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Health Quality & Safety Commission e-digest – Issue 103 online now

Te Tāhū Hauora Health Quality & Safety Commission
08 August 2019

Ngā ihirangi | In this issue

Whakapai i te kounga me te haumaru | Quality and safety improvement

  • Progressing consumer engagement in primary care | Te whakakoke i te whai wāhi a te kiritaki ki te tiaki hauora tuatahi
  • Tuvaluan community drives message to improve skin infection rates
  • We've got your back

Whakaheke mōrearea | Reducing harm

  • Medication safety, prescribing and the medicines management process in mental health
  • Patient Safety Week update – 24 July 2019
  • Nau mai, haere mai ki tōku kainga hou | Welcome to my home
  • Discussion paper on data collection for orthopaedic and other procedures
  • Building quality improvement capability in the mental health and addiction sector
  • National MHA clinical leaders’ workshop held in Wellington
  • Blog: Zero seclusion and my project sponsor role

Pūrongo me te whakamārama | Reporting and commentary

  • Report calls for action on inequities in New Zealand’s health system
  • New data shows cost as the main barrier to accessing health services
  • Rise in Māori suicide deaths intolerable – Suicide Mortality Review Committee
  • National patient experience survey: Results for patients treated in May 2019

Ngā hui huhua | Events

  • Is the quality and safety agenda stalling?
  • International Forum on Quality & Safety in Healthcare
  • Healthcare Human Factors Symposium and Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of New Zealand conference
  • Seminars with Professor Karim Brohi, London Major Trauma System
  • Save the date: Quality Improvement Scientific Symposium 2019 
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