Health Quality & Safety Commission e-digest, Issue 74 online now

18 Oct 2017

In this issue

Quality and safety improvement

  • Educating patients about ‘leaky legs’ leads to award
  • Primary care patient experience survey videos
  • Quality improvement in primary care – a conference presentation

Reducing harm

  • DHBs get ready for Patient Safety Week 2017 (5–11 November)
  • Medication safety A3 infographic now available
  • 3-Nation approach to reducing harm from falls workshop presentations
  • Medication safety expert Avril Lee wins award in Singapore
  • Updated resources: Stay independent falls prevention toolkit for clinicians
  • Patient experiences
  • Research award for Hip Fracture Registry

Reporting and commentary

  • Vacancies
  • Back by popular demand – the Commission blog
  • New Safe Surgery NZ reports
  • Latest quality and safety marker data available (April–June 2017)
  • Privacy assessment for the primary care patient experience survey
  • New Surgical Site Infection Improvement programme reports
  • Incidence, risk factors and perinatal outcomes for placenta accreta in Australia and New Zealand


  • Upcoming events calendar 2017
  • Workshop: Exploring shared goals of care in acute hospital settings
  • Medication without harm – how will New Zealand rise to The Challenge?
  • Patient Safety Week 2017
  • HDC conference – registrations close 3 November 2017
  • Quality improvement scientific symposium 2017
  • Mental health workshop with Lord Victor Adebowale – save the date
  • Let's talk: Our communities, our health
  • Keep up to date via Facebook
  • Is your email address changing?

Last updated 18/10/2017