30 Jun 2017, Adverse Events
The Adverse Events Learning Programme aims to improve consumer safety by supporting organisations to report, review and learn from adverse events that occur in health and disability services. The role of the Programme is to promote a nationally consistent approach to reporting, review and learning and to share lessons learned nationally and across the health and disability sector.
Adverse events are events with negative reactions or results that are unintended, unexpected or unplanned (often referred to as ‘incidents’ or ‘reportable events’). In practice adverse events are most often understood as events which result in harm to a consumer.
Reporting, review and learning from adverse events helps improve consumer safety.
16 Oct 2017, Adverse Events
The Health and Disability Commissioner conference on 13 November 2017 in Wellington is a ‘must attend’ for everyone who delivers health and disability care and champions the rights of consumers to get the best possible care, every time.
11 Jul 2017, Adverse Events
We currently have two vacancies for Adverse Events Learning Programme Expert Advisory Group roles.
21 Mar 2017, Adverse Events
The Health Quality & Safety Commission is commending ambulance services for reporting their adverse events.
16 Dec 2016, Adverse Events
The December 2016 edition of Let's Talk Triggers, a quarterly newsletter from the Commission's Global Trigger Tools programme containing updates, trigger tool tips, featured articles and other items on patient safety.