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Blog: Checklists for safe surgery in New Zealand

PUBLICATION: 20 Sep 2019, Safe Surgery NZ

This blog was first published in O&G Magazine Vol 21 No 3 Spring 2019. It highlights the evidence for surgical checklists and briefings, and the Commission’s experience of implementing these tools nationally.

Surgical safety culture survey report 2019

PUBLICATION: 10 Sep 2019, Safe Surgery NZ

The 2019 surgical safety culture survey was undertaken by Mobius Research and Strategy, to assist in evaluation of the Health Quality & Safety Commission's Safe Surgery NZ programme. This report presents the results of the 2019 survey.

Implementation of maternity early warning system underway

NEWS: 29 Aug 2019, Patient Deterioration

The Health Quality & Safety Commission would like to congratulate Wairarapa, West Coast and Taranaki district health boards (DHBs) on implementing the national maternity early warning system (MEWS) hospital-wide in July and August.

Southern DHB joins Choosing Wisely campaign

NEWS: 29 Aug 2019, Health Quality & Safety Commission

Southern District Health Board recently joined other district health boards (DHBs) in formally introducing the Choosing Wisely approach. Choosing Wisely encourages consumers and health professionals to discuss whether a particular test, treatment...

Open Forum with Helen Bevan, NHS Horizons

EVENT: 18 Nov 2019, Building Leadership & Capability

Save the date! Helen Bevan, chief transformation officer at NHS Horizons, returns to Wellington on 18 November 2019.

Third annual update on increasing transparency in New Zealand health care

PUBLICATION: 27 Aug 2019, Health Quality Intelligence

This is the third annual update as required by the Ombudsman from the Ministry of Health and the Health Quality & Safety Commission (the Commission) on the sector’s progress towards increasing transparency of health data in New Zealand by June 2021.