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First steps towards national post-surgery mortality review system

NEWS: 6 Mar 2012, Perioperative Mortality Review Committee

Having a better understanding of deaths that occur in the days and weeks following surgery and anaesthesia will help reduce harm to patients, says the Chair of the Health Quality & Safety Commission.

Commission praises post-quake professionalism of health workers

MEDIA RELEASE: 24 Feb 2012

The Health Quality & Safety Commission would like to acknowledge the expertise and dedication of health professionals who have worked tirelessly in the past year to help people recover from injuries caused by Christchurch’s earthquake on 22 February last

Commission praises post-quake professionalism of health workers

NEWS: 24 Feb 2012

The Health Quality & Safety Commission would like to acknowledge the expertise and dedication of health professionals who have worked tirelessly in the past year to help people recover from injuries caused by Christchurch’s earthquake on 22 February last

Patient safety key to health systems

PUBLICATION: 20 Jan 2012, Medication Safety

Professor Alan Merry, Chair of the Health Quality & Safety Commission, writes how increasing the involvement of pharmacists in managing patients' medications is one of the most cost-effective ways to improve medication safety.

Patient safety key to health systems

NEWS: 12 Apr 2011, Medication Safety

Professor Alan Merry, Chair of the Health Quality & Safety Commission, writes how increasing the involvement of pharmacists in managing patients' medications is one of the most cost-effective ways to improve medication safety.

Commission Chair urges correct use of Surgical Safety Checklist

NEWS: 16 Jul 2011, Safe Surgery NZ

The World Health Organization (WHO) launched the Surgical Safety Checklist in 2009, and on the face of it, uptake has been impressive. Three large studies published in major journals all show substantial reductions in mortality and morbidity.

Strong focus on quality and safety in Minister's speech

NEWS: 19 Aug 2011

The Minister of Health, Hon Tony Ryall, opened the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Royal College of Surgeons in Queenstown yesterday. His speech, which had a strong focus on quality and safety, can be found here.

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Making New Zealand Hospitals Safer

NEWS: 17 Nov 2010, Adverse Events

The Commission has released the 2009/2010 report of serious and sentinel events across the country’s District Health Boards (DHBs).

New Chair for Family Violence Death Review Committee

NEWS: 4 Dec 2011, Family Violence Death Review Committee

The Health Quality & Safety Commission is delighted to announce that Associate Professor of Law Julia Tolmie is to head the Family Violence Death Review Committee (FVDRC) from 1 December.

Commission is one year old

NEWS: 30 Dec 2011

Professor Alan Merry, Chair of the Health Quality & Safety Commission, celebrates the Commission’s first birthday with Board members and staff.