NEWS: 9 Sep 2013
Health and disability commissioner Anthony Hill considers the importance of culture within systems to achieving safer and more consumer-centred health care.
MEDIA RELEASE: 29 Aug 2013, Partners in Care
A new report recommends all pharmacists are offered training to ensure people understand why they are being given medicines, how to take them, and their risks and benefits.
NEWS: 15 Aug 2013, Falls
Tairawhiti District Health is promoting the benefits of Vitamin D for the elderly this month, calling 20 August “decision day” and asking older people to talk to their family doctors about Vitamin D supplements.
NEWS: 13 Jun 2013, Perinatal & Maternal Mortality Review Committee
Speech notes from Hon Tony Ryall and his opening address to the Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee workshop.
NEWS: 18 Apr 2013, Reducing Harm from Falls
Media release from Waikato DHB promoting April Falls 2013 activities in their hospital.
NEWS: 19 Apr 2013, Reducing Harm from Falls
As part of April Falls month, the Whanganui District Health Board (WDHB) is putting the spotlight on Vitamin D, how it can help to reduce harm from falls, what the risks are for those who don’t get enough and the best sources of Vitamin D.
NEWS: 4 Apr 2013, Reducing Harm from Falls
Media release from Physiotherapy New Zealand (PNZ), who are welcoming a national focus on falls prevention by the Health Quality & Safety Commission.
PUBLICATION: 3 Apr 2013, Medication Safety
This leaflet from Pharmac explains why brand names, appearance and packaging of your medicines may have changed.
NEWS: 3 Apr 2013
In this article from NZ Doctor, providing quality medical services is about focusing on value-based decision making and on what matters to patients, Professor Alan Merry has told GPs.
NEWS: 3 Apr 2013, Partners in Care
Column from Kath Ryan in the recent MJA insight
NEWS: 3 Apr 2013, Reducing Harm from Falls
Preventing falls in the community and in hospital is everyone’s business. And that’s the message of the April Falls promotion getting underway today at Whanganui District Health Board (WDHB).
NEWS: 5 Apr 2013, Reducing Harm from Falls
The Health Quality & Safety Commission is supporting DHBs which have activities planned to highlight the harm caused by falls, as part of April Falls 2013.
MEDIA RELEASE: 20 Feb 2013, Health Quality Intelligence
Media release on the new Atlas of Healthcare Variation domains - polypharmacy in older people and gout
NEWS: 17 Jan 2013, Partners in Care
Article from the NHS national electronic library for medicines on New Zealand research about consumer knowledge of drug safety information.
NEWS: 18 Dec 2012, Partners in Care
Interview with Peter Ubel, physician and behavioural scientist at Duke University and author of Critical Decisions: How you and your doctor can make the right medical choices together.
NEWS: 12 Nov 2012
Health Minister Tony Ryall is pleased to announce Dr Jo Scott-Jones, a GP from Opotiki and chair of the rural GP network, has won this year’s Clinicians’ Challenge with his entry to improve the delivery of health care in a rural environment.
PUBLICATION: 12 Sep 2012, Medication Safety
Jessica Nand (pharmacist) and Mark Beale (doctor) talk about medicine reconciliation in New Zealand.
NEWS: 23 Aug 2012, Medication Safety
The latest information from the National Medication Safety Programme.
PUBLICATION: 21 Aug 2012, Medication Safety
The third update from the National Medication Safety Programme.
NEWS: 13 Jul 2012, Medication Safety
The results of June's medication safety poll show nearly half of the participants were unable to read the dose correctly.
NEWS: 13 Jul 2012, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee
The Child and Youth Mortality Review Committee welcomes the newborn enrolment policy announced by Health Minister Tony Ryall last week. The new policy will mean babies will be registered with their general practitioner soon after birth.