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Entries for the April Falls display photo competition

NEWS: 27 May 2015, Falls

The Health Quality & Safety Commission has asked people to send in photographs of their April Falls display – the best of which will win its sender a box of chocolate fish to share with their April Falls team.

Open campaign focuses on reducing harm from falls

NEWS: 17 Apr 2015, Falls

We are now working on the fifth Open for better care campaign topic – reducing harm from falls across care settings, with a stronger focus in the community and primary care.

New service to combat falls in Hawke's Bay

NEWS: 14 Apr 2015, Falls

Hawke’s Bay District Health Board is forming a Fracture Liaison Service (FLS) to reduce injuries from falls which in a recent financial year cost the DHB more than six-and-a-half million dollars.

bpacNZ features 'Stand up to Falls' campaign

NEWS: 10 Apr 2015, Falls

This article from bpacNZ outlines the reasons behind the Health Quality & Safety Commission's revisit of reducing harm from falls as the latest six-month focus of the Open for better care national patient safety campaign.

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.

Capital & Coast spreads the word about medication safety

NEWS: 2 Apr 2015, Medication

Capital & Coast was one of the district health boards (DHBs) that used Let’s PLAN for better care pharmacy week to have a stall on behalf of reducing harm from high-risk medicines, the just-finished six-month focus of the Open for better care patient safe

MidCentral extends medication safety campaign for another 12 months

NEWS: 2 Apr 2015, Medication

The end of the Open for better care national patient safety campaign’s six-month focus on reducing harm from high-risk medicines is just the beginning for MidCentral District Health Board (DHB) – as it prepares for the start in May of its own year-long me

Let’s PLAN pharmacy week proves popular

NEWS: 31 Mar 2015, Open for better care

The inaugural Let’s PLAN pharmacy week ran from 22 to 28 February 2015 and had great support from community and hospital pharmacies around the country.

Three-fold opioid variation a cue to look at prescribing, says Commission

MEDIA RELEASE: 18 Mar 2015, Health Quality Intelligence

Evidence that the number of people being given one of the most dangerous classes of medicine varies up to three-fold around New Zealand is a cue for hospitals and primary health care providers to take a close look at their prescribing.