MEDIA RELEASE: 1 Nov 2012
The Commission congratulates the winners of the Whanganui 2012 Health and Disability Quality Awards.
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.
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.
EVENT: 7 Nov 2012, Safe Surgery NZ
The New Zealand chapter meeting of The Health Roundtable is scheduled for November in Auckland. The special topic for the meeting is 'reducing perioperative harm.'
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).
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NEWS: 24 Jul 2012
The Commission seeks the services of an appropriate provider who is accustomed to working with a variety of central organisations and sector stakeholders to design and project manage the development and production of resources.
These are a set of high level measures which are designed to provide the public and the health and disability sector with a clear picture of the quality and safety of health services in New Zealand.
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
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.
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.
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.
NEWS: 28 May 2012, Medication Safety
This study looks at the number and type of prescription errors made by clinicians within the first 24 hours of a general medical patient’s hospital admission.
Partners in Care is a six- to eight-month programme brought to you by the Health Quality & Safety Commission with a focus on consumer engagement, using the National Health Service Institute’s Experience-Based Design programme.
PUBLICATION: 18 May 2012, Medication Safety
Authors from the University of Toronto take a closer look at the key questions of medicine reconciliation in this Healthcare Quarterly article
NEWS: 16 May 2012, Medication Safety
Authors from the University of Toronto take a closer look at medicine reconciliation in this Healthcare Quarterly article.
NEWS: 16 May 2012, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee
The Child and Youth Mortality Review Committee agrees with coroner over ways to reduce harm from butane inhalation.