Health Quality & Safety Commission e-digest, Issue 78 online now

31 Jan 2018 | Health Quality & Safety Commission

In this issue

Quality and safety improvement 

  • New projects seek to eliminate seclusion and improve service transitions for mental health consumers
  • Simulation training initiative scoops leadership award
  • Congratulations to the Whakakotahi 2018 improvement teams

Reducing harm

  • Older people encouraged to talk to their doctor about taking fewer medicines
  • Medication safety: Wally's story (Northland DHB)
  • Surgical Site Infection Improvement programme reports and blog

Reporting and commentary

  • Caution repeated on dispensing of strong opioids
  • Atlas of Healthcare Variation: Updated diabetes domain
  • Primary care patient experience survey: Results from the first year of pilots
  • Vacancies


  • Upcoming events calendar 2017
  • Choosing Wisely workshop: Putting theory into practice
  • Let's talk: Our communities, our health
  • Half-day Safe Surgery NZ regional forums with Professor Bill Berry
  • Adverse event review workshops
  • Putting prevention first – Leadership and action on preventing healthcare associated infections
  • Social media

Last updated 28/02/2018