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Introduction of a standardised medication chart

NEWS: 17 Jan 2011, Medication Safety

Beth Loe, National Co-ordinator on the District Health Boards New Zealand Safe and Quality Use of Medicines Group, is co-ordinating the design of a standardised medication chart for adult medication and surgical inpatients to be introduced nationally.

Gillian Bohm on the health quality and safety 'journey'

NEWS: 25 Jan 2011, Health Quality & Safety Commission

The recent establishment of the Health Quality & Safety Commission is the latest step on the journey to ensure New Zealanders get the best possible healthcare. Principal Advisor Quality Improvement Gillian Bohm has been there from the start.

How to use an article about quality improvement

NEWS: 30 Jan 2011, Medication Safety

Quality improvement attempts to change clinician behaviour and, through these changes, lead to improved patient outcomes. The methodological quality of studies evaluating the effectiveness of quality improvement interventions is frequently low.

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NEWS: 3 Feb 2011, Health Quality & Safety Commission

By registering on the Health Quality & Safety Commission website, you will be notified every time new information is uploaded. Why not sign up today!

Closing the gap: The Safe Childbirth Checklist from WHO

NEWS: 4 Feb 2011, Perinatal & Maternal Mortality Review Committee

Global figures indicate that a majority of high-risk countries have achieved insufficient progress towards reducing child mortality rates and reducing the maternal mortality ratio, according to a recently released report.

Safe Medication Management programme transition

NEWS: 14 Mar 2011, Medication Safety

From 4 March, the Health Quality & Safety Commission took over responsibility for the Safe Medication Management (SMM) programme, previously managed by Hutt Valley District Health Board (DHB) as one of the national quality improvement initiatives.

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.

Dr Janice Wilson on the quality and safety challenge

NEWS: 28 Apr 2011, Partners in Care

Dr Janice Wilson has been Chief Executive of the Commission since mid-February 2011. Prior to this, she was Deputy Director-General in the Population Health Directorate of the Ministry of Health. In her first public comment since taking up her new role, s

World Hand Hygiene Day - Clean Hands Save Lives

NEWS: 5 May 2011, Infection Prevention & Control

The Health Quality & Safety Commission says World Hand Hygiene Day is a timely reminder of the importance of clean hands in combating healthcare-acquired infections.