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Te Pū rauemi KOWHEORI-19 COVID-19 resource hub

Support for people working in health during the COVID-19 pandemic. Find information about how you can support yourselves and others, including consumers, teams and colleagues which complements and aligns with Ministry of Health resources.

Kia āta kōwhiri Choosing Wisely

The Choosing Wisely campaign seeks to reduce harm from unnecessary and low-value tests and treatment.



Infection prevention and control (IPC) is everyone’s business and responsibility, whether you are a patient, whānau member or a health care professional. Working together, we can help prevent healthcare-associated infections across the health sector.

IPC leadership in Aotearoa New Zealand

The Health Quality & Safety Commission (the Commission) is the lead agency in Aotearoa New Zealand for IPC. Our IPC programme aims to reduce the number of infections people get while receiving health services.

The Commission’s IPC team works closely with external experts, district health boards, private surgical hospitals, aged residential care and others in the health sector to implement IPC quality improvement projects.

The Ministry of Health-led National Infection Prevention and Control Leadership Group (NIPCLG) is currently developing a national strategy and work plan for IPC that will strengthen whole-system integration and collaboration, and be relevant across all health care settings.

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Published: 19 Oct 2021 Modified: 14 Apr 2022