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International Forum on Quality & Safety in Healthcare

18 Sep 2019, Health Quality & Safety Commission

The International Forum in the Asia Pacific Region showcases internationally recognised keynotes and addresses regional needs, bringing the best of international learning to the region.

Serious Illness Conversation Guide training

9 May 2019, Advance Care Planning

In association with the Choosing Wisely Forum, the Health Quality & Safety Commission is offering three-hour Serious Illness Conversation Guide training on Thursday 9 May 2019.

Partnership delivers wraparound support for diabetes patients

17 Apr 2019, Primary Care

West Coast Primary Health Organisation (PHO) has partnered with Māori health and social services provider, Poutini Waiora, in a project to improve outcomes for targeted Buller Medical Māori and Pacific clients with diabetes.

Kōrero on over-diagnosis and over-treatment with Dr Peter Kuling

9 Apr 2019

A healthy 50-year-old man and father of three was symptom free but proceeded with a PSA test. The results were slightly high, so he went for a biopsy. During the biopsy he got an infection which caused a stroke due to a septic embolus, and he lost f

Reducing trauma deaths focus of new partnership

9 Apr 2019

The Health Quality & Safety Commission is partnering with ACC and the Major Trauma National Clinical Network, with a focus on reducing trauma deaths. The main cause of major trauma is road traffic crashes and falls, followed by assaults.

Family Violence Death Review Committee farewells David White

21 Mar 2019, Family Violence Death Review Committee

The Family Violence Death Review Committee (FVDRC) today farewelled departing member David White as he passed through Wellington on his national campaign to raise awareness of family violence and discuss ways of addressing it.