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No helmet, no bike

NEWS: 23 Aug 2012, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

NO helmet, no bike. This is the safety message Safekids New Zealand wants parents and caregivers to tell their bicycle-riding children.

First meeting of the Cancer Consumer Representative Advisory Group

NEWS: 23 May 2012, Partners in Care

The inaugural meeting of the Cancer Consumer Representative Advisory Group was held in March. The group has been set up to provide advice on the support, recruitment, development and training for cancer consumer representatives across the cancer spectrum.

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Health Literacy: From discussion to action conference

EVENT: 1 May 2012, Partners in Care

New Zealand's first conference focussing solely on health literacy. The conference has been organised by Workbase and includes keynote speaker Dr Rima Rudd from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Landmark report on patients' wishes at end of life released

NEWS: 23 Mar 2011, Partners in Care

The Massachusetts Expert Panel on End-of-Life Care recently released a landmark report, Patient-Centered Care and Human Mortality: The Urgency of Health System Reforms to Ensure Respect for Patients' Wishes and Accountability for Excellence in Care.

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.

Beverley Johnson forums and workshop

NEWS: 23 Aug 2011, Partners in Care

Beverley Johnson, who heads the Board of the Institute of Patient and Family Centred Care in the United States, is coming to New Zealand in October. She will be involved in two types of events - quality forums, and a workshop on consumer engagement.

Innovation hub to help grow health tech sector

NEWS: 23 Sep 2011, Other Topics

Better links between the health technology sector and the health service are behind a plan to establish a national health innovation hub, say Economic Development Minister David Carter and Health Minister Tony Ryall.

National medication chart workshop

PUBLICATION: 31 Oct 2011, Medication Safety

This workshop brought DHBs together to review implementation progress and lessons learned, and plan for future developments of the chart.

Health literacy


The goal of this work stream is to raise awareness among health providers about their role in communicating health information so consumers will understand. We do this by developing tools and resources.