Information about health literacy, equity, cultural safety and competence.
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: 16 Aug 2018, Health Quality & Safety Commission
The latest issue of the Health Quality & Safety Commission's e-digest for the period of 26 July–15 August 2018 is now available online.
NEWS: 23 May 2018, Primary Care
Four years ago, Wellsouth Primary Health Network, covering the southern district, set up a long-term conditions (LTC) team. From a 'blank canvas' they have developed a new LTC model of care for the network and heath care professional training focusing...
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: 25 Feb 2016, Partners in Care
The Health Quality & Safety Commission’s three-step model for better health literacy is being used to improve health literacy in Dunedin.
PUBLICATION: 6 Oct 2015, Patient Safety Week
An overview with links to all the downloadable Patient Safety Week 2015 resources.
PUBLICATION: 20 Mar 2015, Partners in Care
Booklet: Three steps to better health literacy – a guide for health care professionals.
NEWS: 24 Mar 2014, Partners in Care
Midlands Health Network has an increased focus on supporting general practice to improve health literacy in the region.