NEWS: 30 Jan 2020, Primary Care
Congratulations to Auckland health and social services organisation, The Fono, for being selected as a finalist in the inaugural New Zealand Primary Healthcare Awards | He Tohu Mauri Ora.
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.
Developing an advanced care plan with their father helped a nurse, her family and health professionals meet his end-of-life wishes and care for him at home.
NEWS: 19 Sep 2019, Health Quality & Safety Commission
The latest issue of the Health Quality & Safety Commission's e-digest for the period of 29 August to 18 September 2019 is now available online.
NEWS: 26 Jul 2019, Health Quality Intelligence
New data from over 72,000 patients who responded to a survey about their experiences with New Zealand health services shows one in five reported not visiting a GP or nurse due to cost in the last 12 months.
NEWS: 4 Jul 2019, Primary Care
A Hastings community pharmacy’s project to improve asthma management in a group of Māori and Pacific children has left everyone breathing easier.
NEWS: 30 Apr 2019, Health Quality Intelligence
New data shows 49 percent of those who visited their GP in 2017 were dispensed at least one antibiotic.The data is part of the new Atlas of Healthcare Variation on community use of antibiotics released by the Health Quality & Safety Commission.
NEWS: 29 Apr 2019, Medication Safety
A review and update of the standard batch sheets for oral liquid formulations compounded in New Zealand (NZ standard oral formulations or NZSOF) has been completed.
PUBLICATION: 9 Apr 2019, Medication Safety
Techniques for reviewing an event and implementing change and improvements.
NEWS: 4 Apr 2019, Health Quality & Safety Commission
Kaushiki Roy will be one of the consumer voices at the Choosing Wisely forum, Continuing the Conversation. The forum will take place at Te Wharewaka o Poneke in Wellington on Friday 10 May, 2019.
NEWS: 1 Feb 2019, Health Quality & Safety Commission
The Choosing Wisely forum Continuing the Conversation will be held at Te Wharewaka o Pōneke in Wellington on Friday 10 May 2019.
PUBLICATION: 17 Jan 2019, Adverse Events
This report alerts providers to key medication-related findings from the national primary care patient experience survey, and includes some recommendations for improvement.
PUBLICATION: 13 Dec 2018, Building Leadership & Capability
Presentations from the Health Quality & Safety Commission's 2018 Quality Improvement Scientific Symposium.
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.
NEWS: 11 Oct 2018, Health Quality Intelligence
Most patients feel their GP or practice nurse treats them with kindness, understanding and respect, results of a survey by the Health Quality & Safety Commission and Ministry of Health show.
NEWS: 29 Aug 2018, Partners in Care
The Health Quality & Safety Commission’s Partners in Care programme team were invited to attend a consumer-focused grand round at Bay of Plenty District Health Board on 21 August.
NEWS: 26 Jul 2018, Health Quality & Safety Commission
The latest issue of the Health Quality & Safety Commission's e-digest for the period of 5–25 July 2018 is now available online.