Advance care planning is the process of thinking about, talking about and planning for future health care and end of life care. This page provides information about advance care planning for consumers and clinicians.
Our quality improvement science education and training courses provide skills to address local improvement challenges, as well as building ability to draw on what is available nationally.
The Commission engages with the sector to improve the delivery of health care services though specific quality improvement programmes.
The Commission’s national Infection prevention and control (IPC) programme aims to improve patient outcomes by reducing the incidence and impact of healthcare associated infections (HAIs) within the New Zealand health and disability sector.
The mental health and addiction quality improvement programme is a national initiative working with the DHBs to ensure that people who experience mental health and addiction issues, and their whānau, receive high quality care.
Mortality review committees are statutory committees that review particular deaths, or the deaths of particular people, in order to learn how to best prevent these deaths.
In February 2018 Health Minister Hon. Dr David Clark initiated an independent review of the National Bowel Screening Programme.
The Health Quality & Safety Commission is contracted by the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) to provide support to the Te Hononga Whētuki ā-Motu | National Trauma Network.
Our programme’s aim is to ensure consumer and whānau engagement in the planning, delivery, and monitoring of health services and therefore a higher quality and safer health system.
The way we think about safety in the health sector has changed over recent years. We are increasingly recognising the health care system is a complex system that constantly adapts to change.
This programme establishes baseline measures and indicators which can be used to assess the quality of the health and disability system.
The Atlas of Healthcare Variation displays easy-to-use maps, graphs, tables and commentaries that highlight variations by geographic area in the provision and use of specific health services and health outcomes.