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.

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Pain-relieving medicines for acute pain – information for patients

19 May 2020, Medication Safety

The Health Quality & Safety Commission, Choosing Wisely and the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists have developed an information leaflet to help patients, caregivers and whānau use opioid medicines safely, to manage non-cancer pain.

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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.