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Surgical teamwork and communication


The Safe Surgery NZ programme aims to reduce harm from surgery by encouraging teams to consistently apply evidence-based practices and safety checks to all patients and improve teamwork and communication.

Falls assessment rates improve in latest QSM update

NEWS: 30 Jun 2015, Health Quality Intelligence

The Health Quality & Safety Commission’s latest quality and safety marker (QSM) quarterly data shows falls assessment rates are continuing to improve. The update covers QSM data from January–March 2015.

New Zealand Health Quality & Safety Commission – Making progress

NEWS: 7 Apr 2015, Health Quality & Safety Commission

Since forming four years ago, the New Zealand Health Quality & Safety Commission has made great progress and is now entering, which its chief executive Dr Janice Wilson calls ‘the second phase’ of its life.

Everyone has a part to play in infection prevention and control

MEDIA RELEASE: 21 Oct 2014, Infection Prevention & Control

International Infection Prevention Week, October 20-26, is a reminder that infection prevention and control is everyone’s business and responsibility – whether you are a patient, family member or health care professional, says the Health Quality & Safety

Medication Safety programme update

NEWS: 24 Jul 2014, Medication Safety

An update from the Commission's Medication Safety programme, covering the national medication safety forum, the Open campaign, safe use of opioids national collaborative, quality and safety markers and the departure of the clinical lead.

DHB Assessment Tools and Care Plans


The Commission recommends evidence-based approaches to risk assessment and care planning and promotes consistency in these processes at a national level.

Patient safety campaign showing results

NEWS: 30 May 2014, Open for better care

Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew has congratulated health professionals as a national patient safety campaign in hospitals marks its first anniversary.

Quality & Safety Markers


Helping develop guidance documents for data collection to make sure the information we collect is an accurate reflection of what is happening in health care.

BOPDHB's falls performance noted nationally

NEWS: 9 Apr 2014, Health Quality Intelligence

The Bay of Plenty District Health Board (BOPDHB) has been recognised nationally for the strides it is making against a healthcare target on patient falls.

WDHB welcomes latest Quality and Safety Markers results

NEWS: 9 Apr 2014, Health Quality Intelligence

Whanganui District Health Board (WDHB) continues to improve its performance against the Health Quality Safety Commission’s Quality and Safety Markers (QSMs) released today for the October to December 2013 quarter.