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Tall Man lettering


Tall Man lettering is an error prevention strategy used to reduce the risk of look-alike and sound-alike medicine names errors.

Health literacy in community pharmacy

NEWS: 21 May 2013, Partners in Care

The Health Quality & Safety Commission is conducting a survey to assist with health literacy demonstration project taking place in two community pharmacies.

Tairawhiti first to sign up for national patient safety campaign

NEWS: 17 May 2013, Open for better care

Tairawhiti District Health Board is the first DHB in New Zealand to pledge commitment to a national patient safety campaign aimed at saving lives and reducing harm, launched today by Associate Minister of Health Jo Goodhew.

Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand website

PUBLICATION: 6 Sep 2012, Medication Safety

The Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand is a membership organisation which provides support and services to community pharmacy owners. Follow the link below to view their website.

New Zealand Formulary launched

NEWS: 24 Jul 2012, Medication Safety

Around 130 key stakeholders and health professionals gathered in Wellington on 19 July to celebrate the launch of the New Zealand Formulary with the Hon. Peter Dunne, Associate Minister of Health.



Partners in Care is a six- to eight-month programme brought to you by the Health Quality & Safety Commission with a focus on consumer engagement, using the National Health Service Institute’s Experience-Based Design programme.

Patient safety key to health systems

NEWS: 12 Apr 2011, Medication Safety

Professor Alan Merry, Chair of the Health Quality & Safety Commission, writes how increasing the involvement of pharmacists in managing patients' medications is one of the most cost-effective ways to improve medication safety.

Universal list of medicines released

NEWS: 26 Jul 2011, Medication Safety

The New Zealand Universal List of Medicines, designed to prevent potentially harmful confusion about medicines has been given its general release, Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne said today.

Medicine Reconciliation


Putting processes in place to ensure patients are given the right medication when they change from one care provider to another.