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Update from the Medication Safety programme: August 2014

NEWS: 20 Aug 2014, Medication Safety

An update from the Commission's Medication Safety programme team about upcoming activities including the medication safety forum, the Open for better care campaign focus, the safe use of opioids collaborative and a new alert about metoprolol.

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Committee calls for radical change towards family violence

MEDIA RELEASE: 26 Jun 2014, Family Violence Death Review Committee

The fourth report from the Family Violence Death Review Committee (FVDRC) calls for a radical change in the way New Zealand responds to its most dangerous and chronic cases of family violence.

Surgical Safety Checklist video released

NEWS: 19 May 2014, Open for better care

As part of the Open for better care national patient safety campaign, the Health Quality & Safety Commission has released a video on the use of the World Health Organization’s surgical safety check list.

Partners in Care: Show and Tell – Take 2!

EVENT: 16 Jun 2014, Partners in Care

These free collaborative symposia, hosted by the Commisison is designed for providers and consumers from across health and disability services to share their expertise, knowledge and approach to working together as partners in care.

New Atlas promotes improvements in child health

NEWS: 26 Feb 2014, Health Quality Intelligence

A new online tool produced by the Health Quality & Safety Commission gives New Zealanders a clearer overview of how early childhood health services work for children and their families.

Hand hygiene knowledge and perceptions survey

NEWS: 25 Feb 2014, Infection Prevention & Control

Hand Hygiene New Zealand is running a quick online survey for DHB health care workers, to better understand the attitudes and perceptions that exist out hand hygiene.

Partners in care: show and tell symposium

EVENT: 14 Apr 2014, Partners in Care

Save the date for the partners in care show and tell symposium, a free workshop for providers and consumers to share their expertise, knowledge and approach of working together as partners in care.

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.

Trial of a suicide mortality review mechanism

NEWS: 21 Nov 2013, Suicide Mortality Review Committee

The Health Quality & Safety Commission is undertaking a two-year mortality review trial to improve knowledge about people who die by suicide and to help identify ways to reduce suicide rates in future.

Ward 25 patients now in ‘Falls Aware Ward’

NEWS: 15 Nov 2013, Falls

Falls prevention is in the spotlight in Ward 25 at Palmerston North Hospital as patients, staff and visitors are asked to embrace a pilot project called Falls Aware Ward.

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Workshop with Maxine Power

EVENT: 20 Sep 2013

On Friday 20 September 2013, UK improvement expert Maxine Power will be in Wellington to discuss campaigns, collaboratives, large scale change, and tools and techniques for regional engagement.