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Commission chair receives international honour

NEWS: 23 Oct 2013

The Health Quality & Safety Commission congratulates board chair Professor Alan Merry, on being awarded an honorary membership of the American Society of Anaesthesiology (ASA).

New health data will help drive improvements in patient safety

NEWS: 27 Jun 2013, Open for better care

The publication of new health data will encourage district health boards (DHBs) to consistently put in place steps to improve patient safety, says Professor Alan Merry, Chair of the Health Quality & Safety Commission.

New health data will help drive improvements in patient safety

NEWS: 27 Jun 2013, Health Quality Intelligence

The publication of new health data will encourage district health boards (DHBs) to consistently put in place steps to improve patient safety, says Professor Alan Merry, Chair of the Health Quality & Safety Commission.

COWs boosting patient safety

NEWS: 19 Jun 2013, Medication Safety

Health Minister Tony Ryall visited North Shore Hospital yesterday to see first-hand how hospital doctors and nurses prescribe and administer medication electronically using mobile computers.

Messages from our supporters

PUBLICATION: 18 Jun 2013, Open for better care

Messages from supporters of the Open for better care campaign.

Focus on quality highlighted at GP symposium

NEWS: 3 Apr 2013

In this article from NZ Doctor, providing quality medical services is about focusing on value-based decision making and on what matters to patients, Professor Alan Merry has told GPs.

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Falls prevention is everyone's business

NEWS: 5 Apr 2013, Reducing Harm from Falls

The Health Quality & Safety Commission is supporting DHBs which have activities planned to highlight the harm caused by falls, as part of April Falls 2013.

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Report sheds light on surgery-related deaths

NEWS: 27 Mar 2013, Perioperative Mortality Review Committee

A new report out today sheds light on the death rates from four areas of surgery and anaesthesia, and recommends improvements to the way patients are assessed for risk.

Staying alive after surgery

EVENT: 13 Jun 2013, Perioperative Mortality Review Committee

Inaugural workshop of the Perioperative Mortality Review Committee.

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Serious and Sentinel Events 2011/12 Media Release

NEWS: 20 Nov 2012, Adverse Events

The Health Quality & Safety Commission has released the 2011/12 report of serious and sentinel events (SSEs) in District Health Board hospitals. The report shows 360 SSEs were reported, 3 percent fewer than the 370 recorded in 2010/11

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Serious and Sentinel Events 2011/12

MEDIA RELEASE: 20 Nov 2012, Adverse Events

The Health Quality & Safety Commission has released the 2011/12 report of serious and sentinel events (SSEs) in District Health Board hospitals. The report shows 360 SSEs were reported, 3 percent fewer than the 370 recorded in 2010/11.

Commission writes to DHBs about SUDI prevention

NEWS: 20 Jul 2012, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

The Health Quality & Safety Commission has written to district health boards asking them to prioritise the prevention of Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI).

Commission hosts workshops

NEWS: 15 May 2012

The Health Quality & Safety Commission recently hosted workshops on consumer engagement and reducing costs through quality improvement.