2 Sep 2019 | Patient Safety Week
The focus of this year’s Patient Safety Week | Wiki Haumaru Tūroro (3–9 November) is understanding bias in health care. We would like to thank our partners ACC and PHARMAC for their support, and also district health boards (DHBs) and other providers for working with us to promote this important kaupapa. In contrast to last year, this year’s budget has primarily been focused on developing high-quality videos, rather than a wider selection of resources. We would appreciate your assistance in promoting the videos as widely as possible throughout the health sector.
We would also like to note that this will be the last Patient Safety Week held in November. From next year, New Zealand will be aligning with the new World Health Organization Patient Safety Day on 17 September.
|Theme||Understanding bias in health care|
|When||Patient Safety Week, 3–9 November 2019|
|Focus||Three video modules on bias|
|Audience||Clinicians in primary and secondary care, medical colleges and associations, DHBs and PHOs, NGOs, allied health, anyone in health care who interacts with consumers.|
|Purpose||To encourage health professionals to examine their own biases and how they affect the health care they provide, and their interactions with consumers. There is a particular focus on ethnic bias.|
|Three video modules on understanding bias in health care||
||Will be available free on the Commission’s website.|
|Posters encouraging clinicians and others to view the videos and examine their own biases. Two versions||
||Available to order free from through the Commission’s website. Ordering will open in late-September with delivery mid-October.|
|Experts to talk about bias||
||Regions who wish to develop an event and have an expert presenter please email Falyn at PatientSafetyWeek@hqsc.govt.nz.|
|Promotion/social media content||
|Web pages on bias||
||Will be live from end-October|
Please let us know:
Further updates on PSW will be provided through the website and update emails. If you have any queries, please contact PatientSafetyWeek@hqsc.govt.nz.
Thank you for your ongoing support.