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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.

Nurses key to health quality and safety

NEWS: 11 May 2011, Infection Prevention & Control

Nurses are at the forefront of quality and safety issues in health care settings, and are quality improvement leaders within the clinical team, says Dr Janice Wilson, Chief Executive of the Health Quality & Safety Commission.

Commission congratulates new Children's Commissioner

NEWS: 11 May 2011, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

The Health Quality & Safety Commission congratulates Hawke’s Bay paediatrician Russell Wills on his appointment as the new Children’s Commissioner.

Greater awareness needed of risks for children around cars

NEWS: 13 May 2011, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

The Child and Youth Mortality Review Committee is calling for greater efforts and awareness to protect young children from the risks of slow moving vehicles, especially in household driveways.

Statement of Intent 2011 to 2014

NEWS: 13 Jul 2011, Health Quality & Safety Commission

The Health Quality & Safety Commission's Statement of Intent has been tabled in Parliament and is now available.

Commission Chair urges correct use of Surgical Safety Checklist

NEWS: 16 Jul 2011, Safe Surgery NZ

The World Health Organization (WHO) launched the Surgical Safety Checklist in 2009, and on the face of it, uptake has been impressive. Three large studies published in major journals all show substantial reductions in mortality and morbidity.

Perinatal and Maternal Mortality in 2009

NEWS: 28 Jul 2011, Perinatal & Maternal Mortality Review Committee

The Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee (PMMRC) has published its fifth annual report on the deaths of babies and their mothers in New Zealand.

Establishment of new Medication Safety Expert Advisory Group

NEWS: 19 Aug 2011, Medication Safety

The Health Quality & Safety Commission, in collaboration with the National Health Board, is calling for expressions of interest from individuals who wish to be considered for appointment to the newly established Medication Safety Expert Advisory Group

Beverley Johnson forums and workshop

NEWS: 23 Aug 2011, Partners in Care

Beverley Johnson, who heads the Board of the Institute of Patient and Family Centred Care in the United States, is coming to New Zealand in October. She will be involved in two types of events - quality forums, and a workshop on consumer engagement.