NEWS: 5 Nov 2018, Aotearoa Patient Safety Day
Antibiotics are not always the answer. That’s the message from 12-year-old Libby Thompson from Cust School in Rangiora, winner of the 2018 national antibiotic awareness poster competition.
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.
NEWS: 8 Aug 2018, Aotearoa Patient Safety Day
School children in years five to eight are fighting germs as part of a nationwide poster competition about antibiotic resistance.
NEWS: 28 Jun 2018, Partners in Care
Martine Abel-Williamson was awarded the Queen’s Service Medal for services to people with disabilities.
EVENT: 31 Oct 2018, Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement
Emerge Aotearoa is delighted to be hosting the 13th Biennial Asia Pacific (AsPac) International Mental Health and Addiction Conference, Healthy Futures: Inspiration, Inclusion and Integration in Auckland, New Zealand from 31 October to 1 November 2018.
EVENT: 3 Sep 2018, Health Quality & Safety Commission
All Together Better Health IX (ATBH IX) is the leading global interprofessional education and collaborative practice conference.
The World Health Organization checklist was created to start our work and build a foundation of safety for our patients. It established the important role of teamwork and communication in providing high quality safe care.
A patient story of preventable harm. Every now and then a personal story comes along to shock us. It forces us to shake our heads and demand an answer. It calls us to action.
EVENT: 10 Sep 2018, Health Quality & Safety Commission
The BMJ International Forum in the Asia Pacific region will take place at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre in Melbourne, Australia, between 10-12 September 2018.
PUBLICATION: 21 Nov 2017, Medication Safety
Presentations are now online from the regional medication safety workshops hosted by the Commission, in partnership with ACC and MedSafe, held between 30 October and 3 November 2017 in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington and Dunedin.
PUBLICATION: 9 Nov 2017, Medication Safety
The video supports a campaign being promoted by the Uppsala Monitoring Centre (UMC) in Sweden to advance the science of pharmacovigilance and inspire patient safety initiatives all over the world.
NEWS: 6 Sep 2017, Medication Safety
The Patient Safety and Risk Management unit at WHO HQ in Geneva has recently re-launched its Patient Safety website.
NEWS: 26 Jul 2017, Infection Prevention & Control
DHBs throughout the country embraced World Hand Hygiene Day this year. The campaign promotes a global profile on the importance of improving hand hygiene in health care annually on 5 May 2017.
NEWS: 25 Jul 2017
The latest issue of the Health Quality & Safety Commission's e-digest for the period of 12–25 July 2017 is now available online.
NEWS: 11 Jul 2017
The latest issue of the Health Quality & Safety Commission's e-digest for the period of 23 June–11 July 2017 is now available online.
EVENT: 30 Oct 2017, Medication Safety
Medication safety regional workshops
EVENT: 15 Oct 2017, Infection Prevention & Control
The Hand Hygiene NZ programme will be facilitating a half-day interactive workshop on building a strong platform for infection prevention
NEWS: 27 Apr 2017, Infection Prevention & Control
The Health Quality & Safety Commission is welcoming today’s release of a report by the Antimicrobial Resistance Action Planning Group.
EVENT: 9 May 2017, Health Quality Intelligence
Professor Thérèse Stukel and Dr Dominik Von Stillfried will set the scene for a day focused on variations analyses, atlases of health care variation and how they can be used to address variation.
NEWS: 20 Dec 2016, Health Quality & Safety Commission
Issue 59 of the Health Quality & Safety Commission's e-update is now available online.