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Annual CYMRC workshop focuses on Te Tiriti-led quality improvement

NEWS: 13 Dec 2019, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

Te Tiriti-led quality improvement across the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s mortality review programme was the focus for the two-day annual workshop of the Child Youth Mortality Review Committee (CYMRC), held recently in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.

Quality improvement in mental health at Canterbury DHB

NEWS: 26 Nov 2019, Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement

Vicki Dent, acting quality manager, Specialist Mental Health Services at Canterbury District Health Board, explains what she hopes to achieve in her role working in quality improvement.

Commission attends practice managers conference

NEWS: 8 Oct 2019, Primary Care

Representatives from the Health Quality & Safety Commission profiled a range of our primary care-related work at the Practice Managers and Administrators Association of New Zealand (PMAANZ) conference in September.

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.

Patient Safety Week | Wiki Haumaru Tūroro update

NEWS: 26 Jun 2019, Aotearoa Patient Safety Day

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’.

Surgical briefings are an efficient way to start the day

PUBLICATION: 20 Jun 2019, Safe Surgery NZ

Briefings take just five minutes and have a significant and positive impact on patient safety by improving communication and teamwork, reducing delays and identifying potential risks prior to surgery.

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.