PUBLICATION: 2 Feb 2021, ACP information for clinicians
Example template for clinicians who prefer to send a letter to patients outlining the purpose and process of a serious illness conversation, before scheduling the appointment.
PUBLICATION: 22 Dec 2020, National Trauma Network
This document includes guidance on and an application form for the trauma rehabilitation national collaborative 2021.
NEWS: 17 Dec 2020, ACP information for consumers
Two months ago, Tahu Hikuroa died of an aggressive brain tumour leaving behind wife Jo and two young sons. As they navigated their way through numerous treatments, they found that doing an advance care plan helped them face tough decisions.
PUBLICATION: 17 Dec 2020, National Trauma Network
This project plan explains key aspects of the trauma rehabilitation project, such as the aim, rationale, objectives, scope and approach. It outlines the associated resources and timeframe estimates and the key deliverables.
NEWS: 15 Dec 2020, ACP information for clinicians
Collaboration is key when working in an environment with limited resources, says Dr Derek Sherwood, ophthalmologist and Choosing Wisely NZ advisory group member.
NEWS: 11 Dec 2020, ACP information for consumers
Dr James Jap is a palliative care specialist working in Auckland. In his blog, originally published on Palliverse, he shares the story of Perlin Soong, a 32-year-old with metastatic cancer.
NEWS: 26 Nov 2020, Health Quality & Safety Commission
The latest issue of the Health Quality & Safety Commission's e-digest for the period of 5–25 November 2020 is now available online.
PUBLICATION: 17 Nov 2020, Primary Care
South City Health's free nurse-led clinic is improving management of eczema for children and improved quality of life for the whole family as well. A Whakakotahi project success story.
NEWS: 12 Nov 2020, ACP information for consumers
In the 2020 election, there was a majority ‘yes’ vote in the End of Life Choice referendum. You may be wondering what this will mean and how you might exercise your choice.
NEWS: 12 Nov 2020, Health Quality & Safety Commission
Annually Choosing Wisely holds an international round table for up to two delegates for each Choosing Wisely country to share experiences and plan strategies.
EVENT: 11 Nov 2020, Aged Residential Care
Join the Health Quality & Safety Commission for a webinar to discuss the findings of the recent survey: infection prevention and control – gaps and opportunities identified during the COVID-19 response.
NEWS: 3 Nov 2020, Health Quality & Safety Commission
In a series of articles on Aotearoa New Zealand’s resilient health care during COVID-19, we hear about Turuki Healthcare and the response to COVID-19 between February and May 2020
The term kaiāwhina describes non-regulated roles in the health and disability sector. This includes community support, disability support, mental health and addiction support, primary care assistance, public health assistance, hospital orderlies and allie
The Health Quality & Safety Commission is a key stakeholder in the development of the Kaiāwhina Workforce Action Plan (2015/20), leading development and completion of the plan’s quality and safety actions.
PUBLICATION: 16 Sep 2020, National Trauma Network
This document presents the history of managing critical haemorrhage in New Zealand, an evidence summary that justifies the proposed next steps and a description of the intended critical haemorrhage project approach.
NEWS: 4 Sep 2020, ACP information for clinicians
This update from the advance care planning programme includes information on speakers for the Ō tātou hiranga what matters to us hui, whenua ki te whenua the new ACP guide for whānau, training for ACP and SICG and welcomes a new staff member.
PUBLICATION: 28 Aug 2020, National Trauma Network
This project plan sets out the aim, rationale, objectives and approach for the critical haemorrhage project which seeks to reduce mortality and complications in critically haemorrhaging trauma patients.