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Get moving!

NEWS: 30 Apr 2015, Open for better care

Physiotherapists have initiated an exercise class in the medical wards at Tauranga Hospital designed to improve mobility and independence.

MidCentral falls prevention symposium a big hit

NEWS: 21 Apr 2015, Reducing Harm from Falls

Over 200 health workers attended MidCentral District Health Board’s (DHB’s) falls prevention symposium at the Palmerston North Convention Centre, which was held as part of April Falls activities in the region.

PHARMAC decision criteria consultation

NEWS: 3 Apr 2014, Partners in Care

As part of a rolling review of PHARMAC's policies and procedures (OPP), PHARMAC is seeking feedback on the criteria it uses to make decisions.

Call for nominations to the Suicide Mortality Review Committee [closed]

NEWS: 19 Feb 2014, Suicide Mortality Review Committee

The Health Quality & Safety Commission Board is seeking up to four members for the Suicide Mortality Review Committee, which is being established for an 18-month period to undertake a feasibility trial of a suicide mortality review mechanism.

Business excellence award for Bay of Plenty DHB

NEWS: 8 Jan 2014

The Health Quality & Safety Commission congratulates Bay of Plenty District Health Board (DHB) for becoming the first DHB in the country to receive a New Zealand Business Excellence Award.

Upcoming falls initiatives

NEWS: 1 Aug 2013, Falls

There are a number of initiatives aimed at reducing harm from falls in care settings that you will soon get more information about through Open for better care.

Vitamin D is essential for good health


Prescribed vitamin D is widely recommended around the world for reducing falls and fall-related injuries in older people who are at a higher risk of vitamin D deficiency.

Severity Assessment Criteria tables

PUBLICATION: 1 Oct 2012, Adverse Events

The likelihood and consequences tables are used by district health boards (DHBs) to assist with the classification of incidents by DHB quality and risk managers.

Commission launches New Zealand Atlas of Healthcare Variation

NEWS: 29 Jun 2012, Health Quality Intelligence

The New Zealand Atlas of Healthcare Variation is a new tool from the Commission for clinicians and users and providers of health services. It shows variation between the health care received by people in different geographical regions.

Deciphering harm measurement

NEWS: 30 May 2012, Adverse Events

The need for agreement on how harm rates should be measured and tracked is highlighted in the Journal of the American Medical Association this week.