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Health Quality & Safety Commission e-digest – Issue 134, 25 June–16 July 2021

Te Tāhū Hauora Health Quality & Safety Commission
16 July 2021

Ngā ihirangi | In this issue

Whakapai i te kounga me te haumaru | Quality and safety improvement
  • Case study: Improving access to diabetes care for people in the Western Bay of Plenty
  • Former member of the Commission's consumer network is elected President of World Blind Union
  • Partners in Care co-design programme: Participant feedback report
  • First data released measuring consumer engagement by District Health Boards
  • Sponsorship opportunity: Improving together advisor programme 2021
Whakaheke mōrearea | Reducing harm
  • Flexibility key to reducing seclusion rates for West Coast DHB
  • Mental health and addiction quality improvement programme update June 2021
  • Open Book: Hypoxic cardiac arrest during attempted percutaneous tracheostomy
  • Call for abstracts for the 2021 Quality improvement scientific symposium
Pūrongo me te whakamārama | Reporting and commentary
  •  ‘Window’ on Pacific peoples’ health calls for urgent system change
  • Strong consumer voices heard in response to Bula Sautu Pacific health report
  • First principles review of the national mortality review function | Terms of reference
  • Polypharmacy in people aged 65 and over atlas update
  • Latest quality and safety markers national report now available
Mahi ngātahi me mātou | Work with us

The Commission has six roles open for applications:

  • Senior database developer, health quality intelligence (closes 12pm Tuesday, 20 July 2021)
  • Specialist, infection prevention & control (closes at 5pm Thursday, 22 July 2021)
  • Senior communications advisor (one year fixed-term) (closes 12pm, Wednesday, 28th July 2021)
  • Senior communications advisor, Partners in Care (closes 12pm, Wednesday, 28th July 2021)
  • Programme manager, Partners in Care (closes 5pm, Thursday 29 July 2021)
  • Programme coordinator, consumer health forums, Partners in care (closes 5pm, Thursday 29 July 2021)
Ngā hui huhua | Events
  • Event coming up from Te Whāriki o te Ara Oranga: One-stop-shop collaboration in Christchurch addiction services (22 July 2021)
  • Advance care planning: Activating communities, embracing conversations and preparing for crises (23–25 August 2021)
  • International Forum on Quality & Safety in Healthcare (Australasia) 2021 (8–10 September 2021)
  • 2021 New Zealand Melanoma Summit (10–12 September 2021)
  • Using restorative approaches to heal and learn: Humanising harm (14 September 2021)
  • Quality improvement scientific symposium 2021 (17 November 2021)
  • New Zealand Sepsis Conference 2021: Challenges for New Zealand (18 November 2021)
  • Open Forum: Resilient health care – embracing the future (23 November 2021)
  • International Forum on Quality & Safety in Healthcare (Asia) 2021 (25–27 November 2021)
  • Submissions and registrations open for the ninth biennial Australian and New Zealand Falls Prevention Conference (29 November–3 December 2021)

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