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Postoperative NZ mortality data 'a driver for surgical safety'

NEWS: 7 May 2015, Perioperative Mortality Review Committee

The collection of data regarding deaths during and after surgery can be used to influence surgical safety, delegates to the Royal Australasian College of Surgeon’s 84th Annual Scientific Conference have been told.

Nurses on the front line of quality improvement

NEWS: 12 May 2015

The Health Quality & Safety Commission says nurses are well placed to serve on the front line of quality improvement, following in the footsteps of Florence Nightingale, who was born 195 years ago today.

Becoming an improvement advisor

EVENT: 10 Aug 2015

A nine-month action learning programme that is designed specifically for those individuals who know they have the aptitude for turning vision into action and are looking for an opportunity to take their improvement skills and knowledge to the next level.

Workbook: From Atlas to Action

PUBLICATION: 3 Apr 2018, Reducing Harm from Falls

This workbook is designed to help connect data at district level from the Atlas of Healthcare Variation falls domain with local action.

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

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.

Manukau Health and Wellness Expo

EVENT: 14 Apr 2015, Partners in Care

Manukau City Accident and Medical Clinic and ProCare Health are planning for a Manukau Wellness expo that will provide significant benefits for the Manukau, South Auckland community.

Patients encouraged to self-help

NEWS: 11 Dec 2014, Patient Safety Week

Taranaki Base Hospital is encouraging patients to work with professionals to achieve better health.

Video showcases South Island DHBs patient safety success

NEWS: 5 Dec 2014, Patient Safety Week

A new video has been released showcasing some of the different ways in which Canterbury DHB and other South Island DHBs are continuing to improve patient safety through their support of the Open for better care campaign.

Interviews with Dr James Bagian

NEWS: 12 Nov 2014, Patient Safety Week

Dr James Bagian was in New Zealand for Patient Safety Week (3–9 November 2014) and had a number of TV and radio interviews.

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