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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.

Spend five to save lives

NEWS: 16 May 2019, Safe Surgery NZ

The Health Quality & Safety Commission is encouraging surgical teams in district health boards and private surgical hospitals throughout New Zealand to hold a start-of-list briefing on Thursday 27 June 2019.

Quality improvement facilitators graduate

NEWS: 30 Apr 2019, Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement

A second cohort of health professionals has recently graduated from the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s mental health and addiction programme’s quality improvement facilitator (QIF) course.

Quality Improvement Scientific Symposium 2019

EVENT: 10 Oct 2019, Building Leadership & Capability

The Commission is hosting its 5th annual scientific symposium featuring keynote speakers, peer-reviewed papers, interactive sessions and learning and networking opportunities.

Reducing harm, improving care | He whakaiti wharanga, he whakapai tiakinga

PUBLICATION: 6 Sep 2018, Health Quality & Safety Commission

The Health Quality & Safety Commission's work covers an ambitious range of programmes that target critical improvement opportunities in health care facilities throughout New Zealand. These programmes are described briefly in this document.

Just and fair culture

PUBLICATION: 14 Mar 2019, Medication Safety

This training video illustrates the principles of a just and fair culture; in a just culture, people feel safe and secure to speak up when an error occurs.

International Forum on Quality & Safety in Healthcare 2019

EVENT: 18 Sep 2019, Health Quality & Safety Commission

The International Forum in the Asia Pacific Region showcases internationally recognised keynotes and addresses regional needs, bringing the best of international learning to the region.

Serious Illness Conversation Guide training

EVENT: 9 May 2019, Advance Care Planning

In association with the Choosing Wisely Forum, the Health Quality & Safety Commission is offering three-hour Serious Illness Conversation Guide training on Thursday 9 May 2019.

Whakakotahi 2019 shortlist announced

NEWS: 10 Dec 2018, Primary Care

The shortlist of projects for the third round of Whakakotahi, the Commission’s initiative to develop quality improvement capability in primary care, has been announced.

Using 'nudges' to co-design improvements in patient care

NEWS: 28 Nov 2018, Partners in Care

The Partners in Care and medication safety teams have been working with Ogilvy, to develop low-cost interventions called 'nudges' to improve the lower-scoring areas of the national adult inpatient experience survey.

Clinical governance recommendations for recognition and response systems

PUBLICATION: 21 Nov 2017, Patient Deterioration

This paper is intended for project teams responsible for implementing and improving recognition and response systems in New Zealand hospitals. It briefly outlines recommendations for ongoing clinical governance of recognition and response systems.

Whanganui DHB: Improving Service Transitions through focusing on CHOICE

NEWS: 26 Oct 2018, Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement

Janice Bowers, clinical nurse manager at Whanganui DHB has been leading a project for ICAMHAS (Infant, child and adolescent mental health and addiction services) to improve the way the department manages service transitions.

MidCentral DHB: Reducing readmission rates amongst high-end users

NEWS: 26 Oct 2018, Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement

Discovering that just 20 percent of their mental health and addiction (MHA) service consumers were using 80 percent of the allocated funds provided the impetus for a quality improvement project at MidCentral DHB.

Co-design will help improve transitions

NEWS: 15 Oct 2018, Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement

The Connecting Care Project will see health service providers, consumers, and their families and whānau working together to better understand and improve the experience of transitions between or within providers.