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Imagine a world without antibiotics

PUBLICATION: 14 Nov 2014, Infection Prevention & Control

These videos from NPS MedicineWise highlight the need to reduce use of antibiotics.

Antibiotic Awareness Week 2014

NEWS: 7 Nov 2014, Infection Prevention & Control

During International Antibiotic Awareness Week (17-23 November 2014) the Health Quality & Safety Commission is joining colleagues in Australia, the UK, Canada, the US and European countries in raising awareness of the global threat of antimicrobial resist

Paper shows people are not receiving adequate treatment for gout

NEWS: 17 Oct 2014, Health Quality Intelligence

A new paper published in the New Zealand Medical Journal has examined treatments for gout in New Zealand and found only 23 percent of gout patients considered to require regular treatment were being treated according to best practice.

Medication Safety Forum 2014

EVENT: 16 Oct 2014, Medication Safety

Join in the launch of the Open for better care medication safety campaign and collaborative.

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.

Save the date: Medication Safety Forum

NEWS: 18 Jul 2014, Medication Safety

The Health Quality & Safety Commission is excited to launch the high-risk medicine topic for the Open for better care campaign and safe use of opioids collaborative.

Medication Safety programme update

NEWS: 25 Jun 2014, Medication Safety

The Commission is planning a three-year medication safety improvement programme on high-risk medicines across primary and secondary care settings, with an initial focus on reducing harm from opioids (eg, morphine and oxycodone) in secondary care.

Medication Safety Watch – Issue 10, June 2014

PUBLICATION: 10 Jun 2014, Medication Safety

Issue 10 of the Medication Safety Watch newsletter, a bulletin for all health professionals and health care managers working with medicines or patient safety.

Measurement and Evaluation Project reports

PUBLICATION: 28 Apr 2014, Medication Safety

A significant piece of work was concluded in 2013 which focussed on measurement and evaluation across the medication safety programme.