, says Dr Janice Wilson, Chief Executive of the Health Quality & Safety Commission.

World Hand Hygiene Day - Clean Hands Save Lives

5 May 2011, Infection Prevention & Control

The Health Quality & Safety Commission says World Hand Hygiene Day is a timely reminder of the importance of clean hands in combating healthcare-acquired infections.

Dr Janice Wilson on the quality and safety challenge

28 Apr 2011, Partners in Care

Dr Janice Wilson has been Chief Executive of the Commission since mid-February 2011. Prior to this, she was Deputy Director-General in the Population Health Directorate of the Ministry of Health. In her first public comment since taking up her new role, s

Patient safety key to health systems

12 Apr 2011, Medication Safety

Professor Alan Merry, Chair of the Health Quality & Safety Commission, writes how increasing the involvement of pharmacists in managing patients' medications is one of the most cost-effective ways to improve medication safety.