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Aotearoa Patient Safety Day 2021 | Te Rā Haumaru Tūroro o Aotearoa 2021

NEWS: 2 Jun 2021, Aotearoa Patient Safety Day

Planning for Aotearoa Patient Safety Day 2021 | Te Rā Haumaru Tūroro o Aotearoa 2021 on Friday 17 September continues. The focus for 2021 is maternal and newborn safety, aligning with the theme of the World Health Organization’s Global Patient Safety Day.

Lack of support a major hurdle when faced with a rare disease

NEWS: 25 Feb 2021, Partners in Care

Lack of awareness and support are two of the biggest hurdles faced by consumers and whānau affected by a rare disease, disorder or health condition. This Sunday 28 February is international Rare Disease Day which raises awareness for rare diseases.

Advisory groups hold final meetings for 2020

NEWS: 9 Dec 2020, Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement

The Health Quality & Safety Commission’s mental health and addiction quality improvement programme's Māori advisory and consumer advisory groups held their final meetings for 2020 in Wellington last week.

Mental health and addiction quality improvement programme update

NEWS: 3 Dec 2020, Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement

Highlights for the MHA quality improvement programme this month include the release of two powerful videos on consumers’ experiences of seclusion, and two well-attended and energising regional away-days for Zero seclusion project teams.

Consumers’ experience of seclusion

NEWS: 1 Dec 2020, Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement

We are privileged to be able to share videos of two consumers’ experiences of seclusion. These are the first two in a series of at least six videos about mental health and addiction priority areas.

Urgent global action needed on the overuse of antibiotics

NEWS: 18 Nov 2020, Infection Prevention & Control

As a result of increasing levels of antimicrobial resistance, antibiotics and other antimicrobial medicines are becoming ineffective, and health workers and the public are urged to unite to take action.

#MedSafetyWeek 2020 urges reporting of adverse drug reactions

NEWS: 3 Nov 2020, Medication Safety

From 2 to 6 November 2020, medicines regulators around the globe will be joining forces to launch a social media campaign that raises awareness of adverse drug reactions. The theme for 2020 is ‘Your report matters’.

Victory Square Pharmacy wins health innovation award

NEWS: 17 Apr 2020, Primary Care

Congratulations to Nelson’s Victory Square Pharmacy. Its Whakakotahi quality improvement project to improve the physical health of people on opioid substitution treatment won the He Tangata/The People – team work with consumer engagement – award.

Theme and activity for Patient Safety Day 2020

NEWS: 26 Mar 2020, Aotearoa Patient Safety Day

In 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced a new World Patient Safety Day, to be held annually on 17 September. From this year, New Zealand will align with the WHO’s campaign, instead of holding a separate awareness week in November.

New Zealand Bronchiectasis Foundation

PUBLICATION: 26 Feb 2020, Partners in Care

The New Zealand Bronchiectasis Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting those that live with Bronchiectasis, those that care for people with Bronchiectasis, raising awareness and conducting research.

Quality improvement in mental health at Canterbury DHB

NEWS: 26 Nov 2019, Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement

Vicki Dent, acting quality manager, Specialist Mental Health Services at Canterbury District Health Board, explains what she hopes to achieve in her role working in quality improvement.