NEWS: 9 Feb 2021, Infection Prevention & Control
The Health Quality & Safety Commission is working with a second cohort of hospitals to implement a pre-operative anti-staphylococcal bundle to reduce surgical site infections in New Zealand hospitals.
NEWS: 17 Sep 2019, Aotearoa Patient Safety Day
World Patient Safety Day, 17 September 2019, is being marked for the first time across the globe today.
PUBLICATION: 19 Jun 2019, Safe Surgery NZ
A five-minute team briefing before starting the day’s surgical list reduces patient harm. This brochure answers the most commonly asked questions about introducing a start-of-list briefing.
PUBLICATION: 19 Jun 2019, Safe Surgery NZ
A five-minute team briefing before starting the day’s surgical list reduces patient harm. This poster outlines the steps required for a start-of-list briefing.
PUBLICATION: 6 Sep 2018, Health Quality & Safety Commission
The Health Quality & Safety Commission's work covers an ambitious range of programmes that target critical improvement opportunities in health care facilities throughout New Zealand. These programmes are described briefly in this document.
NEWS: 14 Jun 2018, Health Quality Intelligence
The latest snapshot of the quality of New Zealand’s health care shows a health system that continues to perform well in the face of a number of challenges.
NEWS: 20 Dec 2017, Health Quality Intelligence
The Health Quality & Safety Commission has updated information on the use of opioids for 2016 in its Atlas of Healthcare Variation.
EVENT: 6 Sep 2017, Building Leadership & Capability
A half-day workshop for emerging clinical leaders
PUBLICATION: 20 Dec 2016, Building Leadership & Capability
This report from the UK’s Health & Social Care Information Centre presents statistics for April 2014–April 2015 from the NHS safety thermometer.
PUBLICATION: 25 Nov 2016, Safe Surgery NZ
This report outlines the results of the Safe Surgery NZ programme's intervention training project for the surgical safety checklist.
NEWS: 5 Nov 2016, Patient Safety Week
Let's Talk. That is the theme for Hauora Tairāwhiti and other health boards during Patient Safety Week, when the emphasis is on better communication between patient, whānau and health professionals.
NEWS: 31 Oct 2016, Patient Safety Week
Patient Safety Week starts today and coincides with the release of a new report showing patient harm reduction and cost savings have been achieved through improved health services.
NEWS: 13 Sep 2016, Building Leadership & Capability
‘Variation: the good, the bad and the inexplicable’ was the topic covered by Professor Anne Duggan, Senior Medical Advisor at the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, at the latest Open Forum: International Speaker Series event.
MEDIA RELEASE: 19 Aug 2016, Health Quality Intelligence
The Health Quality & Safety Commission says figures showing a continuing increase in the prescription of powerful opioids are a prompt for hospitals and primary health care providers to take a close look at their prescribing.
PUBLICATION: 30 Jun 2016, Adverse Events
This report alerts providers to key findings and actions following review of two incidents in different organisations where surgical equipment was assembled incorrectly resulting in patient harm in the operating theatre.
PUBLICATION: 12 Apr 2016, Medication Safety
Issue 17 of the Medication Safety Watch newsletter, a bulletin for all health professionals and health care managers working with medicines or patient safety.
NEWS: 25 Feb 2016, Adverse Events
There have been a number of changes in the adverse event learning programme team recently, and we would like to reintroduce you to the team.
NEWS: 18 Feb 2016, Medication Safety
Issue three of the Safe use of opioids national collaborative newsletter.
PUBLICATION: 18 Feb 2016, Medication Safety
Issue three of the safe use of opioids collaborative newsletter.
NEWS: 3 Feb 2016, Clinical leadership for quality and safety
What makes a good clinical leader? Where is patient harm occurring, and what can we do about it? How do we lead change within a complex system? These are just some of the questions that will be tackled in the final Open for better care campaign topic, foc
PUBLICATION: 19 Aug 2015, Medication Safety
Issue two of the safe use of opioids collaborative newsletter.