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Porirua team wins Open for leadership award

NEWS: 28 Nov 2018, Building Leadership & Capability

A leadership team from the Porirua Union & Community Health Service is the latest recipient of a Commission Open for leadership award.

Whanganui DHB: Improving Service Transitions through focusing on CHOICE

NEWS: 26 Oct 2018, Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement

Janice Bowers, clinical nurse manager at Whanganui DHB has been leading a project for ICAMHAS (Infant, child and adolescent mental health and addiction services) to improve the way the department manages service transitions.

Reshaping the rules at Hutt Valley DHB

NEWS: 24 Jul 2018, Health Quality & Safety Commission

Staff at Hutt Valley District Health Board (DHB) are being encouraged to speak up if they think an aspect of patient care isn’t working, or is unnecessary, and suggest a better approach.

Endoscopy coordinator receives Open for leadership award

NEWS: 31 Jul 2018, Building Leadership & Capability

Maria Petrovics-Edens from West Coast District Health Board (DHB) has received an Open for leadership award for her successes in taking on the new role of endoscopy coordinator.

Developing a co-designed diabetes model of care

NEWS: 22 Jun 2018, Primary Care

The Linwood Medical Centre & Canterbury District Health Board (DHB) diabetes integrated specialist clinic in Christchurch is one of the six successful initiatives supported by the Commission’s Whakakotahi 2018 primary care quality improvement challenge.

Going Dutch: what the Netherlands health care study group learned

NEWS: 6 Jun 2018, Aged Residential Care

A small group of New Zealand health professionals recently participated in a study tour to the Netherlands, hosted by CareMetric principal Jan Weststrate. The group visited hospitals, health care agencies (regulatory and quality improvement), aged care...

WellSouth tackles health literacy

NEWS: 23 May 2018, Primary Care

Four years ago, Wellsouth Primary Health Network, covering the southern district, set up a long-term conditions (LTC) team. From a 'blank canvas' they have developed a new LTC model of care for the network and heath care professional training focusing...

Falls champions clinical team May 2018
My year of falls learning

BLOG POST

Falls was an entirely new area for me when I was appointed to a new nurse educator role at Lakes District Health Board (DHB) in May 2017.

Falls prevention in hospital shows benefits as broken hips reduced

MEDIA RELEASE: 9 Apr 2018, Reducing Harm from Falls

New data from the Health Quality & Safety Commission show the number of people falling in hospital and breaking their hip continues to reduce. Between September 2014 and the end of September 2017, there have been 107 fewer in-hospital falls resulting...