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Whanganui DHB: Improving Service Transitions through focusing on CHOICE

NEWS: 26 Oct 2018, Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement

Janice Bowers, clinical nurse manager at Whanganui DHB has been leading a project for ICAMHAS (Infant, child and adolescent mental health and addiction services) to improve the way the department manages service transitions.

MidCentral DHB: Reducing readmission rates amongst high-end users

NEWS: 26 Oct 2018, Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement

Discovering that just 20 percent of their mental health and addiction (MHA) service consumers were using 80 percent of the allocated funds provided the impetus for a quality improvement project at MidCentral DHB.

New communication skills online course for clinicians

NEWS: 14 Sep 2018, Health Quality & Safety Commission

A new online course is available to help clinicians develop skills for communicating effectively with patients about the risks and benefits of treatment options, and for enhancing skills in shared decision-making.

Encouraging doctors to question key to Choosing Wisely success

NEWS: 2 May 2018, Health Quality & Safety Commission

The Commission is a partner in the Council of Medical College’s Choosing Wisely campaign. The campaign encourages health professionals to question current practice and to talk to patients about the potential risks and benefits of undergoing tests...

Advance Care Planning Day, 5 April 2018

NEWS: 21 Mar 2018, Advance Care Planning

Advance Care Planning Day is an opportunity for each region to connect with their communities to enhance the profile and knowledge of advance care planning.

International Forum on Quality & Safety in Healthcare 2018

EVENT: 10 Sep 2018, Health Quality & Safety Commission

The BMJ International Forum in the Asia Pacific region will take place at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre in Melbourne, Australia, between 10-12 September 2018.

Local QI projects underway in mental health & addiction sector

NEWS: 14 Dec 2017, Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement

A few months after the new quality improvement facilitator training course, participants from DHBs and NGOs across the country have started to drive local projects to improve mental health and addiction services.

Dave’s story

PUBLICATION: 11 Apr 2017, Patient Deterioration

Dave Churchman and his wife Diane share their story of life for Dave after his diagnosis of cancer.

Rasik’s story

PUBLICATION: 22 Jun 2017, Patient Deterioration

His story raises issues of communication with health professionals, coordination of care, and how it feels when things don’t seem to be going well.