The national medication safety programme aims to greatly reduce the number of New Zealanders harmed each year by medication errors in our hospitals, general practices, aged care facilities and across the entire health and disability sector.

Featured news or publications

Quality improvement toolkit

9 Apr 2019, Medication Safety

Techniques for reviewing an event and implementing change and improvements.

#O2TheFix toolkit

27 Mar 2019, Medication Safety

Tools developed by Waitematā DHB to encourage the safer prescribing and the best practice use of oxygen therapy, to reduce harm to patients.

Programme related news

Tall Man lettering list review underway

7 Nov 2019, Medication Safety

The Health Quality & Safety Commission is reviewing the current Tall Man lettering list and encourages health professionals to submit names of confusing medicine pairs not already on the list, by Friday 15 November 2019.