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December 2016 'Let's Talk Triggers' out now

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.

October 2016 'Let's Talk Triggers' out now

19 Oct 2016, Adverse Events

The October 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.

December 2015 'Let's Talk Triggers' out now

17 Dec 2015, Adverse Events

The December 2015 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.

Adverse event review workshops a success

20 Aug 2015, Adverse Events

The Health Quality & Safety Commission welcomed almost 50 adverse event reviewers to a workshop on 10–11 August 2015 at Ko Awatea in Auckland.

Third national trigger tool workshop a success

27 Mar 2015, Adverse Events

The third national trigger tool workshop was held on 9 March 2015 at Ko Awatea in Auckland, and was sponsored by the Health Quality & Safety Commission and First, Do No Harm.

August 2014 'Let's Talk Triggers' out now

7 Aug 2014, Adverse Events

The August 2014 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.

Using trigger tools in primary care

28 Mar 2014, Adverse Events

An article published recently in the New Zealand Medical Journal shows that trigger tools are a useful way of measuring and tracking events that result in patient harm in primary care.

Wider reporting of adverse health events welcomed

21 Nov 2013, Adverse Events

Associate Minister of Health Jo Goodhew today welcomed the broadening of reporting of serious adverse events (SAEs) to include some private providers and other non-DHB organisations.

Patient safety remains Waikato DHB's top priority

21 Nov 2013, Adverse Events

Three patient safety initiatives at Waikato District Health Board (DHB) and a number of other programmes underway to address quality issues in its hospitals are evidence of a healthcare organisation sincere about putting patients first, say the DHB’s two

Tairawhiti DHB has 'obligation' to learn from experience

21 Nov 2013, Adverse Events

Tairawhiti District Health has made changes to its falls assessment and care planning processes following investigations into four serious adverse events in the 2012/2013 financial year, one fewer than the previous year.