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Open Forum: Resilient health care - embracing the future

8 Oct 2020, Health Quality & Safety Commission

An Open Forum featuring international and local speakers who specialise in concepts of resilient health care, and will share their understanding of implementing these concepts within primary and hospital care settings.

International Forum on Quality & Safety in Healthcare 2020

30 Sep 2020, 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.

Consumer network welcomes new members

27 Mar 2020, Partners in Care

The Health Quality & Safety Commission’s consumer network welcomed seven new members at a recent meeting held in Wellington.

Theme and activity for Patient Safety Day 2020

26 Mar 2020, Patient Safety Week

In 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced a new World Patient Safety Day, to be held annually on 17 September. From this year, New Zealand will align with the WHO’s campaign, instead of holding a separate awareness week in November.

Advance Care Planning Day postponed

19 Mar 2020, Advance Care Planning

In light of the rapidly developing and changing situation with COVID-19, the Health Quality & Safety Commission is postponing Advance Care Planning Day until later in the year. The day was to be held on Friday 3 April.

The Fono’s Whakakotahi project an award finalist

30 Jan 2020, Primary Care

Congratulations to Auckland health and social services organisation, The Fono, for being selected as a finalist in the inaugural New Zealand Primary Healthcare Awards | He Tohu Mauri Ora.

Advance Care Planning Day – Friday 3 April 2020

29 Jan 2020, Advance Care Planning

Advance Care Planning (ACP) Day, Friday 3 April 2020, will focus on explaining the benefits of ACP and work towards making it ‘business-as-usual’ for all health care professionals