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NEWS: 27 Jun 2018, Health Quality & Safety Commission

Introduced in 2016, Choosing Wisely encourages health professionals to talk with patients about unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures; and patients to discuss with their health professional whether they really need a particular intervention.

Changes to advance care planning website

NEWS: 13 Jun 2018, Advance Care Planning

The Health Quality & Safety Commission is coordinating the advance care planning (ACP) programme until the end of 2019, in partnership with district health boards.

Children living in poorest areas three times more likely to die

MEDIA RELEASE: 26 Apr 2018, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

Children and young people living in the most deprived areas are three times more likely to die in childhood or adolescence than those living in the least deprived areas, a report has found.

Live Stronger for Longer theme of April Falls campaign

MEDIA RELEASE: 3 Apr 2018, Reducing Harm from Falls

Live Stronger for Longer is the theme of this year’s ‘April Falls’ campaign. The annual campaign raises awareness of the harm caused by falls, and what can be done to prevent them.

Live Stronger for Longer theme of April Falls campaign

NEWS: 3 Apr 2018, Reducing Harm from Falls

Live Stronger for Longer is the theme of this year’s ‘April Falls’ campaign. The annual campaign raises awareness of the harm caused by falls, and what can be done to prevent them.

All together better health conference

EVENT: 3 Sep 2018, Health Quality & Safety Commission

All Together Better Health IX (ATBH IX) is the leading global interprofessional education and collaborative practice conference.

Advance Care Planning Day, 5 April 2018

NEWS: 21 Mar 2018, Advance Care Planning

Advance Care Planning Day is an opportunity for each region to connect with their communities to enhance the profile and knowledge of advance care planning.

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.