NEWS: 19 Jun 2020, Health Quality Intelligence
Updated data from over 79,000 patients who responded to a survey about their experiences with Aotearoa New Zealand health services shows 17 percent reported not visiting a GP or nurse due to cost in the last 12 months.
NEWS: 26 Jul 2019, Health Quality Intelligence
New data from over 72,000 patients who responded to a survey about their experiences with New Zealand health services shows one in five reported not visiting a GP or nurse due to cost in the last 12 months.
NEWS: 4 Jul 2016, Patient Safety Week
Resources for Patient Safety Week 2016 are now available to order. Orders are open until 31 August, and will be delivered by early October.
NEWS: 10 Jun 2016, Patient Safety Week
Patient Safety Week 2016 will run from Sunday 30 October to Saturday 5 November 2016. The Commission has worked with a sector group, including quality and risk managers, consumers and representatives from primary care to develop the approach.
NEWS: 6 Apr 2016, Partners in Care
Patients now have easier access to the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s Let’s PLAN for better care resource, with the Commission partnering with the myPractice Health365 patient portal.
NEWS: 11 Mar 2016, Partners in Care
The Commission’s Let’s PLAN for better care health literacy tool is being used by the Ministry of Social Development’s Work and Income case managers in Hawke’s Bay and Tairawhiti to help their clients make the most of their visits to their GP and other he
PUBLICATION: 5 Jan 2016, Partners in Care
Let's PLAN for better care A4 flyer and poster.
PUBLICATION: 6 Oct 2015, Patient Safety Week
An overview with links to all the downloadable Patient Safety Week 2015 resources.
PUBLICATION: 30 Jun 2015, Partners in Care
Readings and links to accompany the Health Quality & Safety Commission's document Engaging with consumers: a guide for district health boards (DHB), and are arranged by theme.
NEWS: 20 Apr 2015, Medication
Unichem Fenwicks Pharmacy in Kaiapoi had it cracked when it came to winning the South Island section of a national competition judged by Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne.
NEWS: 17 Apr 2015, Medication
An eye-grabbing display encouraging customers to ask questions to make full use of pharmacists’ expertise about medicines has won Greenlane Clinical Centre Pharmacy the North Island section in a national competition judged by Associate Health Minister Pet
NEWS: 9 Apr 2015, Open for better care
Let’s PLAN now part of Auckland City Hospital discharge process
NEWS: 2 Apr 2015, Medication
Capital & Coast was one of the district health boards (DHBs) that used Let’s PLAN for better care pharmacy week to have a stall on behalf of reducing harm from high-risk medicines, the just-finished six-month focus of the Open for better care patient safe
NEWS: 31 Mar 2015, Open for better care
The inaugural Let’s PLAN pharmacy week ran from 22 to 28 February 2015 and had great support from community and hospital pharmacies around the country.
NEWS: 20 Feb 2015, Medication
The Health Quality & Safety Commission’s Let’s PLAN for better care pharmacy week is a great opportunity for New Zealanders to discover how much they can learn about their medicines from their pharmacist, says Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne.
NEWS: 20 Feb 2015, Medication
Taking control of your medicines to help stay on the right track with your health could be as simple as talking to a pharmacist, says the Health Quality & Safety Commission.
NEWS: 18 Dec 2014, Patient Safety Week
Consumer resource Let’s PLAN for better care is proving a hit with staff and patients at Taranaki District Health Board (DHB).
NEWS: 17 Dec 2014, Open for better care
February 22 to 28 will be Let’s PLAN pharmacy week. The week is about encouraging people to learn more about their medicines by talking to their pharmacists, or taking away information. The overall aim is to improve health literacy and reduce harm from hi
NEWS: 18 Nov 2014, Patient Safety Week
Identifying hazards in a mock lounge, 400 staff wearing 100 T-shirts, and a whole lot of elephants – these were just some of the district health board-inspired initiatives that helped make the inaugural Patient Safety Week a success.
NEWS: 12 Nov 2014, Patient Safety Week
The Health Quality & Safety Commission has developed a new resource to help patients prepare for doctor appointments and find out more about their medicine at pharmacies.
NEWS: 5 Nov 2014, Patient Safety Week
Nurses and other health professionals are welcoming the Health Quality & Safety Commission Let’s PLAN for better care initiative, aimed at improving health literacy.