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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.

Streamlining patient enrolment delivers extra benefits

29 May 2019, Primary Care

A project to improve the patient enrolment process at Whanganui’s Gonville Health and make it more patient-centred and culturally appropriate has achieved benefits beyond its intended aims.

Spend five to save lives

16 May 2019, Safe Surgery NZ

The Health Quality & Safety Commission is encouraging surgical teams in district health boards and private surgical hospitals throughout New Zealand to hold a start-of-list briefing on Thursday 27 June 2019.

Final learning session for 2018 Whakakotahi cohort

10 May 2019, Primary Care

The Whakakotahi 2018 primary care quality improvement programme teams came together to share what they have learnt to-date at the third and final learning session held in Wellington, on Tuesday 19 March 2019.

Serious Illness Conversation Guide training

9 May 2019, Advance Care Planning

In association with the Choosing Wisely Forum, the Health Quality & Safety Commission is offering three-hour Serious Illness Conversation Guide training on Thursday 9 May 2019.