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Adverse event review workshops a success

NEWS: 20 Aug 2015, Adverse Events

The Health Quality & Safety Commission welcomed almost 50 adverse event reviewers to a workshop on 10–11 August 2015 at Ko Awatea in Auckland.

Patients to be surveyed about out of hospital care

MEDIA RELEASE: 19 Aug 2015, Health Quality Intelligence

Patients from over 20 general practices across New Zealand will be asked about their care outside of hospital, in a trial of an online survey taking place from July to October.

Becoming an improvement advisor

EVENT: 10 Aug 2015

A nine-month action learning programme that is designed specifically for those individuals who know they have the aptitude for turning vision into action and are looking for an opportunity to take their improvement skills and knowledge to the next level.

Close collaboration key to ensuring safe use of opioids

NEWS: 30 Apr 2015, Open for better care

Midland Quality Steering Group improvement advisors Charlotte Foley (Lakes District Health Board) and Ros Morell (Waikato District Health Board) are local project leads for the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s national collaborative on the safe use of

Workbook: From Atlas to Action

PUBLICATION: 3 Apr 2018, Reducing Harm from Falls

This workbook is designed to help connect data at district level from the Atlas of Healthcare Variation falls domain with local action.

Focus on the safe use of opioids during March

NEWS: 4 Mar 2015, Medication

The final month of the campaign topic on high-risk medicines focuses on the safe use of opioids which will be continuing through the safe use of opioid collaborative.

Future steps for the Perioperative Harm programme

NEWS: 16 Feb 2015, Safe Surgery NZ

The Health Quality & Safety Commission’s perioperative harm programme aims to reduce the significant harm caused by adverse events and other preventable errors that take place during the perioperative period.

Opioids Atlas domain published

NEWS: 19 Dec 2014, Health Quality Intelligence

The Atlas of Healthcare Variation opioid domain, published today, shows the rate of use of opioids in each district health board (DHB). See the opioid Atlas here. The Atlas covers only opioids dispensed from community pharmacies and does not include those

Spotlight on falls in care settings

NEWS: 18 Dec 2014, Open for better care

The Health Quality & Safety Commission is pleased to announce that it will be revisiting reducing harm from falls as the fifth topic of the Open for better care campaign from April to September 2015.

Medication Safety programme update

NEWS: 25 Jun 2014, Medication Safety

The Commission is planning a three-year medication safety improvement programme on high-risk medicines across primary and secondary care settings, with an initial focus on reducing harm from opioids (eg, morphine and oxycodone) in secondary care.