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Second quality improvement facilitator course begins in July

NEWS: 27 Jun 2018, Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement

The second cohort of health professionals is about to begin the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s mental health and addiction programme’s quality improvement facilitator course.

Developing a co-designed diabetes model of care

NEWS: 22 Jun 2018, Primary Care

The Linwood Medical Centre & Canterbury District Health Board (DHB) diabetes integrated specialist clinic in Christchurch is one of the six successful initiatives supported by the Commission’s Whakakotahi 2018 primary care quality improvement challenge.

Mental health fono spotlights high seclusion rates for Pacific peoples

NEWS: 8 Jun 2018, Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement

The high numbers of Pacific mental health and addiction (MHA) consumers who experience seclusion in district health board (DHB) MHA in-patient services was one of the drivers behind a national Pacific health fono held during May.

Expressions of interest sought for Commission consumer network

NEWS: 23 May 2018, Partners in Care

Do you want to use your own health experience to work with the Health Quality & Safety Commission? Owing to vacancies in the Commission’s consumer network we are seeking expressions of interest to fill five consumer positions.

Leadership award for Nelson occupational therapist

NEWS: 29 May 2018, Building Leadership & Capability

Nelson Marlborough District Health Board (DHB) occupational therapist Emma Williams has received an Open for leadership award for numerous projects she has initiated, led and coordinated.

National event marks ‘the beginning of the end’ for seclusion

NEWS: 28 Mar 2018, Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement

Stakeholders from across the country joined the Commission and Te Pou this month, to begin the important work of the national collaborative Zero Seclusion: towards the elimination of seclusion by 2020.

What cancer taught me

NEWS: 14 Mar 2018, Partners in Care

Author and young cancer survivor Jake Bailey made headlines when he delivered his end-of-year prizegiving speech as head boy of Christchurch Boys’ High School in December 2015, just one week after being diagnosed with Burkitt’s non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Dr Lynne Maher on co-design

NEWS: 9 Mar 2018, Partners in Care

Dr Lynne Maher presented at the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s Let’s talk forum on 8 March 2018.

A day in the life of the Toiora exercise class

NEWS: 8 Mar 2018, Primary Care

Many elements combined make the Toiora exercise class for people with diabetes an excellent example of the Whakakotahi primary care improvement challenge in action.

New study finds unnecessary health tests and procedures waste millions

NEWS: 22 Feb 2018, Health Quality & Safety Commission

The Council of Medical Colleges says a new study that found hundreds of thousands of patients in the US state of Washington received unnecessary tests, procedures and treatments is further endorsement of New Zealand’s Choosing Wisely campaign.

Maternity experience: Michelle's story

PUBLICATION: 19 Feb 2018, Partners in Care

The experience of women who undergo an unplanned hysterectomy (removal of the womb) at the same time as birthing is a story that is not often told.