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Plan helps whānau face an uncertain future

21 Apr 2020, Advance Care Planning

Tahu Hikuroa has aggressive brain tumours that means his future is uncertain. But, having an advance care plan has helped Tahu and wife Jo to make some tough decisions and feel more in control about what lies ahead.

Victory Square Pharmacy wins health innovation award

17 Apr 2020, Primary Care

Congratulations to Nelson’s Victory Square Pharmacy. Its Whakakotahi quality improvement project to improve the physical health of people on opioid substitution treatment won the He Tangata/The People – team work with consumer engagement – award.

Serious Illness Conversation Guides training Q&A webinar

9 Apr 2020, talkingCOVID

The national Serious Illness Conversation Guide training team will be available as a panel to answer questions from clinicians about the Serious Illness Conversation Guides and the training on the talkingCOVID webpage.

Consumer network welcomes new members

27 Mar 2020, Partners in Care

The Health Quality & Safety Commission’s consumer network welcomed seven new members at a recent meeting held in Wellington.

Theme and activity for Patient Safety Day 2020

26 Mar 2020, Patient Safety Week

In 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced a new World Patient Safety Day, to be held annually on 17 September. From this year, New Zealand will align with the WHO’s campaign, instead of holding a separate awareness week in November.

Advance Care Planning Day postponed

19 Mar 2020, Advance Care Planning

In light of the rapidly developing and changing situation with COVID-19, the Health Quality & Safety Commission is postponing Advance Care Planning Day until later in the year. The day was to be held on Friday 3 April.