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Streamlining patient enrolment delivers extra benefits

NEWS: 29 May 2019, Primary Care

A project to improve the patient enrolment process at Whanganui’s Gonville Health and make it more patient-centred and culturally appropriate has achieved benefits beyond its intended aims.

Partnership delivers wraparound support for diabetes patients

NEWS: 17 Apr 2019, Primary Care

West Coast Primary Health Organisation (PHO) has partnered with Māori health and social services provider, Poutini Waiora, in a project to improve outcomes for targeted Buller Medical Māori and Pacific clients with diabetes.

Kōrero on over-diagnosis and over-treatment with Dr Peter Kuling

NEWS: 9 Apr 2019

A healthy 50-year-old man and father of three was symptom free but proceeded with a PSA test. The results were slightly high, so he went for a biopsy. During the biopsy he got an infection which caused a stroke due to a septic embolus, and he lost f

New portal for quality and safety marker data

NEWS: 22 Jan 2019, Health Quality Intelligence

The Commission has developed a new online portal to make it easier for district health boards (DHBs) to submit data for its quality and safety markers (QSMs).

Patient story: Matthew Gunter

PUBLICATION: 23 Aug 2018, Partners in Care

Heather Gunter tells the story of her son Matthew, who was 16-years-old when he developed appendicitis. He had complications following surgery and died two days later, due to causes which could have been prevented.

Primary care engaging with whānau where they are

NEWS: 22 Jun 2018, Primary Care

Turanga Health's Māori whanāu health project is one of the six successful initiatives chosen for the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s Whakakotahi 2018 primary care quality improvement challenge.

An unexpected pressure injury

NEWS: 11 May 2018, Pressure Injury Prevention

Kate shares her story of getting an unexpected pressure injury following the birth of her baby.

Encouraging doctors to question key to Choosing Wisely success

NEWS: 2 May 2018, Health Quality & Safety Commission

The Commission is a partner in the Council of Medical College’s Choosing Wisely campaign. The campaign encourages health professionals to question current practice and to talk to patients about the potential risks and benefits of undergoing tests...

The ripple effect

NEWS: 9 Mar 2018, Partners in Care

Te Rina Ruru’s life changed the morning her brother Ray had a car accident which left him with a traumatic brain injury. She was 16 at the time and struggled to cope. Te Rina shared her story at the Commission’s Let’s talk forum on 8–9 March.

Local QI projects underway in mental health & addiction sector

NEWS: 14 Dec 2017, Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement

A few months after the new quality improvement facilitator training course, participants from DHBs and NGOs across the country have started to drive local projects to improve mental health and addiction services.

John's story: Managing warfarin safely

PUBLICATION: 7 Nov 2014, Medication Safety

Hear John Smith tell his story of how he became seriously ill after taking warfarin and what has changed in the management of his warfarin as a result.

Pressure injuries: Danny's story

PUBLICATION: 17 Mar 2017, Pressure Injury Prevention

In 1999, Danny was a forestry worker, when a rotten tree behind where he was working fell on him.