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New portal for quality and safety marker data

22 Jan 2019, Health Quality Intelligence

The Commission has developed a new online portal to make it easier for district health boards (DHBs) to submit data for its quality and safety markers (QSMs).

Think twice about that medical test or treatment this summer

16 Jan 2019, Health Quality & Safety Commission

Summer in New Zealand is about days at the beach, the sound of cicadas and the smell of melting tar. But for some people it can also be synonymous with having skin rashes and sore knees and backs from gardening or backyard cricket; not to mention tennis..

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Commission calendar of events 2018

31 Dec 2018, Health Quality & Safety Commission

A link to the Health Quality & Safety Commission's calendar of upcoming events. This list will be updated on a regular basis.

Whakakotahi 2019 shortlist announced

10 Dec 2018, Primary Care

The shortlist of projects for the third round of Whakakotahi, the Commission’s initiative to develop quality improvement capability in primary care, has been announced.

Using 'nudges' to co-design improvements in patient care

28 Nov 2018, Partners in Care

The Partners in Care and medication safety teams have been working with Ogilvy, to develop low-cost interventions called 'nudges' to improve the lower-scoring areas of the national adult inpatient experience survey.

Porirua team wins Open for leadership award

28 Nov 2018, Building Leadership & Capability

A leadership team from the Porirua Union & Community Health Service is the latest recipient of a Commission Open for leadership award.

Thanks for another great Patient Safety Week!

28 Nov 2018, Patient Safety Week

A huge thank you to everyone who supported Patient Safety Week 2018. The week, which focused on infection prevention and control, and in particular good hand hygiene, ran from 4 to 10 November.