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Using 'nudges' to co-design improvements in patient care

28 Nov 2018, Partners in Care

The Partners in Care and medication safety teams have been working with Ogilvy, to develop low-cost interventions called 'nudges' to improve the lower-scoring areas of the national adult inpatient experience survey.

Waitemata District Health Board health literacy symposium

24 May 2018, Partners in Care

Waitemata District Health Board is hosting a health literacy symposium on 24 May 2018. The focus is to create a greater awareness of health literacy with an emphasis on what we can do as a community to create better patient experiences.

Expressions of interest sought for Commission consumer network

23 May 2018, Partners in Care

Do you want to use your own health experience to work with the Health Quality & Safety Commission? Owing to vacancies in the Commission’s consumer network we are seeking expressions of interest to fill five consumer positions.

What cancer taught me

14 Mar 2018, Partners in Care

Author and young cancer survivor Jake Bailey made headlines when he delivered his end-of-year prizegiving speech as head boy of Christchurch Boys’ High School in December 2015, just one week after being diagnosed with Burkitt’s non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Dr Lynne Maher on co-design

9 Mar 2018, Partners in Care

Dr Lynne Maher presented at the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s Let’s talk forum on 8 March 2018.

The ripple effect

9 Mar 2018, Partners in Care

Te Rina Ruru’s life changed the morning her brother Ray had a car accident which left him with a traumatic brain injury. She was 16 at the time and struggled to cope. Te Rina shared her story at the Commission’s Let’s talk forum on 8–9 March.