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Learning from adverse events report 2017–18

PUBLICATION: 7 Dec 2018, Adverse Events

This is the annual learning from adverse events report for 2017–18, published by the Health Quality & Safety Commission. The report covers adverse events reported by New Zealand's 20 district health boards (DHBs) and other providers.

Patient story: Matthew Gunter

PUBLICATION: 23 Aug 2018, Partners in Care

Heather Gunter tells the story of her son Matthew, who was 16-years-old when he developed appendicitis. He had complications following surgery and died two days later, due to causes which could have been prevented.

Opioid implementation package

PUBLICATION: 31 Aug 2018, Medication Safety

This package outlines the next steps and what the options are to make a significant difference in opioid-induced adverse drug events.

New national mental health staff survey live – don’t miss out!

NEWS: 1 Aug 2018, Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement

Thousands of staff working in mental health and addiction (MHA) services in New Zealand will be taking a few minutes to 'have their say' this month and help inform the future direction and focus of MHA quality improvement initiatives.

Quality Improvement Scientific Symposium 2018

EVENT: 5 Oct 2018, Building Leadership & Capability

The only New Zealand scientific symposium focused specifically on the science of health and disability care improvement by highlighting research and methods.

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.

Subscribe to the Choosing Wisely newsletter

NEWS: 27 Jun 2018, Health Quality & Safety Commission

Introduced in 2016, Choosing Wisely encourages health professionals to talk with patients about unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures; and patients to discuss with their health professional whether they really need a particular intervention.

Adverse event review workshops (Dunedin & Auckland)

EVENT: 25 Jul 2018, Adverse Events

These workshops are relevant to all health sector staff that undertake reviews on serious adverse events, and would like to understand and master the essential components of a high-quality review.