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Alwena & Jim's story

PUBLICATION: 11 Sep 2019, Partners in Care

Alwena was diagnosed with stage 4 peritoneal cancer. In this video, her husband Jim (a health care professional) shares his story about Alwena's diagnosis and their whānau's experience with the health system.

Mataora: Encounters between medicine and the arts

EVENT: 12 Oct 2019, Health Quality & Safety Commission

Mataora: Encounters between Medicine and the Arts is a brand new event exploring a view of medicine and health that values imaginative and philosophical responses along with clinical and scientific thinking.

Getting better with evidence: Experiences of putting evidence into practice

EVENT: 10 Dec 2019, Health Quality & Safety Commission

'Getting better with evidence: Experiences of putting evidence into practice’ is a one-day conference where delegates can learn from experts about putting evidence into practice, and discuss the challenges currently being faced in health care.

Frailty care guides | Ngā aratohu maimoa hauwarea

PUBLICATION: 12 Sep 2019, Aged Residential Care

The frailty care guides are a suite of 26 nursing decision support tools covering the spectrum of frailty from deterioration to communication and advance treatment planning.

Open Forum with Helen Bevan, NHS Horizons

EVENT: 18 Nov 2019, Building Leadership & Capability

Save the date! Helen Bevan, chief transformation officer at NHS Horizons, returns to Wellington on 18 November 2019.

Third annual update on increasing transparency in New Zealand health care

PUBLICATION: 27 Aug 2019, Health Quality Intelligence

This is the third annual update as required by the Ombudsman from the Ministry of Health and the Health Quality & Safety Commission (the Commission) on the sector’s progress towards increasing transparency of health data in New Zealand by June 2021.

Patient Safety Week update – 24 July 2019

NEWS: 24 Jul 2019, Patient Safety Week

Planning for Patient Safety Week 2019 is well underway. Our main resource, training and education videos focusing on implicit bias in health care, are being filmed and feature a range of subject-matter experts.

Patient Safety Week | Wiki Haumaru Tūroro update

NEWS: 26 Jun 2019, Patient Safety Week

Planning for Patient Safety Week | Wiki Haumaru Tūroro (3–9 November 2019) continues. This year we are again partnering with ACC to promote the week. This year’s theme is ‘Improving communication by understanding implicit bias in health care’.

Choosing Wisely must mean choosing equity

NEWS: 12 Jun 2019, Health Quality & Safety Commission

A paper published in the latest New Zealand Medical Journal says the Choosing Wisely campaign must ensure the message 'more is not necessarily better' does not inadvertently worsen the under-treatment for Māori and other groups.

Streamlining patient enrolment delivers extra benefits

NEWS: 29 May 2019, Primary Care

A project to improve the patient enrolment process at Whanganui’s Gonville Health and make it more patient-centred and culturally appropriate has achieved benefits beyond its intended aims.

Commission proud to receive the Rainbow Tick

NEWS: 17 Jun 2019, Health Quality & Safety Commission

The Health Quality & Safety Commission is proud to be the latest organisation to receive the Rainbow Tick – a sign that we welcome, understand and value sexual and gender diversity.