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Successful quality accounts workshop held

NEWS: 18 Mar 2016, Health Quality Intelligence

The Health Quality & Safety Commission recently held a successful day-long workshop on 10 March to discuss this year's district health board (DHB) quality accounts.

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.

Preventing pressure injuries in New Zealand

NEWS: 21 Jan 2016, Other Topics

The Health Quality & Safety Commission, ACC and the Ministry of Health have released a report that looks at the economic and social harm caused by pressure injuries.

Free CALD cultural competency courses

NEWS: 20 Jan 2016

Free CALD (culturally and linguistically diverse) competency training is now available to staff from New Zealand district health boards (DHB) and primary health organisations.

Fewer babies dying in their sleep

NEWS: 4 Dec 2015, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

Figures just released from the Health Quality Safety Commission for 2014 show 40 babies died in 2014 from SUDI or sudden, unexpected death in infancy. On average, there were 47 deaths per year in the five years to 2014.

Patients to be surveyed about out of hospital care

MEDIA RELEASE: 19 Aug 2015, Health Quality Intelligence

Patients from over 20 general practices across New Zealand will be asked about their care outside of hospital, in a trial of an online survey taking place from July to October.

Cultural competency courses are going national

NEWS: 12 Aug 2015, Partners in Care

aitemata District Health Board has announced their eCALD™ cultural competency courses will be available free to all district health board staff from 28 August 2015.

Accessing a consumer perspective

NEWS: 10 Aug 2015, Partners in Care

The Ministry of Health recently established the Long Term Conditions Consumer Advisory Panel, to engage consumers directly in the design of more effective health services, systems and support for those affected by long-term conditions.