News & events

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Health Literacy: From discussion to action conference

1 May 2012, Partners in Care

New Zealand's first conference focussing solely on health literacy. The conference has been organised by Workbase and includes keynote speaker Dr Rima Rudd from the Harvard School of Public Health.

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Directory of consumer organisations

2 Dec 2011, Partners in Care

On behalf of the sector, the Commission has developed a directory of consumer organisations, groups and individuals in the health and disability sector.

Health Literacy and Medication Safety - report to HQSC

2 Nov 2011, Partners in Care

The New Zealand Guidelines Group has developed the attached report to the Health Quality & Safety Commission: Health Literacy and Medication Safety - Environmental scan of tools, resources, systems, repositories, processes and personnel.

Beverley Johnson forums and workshop

23 Aug 2011, Partners in Care

Beverley Johnson, who heads the Board of the Institute of Patient and Family Centred Care in the United States, is coming to New Zealand in October. She will be involved in two types of events - quality forums, and a workshop on consumer engagement.

National Health Service's Patient Experience Network

14 Jul 2011, Partners in Care

The aim of the National Health Service's Patient Experience Network is to share ideas and practice to drive improvement in patient experience. See the website for case studies, events, and news on patient experiences.

Dr Janice Wilson on the quality and safety challenge

28 Apr 2011, Partners in Care

Dr Janice Wilson has been Chief Executive of the Commission since mid-February 2011. Prior to this, she was Deputy Director-General in the Population Health Directorate of the Ministry of Health. In her first public comment since taking up her new role, s

Landmark report on patients' wishes at end of life released

23 Mar 2011, Partners in Care

The Massachusetts Expert Panel on End-of-Life Care recently released a landmark report, Patient-Centered Care and Human Mortality: The Urgency of Health System Reforms to Ensure Respect for Patients' Wishes and Accountability for Excellence in Care.