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Orders open for April Falls 2016 resources

NEWS: 25 Feb 2016, Reducing Harm from Falls

April Falls 2016 is one month away and we have lots planned, as will many of you. This year’s national theme will embrace ‘prevention right through to review and learning from falls events’.

What’s coming up for April Falls?

NEWS: 9 Feb 2016, Reducing Harm from Falls

It won’t be long until this annual month-long event is upon us, and we have lots planned, as will many of you. This year’s national theme will embrace ‘prevention right through to review and learning from falls events’.

Improving together: the improvement movement

PUBLICATION: 7 Jul 2015, Reducing Harm from Falls

Link to the Improving Together website. Improving together is a national quality improvement learning programme for staff from participating agencies (Health Quality & Safety Commission, and ministries of Education, Health and Social Development).

Atul Gawande makes the case for bananas, cocktails and cookies

NEWS: 21 May 2015, Building Leadership & Capability

‘Give them the damned banana!’ was internationally renowned health writer and thinker Dr Atul Gawande’s message to aged residential care homes where safety concerns dominate at the expense of residents’ quality of life.

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.

Open Book: Lessons learnt from reviewing patient falls (April 2015)

PUBLICATION: 20 Apr 2015, Adverse Events

This edition of Open Book was written in collaboration with the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s Reducing Harm from Falls programme, and sets out a series of practice changes made by providers to prevent patients from being harmed by falling.

New Zealand Health Quality & Safety Commission – Making progress

NEWS: 7 Apr 2015, Health Quality & Safety Commission

Since forming four years ago, the New Zealand Health Quality & Safety Commission has made great progress and is now entering, which its chief executive Dr Janice Wilson calls ‘the second phase’ of its life.

Falls prevention tailored to suit individual residents

NEWS: 27 Nov 2014, Reducing Harm from Falls

The Health Quality & Safety Commission, in conjunction with ACC and three Wellington-based district health boards, established a collaborative in early 2014 to assist age-related residential care facilities learn about quality improvement.

Serious Adverse Events Report promotile 2013 14
Increased reporting and learning from events focus of 2013–14 report

MEDIA RELEASE: 30 Oct 2014, Adverse Events

Media release from the Health Quality & Safety Commission. Increased reporting and a growing focus on learning from events are features of the release of the 2013/14 serious adverse events (SAEs) reported by district health boards (DHBs).

Focus on Falls – Issue 1, October 2014

PUBLICATION: 21 Oct 2014, Reducing Harm from Falls

Issue 1 of Focus on Falls, a quarterly publication for everyone interested in understanding and preventing falls in older people.

National results from 2014 April Falls Quiz

NEWS: 25 Jun 2014, Reducing Harm from Falls

The Commission has received the report on the national results for the 2014 April Falls quiz, which had just over 1500 entries.

Commission congratulates winners of the second annual April Falls Quiz

NEWS: 30 May 2014, Reducing Harm from Falls

The Health Quality & Safety Commission’s second annual April Falls Quiz was a great success! Over 1500 entries were received – thank you to all who entered, and those of you who shared the quiz around your workplaces and networks.