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Stand up to falls campaign topic comes to an end

NEWS: 27 Oct 2015, Falls

The fifth Open for better care campaign topic, Stand up to falls, has now finished. It had a strong focus on the benefits of an integrated approach to falls prevention and encouraging providers to work together with their primary and community care partne

Next week is Patient Safety Week!

NEWS: 27 Oct 2015, Patient Safety Week

Patient Safety Week runs from 1 to 7 November 2015. The purpose of the week is to show patients we strive to provide the best and safest care possible, every time. The theme of the week is ‘Let’s talk’ and there are a range of resources that focus on good

Data shows importance of early diagnosis of lung cancer

MEDIA RELEASE: 27 Jul 2015, Health Quality Intelligence

The Health Quality & Safety Commission has released a new Atlas of Healthcare Variation domain, focusing on diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer in public hospitals.

Atul Gawande emphasises the fundamental importance of system-building

NEWS: 21 May 2015, Building Leadership & Capability

The 21st century is the century of the system, internationally renowned health writer Dr Atul Gawande told a forum of more than 500 people from New Zealand’s health, disability, aged-care and end-of-life care sectors on Monday 18 May in Wellington.

Manukau Health and Wellness Expo

EVENT: 14 Apr 2015, Partners in Care

Manukau City Accident and Medical Clinic and ProCare Health are planning for a Manukau Wellness expo that will provide significant benefits for the Manukau, South Auckland community.

Video: Health literacy among Māori

PUBLICATION: 15 Dec 2014, Partners in Care

Querida Whatuira-Strickland describes her work helping whānau with health literacy in her role as kaitakawaenga.

How to best prepare for your GP appointment

NEWS: 12 Nov 2014, Patient Safety Week

The Health Quality & Safety Commission has developed a new resource to help patients prepare for doctor appointments and find out more about their medicine at pharmacies.

Everyone has a part to play in infection prevention and control

MEDIA RELEASE: 21 Oct 2014, Infection Prevention & Control

International Infection Prevention Week, October 20-26, is a reminder that infection prevention and control is everyone’s business and responsibility – whether you are a patient, family member or health care professional, says the Health Quality & Safety

Let's PLAN for better care

NEWS: 20 Oct 2014, Patient Safety Week

Let’s PLAN for better care is being launched by the Health Quality & Safety Commission in Patient Safety Week, November 3 to 9.

Paper shows people are not receiving adequate treatment for gout

NEWS: 17 Oct 2014, Health Quality Intelligence

A new paper published in the New Zealand Medical Journal has examined treatments for gout in New Zealand and found only 23 percent of gout patients considered to require regular treatment were being treated according to best practice.

West Coast leads Australasia in systemic fight against infections

NEWS: 8 Aug 2014, Infection Prevention & Control

In a first for Australasia, the West Coast District Health Board (DHB) is using software in both its hospitals and general practices that could help identify any superbug outbreaks and will track resistance to antibiotics.

Hospital patients asked for feedback

NEWS: 4 Aug 2014, Health Quality Intelligence

Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew is welcoming a new survey system which will ask hospital patients for their feedback.

POMRC workshop brings data to life

NEWS: 8 May 2014, Perioperative Mortality Review Committee

Two distinguished international speakers, an interactive hypothetical case study, and a doctor’s perspective on being a patient will be among the highlights of the annual POMRC workshop.

Waikato doctor receives top national prize

NEWS: 22 Apr 2014, Perinatal & Maternal Mortality Review Committee

Dr Deborah Harris’ thesis on neonatal hypoglycaemia has received a University of Auckland’s Vice Chancellor’s Prize for Best Doctoral Thesis in 2013.

Have you got your Health Passport yet?

NEWS: 3 Apr 2014, Partners in Care

Health passports contain information you want people to know about the way you communicate and like to be supported. This may include details regarding allergies, general disability-related information, or your preferred method of communication.