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New Zealand Health Quality & Safety Commission – Making progress

NEWS: 7 Apr 2015, Health Quality & Safety Commission

Since forming four years ago, the New Zealand Health Quality & Safety Commission has made great progress and is now entering, which its chief executive Dr Janice Wilson calls ‘the second phase’ of its life.

Ex-NASA astronaut leads safety workshops for NZ health professionals

MEDIA RELEASE: 3 Nov 2014, Health Quality & Safety Commission

A former NASA astronaut will be incorporating safety principles learned in the US space programme when he leads workshops for New Zealand health professionals organised by the Health Quality & Safety Commission.

Serious Adverse Events Report promotile 2013 14
Increased reporting and learning from events focus of 2013–14 report

MEDIA RELEASE: 30 Oct 2014, Adverse Events

Media release from the Health Quality & Safety Commission. Increased reporting and a growing focus on learning from events are features of the release of the 2013/14 serious adverse events (SAEs) reported by district health boards (DHBs).

New resources to improve patient safety in theatre

NEWS: 18 Sep 2014, Safe Surgery NZ

The Health Quality & Safety Commission’s Reducing Perioperative Harm programme has two new videos to add to the growing list of resources focused on improving teamwork and communication.

Video: Surgical briefing and debriefings

PUBLICATION: 18 Sep 2014, Safe Surgery NZ

This video from the Commission's Reducing Perioperative Harm programme demonstrates best practice for briefing and debriefing sessions, based on the World Health Organization's surgical safety checklist.

Surgical Safety Checklist video released

NEWS: 19 May 2014, Open for better care

As part of the Open for better care national patient safety campaign, the Health Quality & Safety Commission has released a video on the use of the World Health Organization’s surgical safety check list.

DHBs improving performance on keeping patients safe

NEWS: 4 Apr 2014, Health Quality Intelligence

Data for the October to December 2013 quarter released by the Commission shows district health boards are making good progress on taking simple actions proven to help keep patients safe.

Professor Merry awarded Gluckman Medal

NEWS: 24 Feb 2014

Professor Alan Merry has been presented with the 2013 Gluckman Medal from the Dean of the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences at the University of Auckland, Professor John Fraser.

Data show more patients assessed for risk of falling

NEWS: 11 Dec 2013, Health Quality Intelligence

New data released by the Health Quality & Safety Commission show a significant increase in the percentage of older patients being assessed for their risk of a fall while in hospital.

Serious Adverse Events Report 2012–13

NEWS: 21 Nov 2013, Adverse Events

The Health Quality & Safety Commission has released the 2012–13 report of serious adverse events (SAEs) reported by district health boards (DHBs) and other health providers.

Prof Alan Merry awarded the 2013 Gluckman Medal

NEWS: 4 Nov 2013

Professor Alan Merry has been awarded the 2013 Gluckman Medal, the University of Auckland Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences' premier recognition of research excellence.