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Dr Don Berwick on addressing overuse in the new normal

3 Nov 2020, Health Quality & Safety Commission

Dr Don Berwick, President Emeritus and Senior Fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement has highlighted how health care systems and providers have an opportunity to learn and change in response to Covid-19.

#MedSafetyWeek 2020 urges reporting of adverse drug reactions

3 Nov 2020, Medication Safety

From 2 to 6 November 2020, medicines regulators around the globe will be joining forces to launch a social media campaign that raises awareness of adverse drug reactions. The theme for 2020 is ‘Your report matters’.

Global Handwashing Day – 15 October 2020

7 Oct 2020, Infection Prevention & Control

It's Global Handwashing Day on 15 October! This year’s theme is 'Hand Hygiene for All', a reminder that we must work toward universal access and practice of handwashing with soap for now and for a healthy future.

Consumer engagement QSM webinar

7 Oct 2020, Health Quality Intelligence

The Health Quality & Safety Commission is holding a webinar to provide guidance to the district health board (DHB) managers and staff responsible for implementing the new consumer engagement quality and safety marker.