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Revised Global Trigger Tool Implementation Guide 2014

PUBLICATION: 12 Nov 2014, Adverse Events

The Global Trigger Tool Guide and appendices provide useful information about using the GTT, including managing data, standard operating procedures, reporting, triggers, performance indicators, and identifying opportunities for improvement.

Falls Prevention Clinical Lead visits District Health Boards

PUBLICATION: 2 Nov 2012, Reducing Harm from Falls

Sandy Blake has been visiting DHBs at their invitation as a way of identifying best practice that can be shared with others, and also, to understand what support the programme can offer. Click here for an outline on how to request and plan for a visit.

A Collaborative National Approach to Reducing Preventable Harm

PUBLICATION: 1 Nov 2012, Reducing Harm from Falls

This report, A Collaborative National Approach to Reducing Preventable Harm: Quality of care indicator mapping: Falls injury prevention and pressure injury prevention, is for all District Health Boards.

Patient safety: the rising star of clinical care

NEWS: 24 Oct 2012

This is the keynote address by Dr Margaret Chan, Director General of the World Health Organisation, delivered to the 29th International Conference of the International Society for Quality in Health Care, Geneva Switzerland.

Alcohol Healthwatch Trust launches BABIES + BOOZE campaign

NEWS: 18 Oct 2012, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

Media release from the Alcohol Healthwatch Trust. The Trust has teamed up with two community organisations to launch the BABIES + BOOZE campaign to raise awareness of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.

David Sage
Clinical Lead for Reportable Events programme appointed

NEWS: 5 Oct 2012, Adverse Events

Dr David Sage has been appointed Clinical Lead for the national reportable events programme. This includes the national reportable events policy, and reporting of serious and sentinel events by district health boards (DHBs).

Clinical Lead for Global Trigger Tools programme appointed

NEWS: 28 Jun 2012, Adverse Events

Gillian Robb has been appointed as the Clinical Lead for the Commission’s Global Trigger Tools work programme. Gillian is a professional teaching fellow at Auckland University, and a Senior Quality Manager at Counties Manukau DHB

Clinical Lead for Falls Programme appointed

NEWS: 28 Jun 2012, Reducing Harm from Falls

Sandy Blake has been appointed as Clinical Lead for the National Falls Harm Prevention Programme. She is the Director of Nursing, Patient Safety and Quality, at Whanganui District Health Board.

The latest news from Health Quality Evaluation programme

NEWS: 19 Jun 2012, Health Quality Intelligence

An update from the Commission's Health Quality Evaluation programme, including information on the forthcoming atlas of healthcare variation and the latest news on the health quality and safety indicators and quality and safety markers.

Deciphering harm measurement

NEWS: 30 May 2012, Adverse Events

The need for agreement on how harm rates should be measured and tracked is highlighted in the Journal of the American Medical Association this week.