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District health boards take part in World Hand Hygiene Day 2020

NEWS: 2 Jun 2020, Infection Prevention & Control

District health boards across the country took part in World Hand Hygiene Day on Tuesday 5 May 2020. This article summarises some of the fun and innovative events DHBs shared with the Health Quality & Safety Commission as they celebrated.

Webinar: Coronavirus infections among health care workers

EVENT: 13 May 2020, Infection Prevention & Control

A webinar from the World Health Organization about coronavirus infections among health care workers: what we know about COVID-19 and what we have learned from other outbreaks.

The Fono’s Whakakotahi project an award finalist

NEWS: 30 Jan 2020, Primary Care

Congratulations to Auckland health and social services organisation, The Fono, for being selected as a finalist in the inaugural New Zealand Primary Healthcare Awards | He Tohu Mauri Ora.

Southern DHB joins Choosing Wisely campaign

NEWS: 29 Aug 2019, Health Quality & Safety Commission

Southern District Health Board recently joined other district health boards (DHBs) in formally introducing the Choosing Wisely approach. Choosing Wisely encourages consumers and health professionals to discuss whether a particular test, treatment...

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.

New portal for quality and safety marker data

NEWS: 22 Jan 2019, Health Quality Intelligence

The Commission has developed a new online portal to make it easier for district health boards (DHBs) to submit data for its quality and safety markers (QSMs).

Think twice about that medical test or treatment this summer

NEWS: 16 Jan 2019, Health Quality & Safety Commission

Summer in New Zealand is about days at the beach, the sound of cicadas and the smell of melting tar. But for some people it can also be synonymous with having skin rashes and sore knees and backs from gardening or backyard cricket; not to mention tennis..