The Health Quality & Safety Commission is focused on making surgery safer for patients by working to improve teamwork and communication in the operating theatre.

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Spend five to save lives

16 May 2019, Safe Surgery NZ

The Health Quality & Safety Commission is encouraging surgical teams in district health boards and private surgical hospitals throughout New Zealand to hold a start-of-list briefing on Thursday 27 June 2019.

Safe Surgery update

13 Feb 2017, Safe Surgery NZ

The second Surgical Safety Culture Survey is underway, and news about planned co-design training and auditor training.

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Survey shows surgical teams working well together

18 Dec 2015, Safe Surgery NZ

As part of the evaluation of the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s (the Commission) Safe Surgery NZ programme, a baseline national survey of district health board (DHB) surgical staff has been undertaken.