PUBLICATION: 31 May 2021, Building Leadership & Capability
Virtual presentations from the February 2021 Quality Improvement Scientific Symposium
NEWS: 24 Sep 2020
The latest issue of the Health Quality & Safety Commission's e-digest for the period of 3–23 September 2020 is now available online.
PUBLICATION: 8 Sep 2020, Primary Care
In its quality improvement project, Victory Square Pharmacy set out to address these inequities in opioid substitution treatment patients in Nelson.
NEWS: 4 Sep 2020, Primary Care
Addiction clients of Nelson’s Victory Square Pharmacy now have a better quality of life thanks to a project to improve their physical health.
NEWS: 30 Jun 2020, Health Quality Intelligence
From 1 July 2020, the Health Quality & Safety Commission expects district health boards (DHBs) to start collecting data again for all quality and safety measures (QSMs), following the recent interruption due to COVID-19.
PUBLICATION: 19 May 2020, Medication Safety
The Health Quality & Safety Commission, Choosing Wisely and the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists have developed an information leaflet to help patients, caregivers and whānau use opioid medicines safely, to manage non-cancer pain.
NEWS: 17 Apr 2020, Primary Care
Congratulations to Nelson’s Victory Square Pharmacy. Its Whakakotahi quality improvement project to improve the physical health of people on opioid substitution treatment won the He Tangata/The People – team work with consumer engagement – award.
NEWS: 16 Apr 2020, Health Quality Intelligence
The Health Quality & Safety Commission has temporarily suspended the requirement for DHBs to collect and report on QSM measures that are manually collected until 30 June 2020.
NEWS: 16 Dec 2019, Primary Care
Congratulations to the 17 representatives who work in primary care throughout Aotearoa New Zealand and completed the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s primary care quality improvement facilitator (PC QIF) programme this year.
NEWS: 10 Dec 2018, Primary Care
The shortlist of projects for the third round of Whakakotahi, the Commission’s initiative to develop quality improvement capability in primary care, has been announced.
PUBLICATION: 31 Aug 2018, Medication Safety
This package outlines the next steps and what the options are to make a significant difference in opioid-induced adverse drug events.
NEWS: 23 May 2018, Aged Residential Care
PUBLICATION: 27 Apr 2018, Medication Safety
Chronic pain should be carefully evaluated to decide which analgesic (pain reliever) is appropriate.
NEWS: 12 Apr 2018, Health Quality & Safety Commission
The latest issue of the Health Quality & Safety Commission's e-digest for the period of 22 March–11 April 2018 is now available online.