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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, Aotearoa Patient Safety Day

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.

The Fono’s Whakakotahi project an award finalist

30 Jan 2020, Primary Care

Congratulations to Auckland health and social services organisation, The Fono, for being selected as a finalist in the inaugural New Zealand Primary Healthcare Awards | He Tohu Mauri Ora.

Advance Care Planning Day – Friday 3 April 2020

29 Jan 2020, Advance Care Planning

Advance Care Planning (ACP) Day, Friday 3 April 2020, will focus on explaining the benefits of ACP and work towards making it ‘business-as-usual’ for all health care professionals