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Live Stronger for Longer theme of April Falls campaign

MEDIA RELEASE: 3 Apr 2018, Reducing Harm from Falls

Live Stronger for Longer is the theme of this year’s ‘April Falls’ campaign. The annual campaign raises awareness of the harm caused by falls, and what can be done to prevent them.

Live Stronger for Longer theme of April Falls campaign

NEWS: 3 Apr 2018, Reducing Harm from Falls

Live Stronger for Longer is the theme of this year’s ‘April Falls’ campaign. The annual campaign raises awareness of the harm caused by falls, and what can be done to prevent them.

Take and Tell (patient safety video)

PUBLICATION: 9 Nov 2017, Medication Safety

The video supports a campaign being promoted by the Uppsala Monitoring Centre (UMC) in Sweden to advance the science of pharmacovigilance and inspire patient safety initiatives all over the world.

Whakakotahi 2018 shortlist announced

NEWS: 25 Oct 2017, Primary Care

A recent Expressions of Interest invitation for quality improvement projects for Whakakotahi 2018 resulted in 22 applications.

Evaluation of the Advance Care Planning Programme

PUBLICATION: 16 May 2017, Other Topics

The Health Quality & Safety Commission and Health Workforce New Zealand recently commissioned an independent evaluation of the advance care planning programme and training.

Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)

PUBLICATION: 20 Dec 2016, Building Leadership & Capability

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), an independent not-for-profit organisation based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is a leading innovator, convener, partner, and driver of results in health and health care improvement worldwide.

The Health Foundation

PUBLICATION: 20 Dec 2016, Building Leadership & Capability

The Health Foundation is an independent charity committed to bringing about better health and health care for people in the UK. Their aim is a healthier population, supported by high quality health care that can be equitably accessed.

The King’s Fund

PUBLICATION: 20 Dec 2016, Building Leadership & Capability

The King’s Fund is an independent charity working to improve health care in England.

Management of the advance care planning programme and training

NEWS: 12 Oct 2016

The National Advance Care Planning Cooperative has been working with the Health Quality & Safety Commission and the 20 district health boards (DHBs) to find support and funding for advance care planning governance and activities for the 2016–17 year.

Suicide Mortality Review Committee report released

NEWS: 31 May 2016, Suicide Mortality Review Committee

Suicide is a major cause of death in New Zealand and the most common cause of death for young people. In 2012, 549 New Zealanders took their own lives with suicide rates being much higher in males.

Falls prevention starts in the home

MEDIA RELEASE: 1 Apr 2016, Reducing Harm from Falls

As a month-long focus on preventing falls begins, one Upper Hutt resident is well aware of the campaign’s slogan: falls prevention is everyone’s business.

Agencies need to change response to family violence

MEDIA RELEASE: 25 Feb 2016, Family Violence Death Review Committee

The Family Violence Death Review Committee (FVDRC) says agencies must take more responsibility for the safety of family violence victims, rather than expecting victims to keep themselves safe from abusive partners.

What’s coming up for April Falls?

NEWS: 9 Feb 2016, Reducing Harm from Falls

It won’t be long until this annual month-long event is upon us, and we have lots planned, as will many of you. This year’s national theme will embrace ‘prevention right through to review and learning from falls events’.