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Free Let’s PLAN flyer for consumers available

NEWS: 5 Jan 2016, Partners in Care

Don’t forget about Let’s PLAN – the free consumer resource developed by the Commission that encourages people to plan ahead for visits to their GP or other primary health care professional.

Stand up to falls campaign topic comes to an end

NEWS: 27 Oct 2015, Falls

The fifth Open for better care campaign topic, Stand up to falls, has now finished. It had a strong focus on the benefits of an integrated approach to falls prevention and encouraging providers to work together with their primary and community care partne

Falls prevention toolkit for clinicians aids integrated approach

NEWS: 7 Sep 2015, Falls

The Health Quality & Safety Commission, in association with bpacnz, has developed the Stay Independent Falls Prevention Toolkit for Clinicians and the Ask, assess, act pocketcard to aid primary care teams in assessment of an individual's risk of falling.

MidCentral falls prevention symposium a big hit

NEWS: 21 Apr 2015, Reducing Harm from Falls

Over 200 health workers attended MidCentral District Health Board’s (DHB’s) falls prevention symposium at the Palmerston North Convention Centre, which was held as part of April Falls activities in the region.

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

Let’s PLAN pharmacy week proves popular

NEWS: 31 Mar 2015, Open for better care

The inaugural Let’s PLAN pharmacy week ran from 22 to 28 February 2015 and had great support from community and hospital pharmacies around the country.

Pharmacists key to safe use of medicines

NEWS: 20 Feb 2015, Medication

The Health Quality & Safety Commission’s Let’s PLAN for better care pharmacy week is a great opportunity for New Zealanders to discover how much they can learn about their medicines from their pharmacist, says Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne.

Let's PLAN pharmacy poster

PUBLICATION: 4 Feb 2015, Medication

Poster for pharmacies with questions consumers may want to ask about their medicines.