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Family violence report released

NEWS: 27 Jun 2013, Family Violence Death Review Committee

Following a review of family violence deaths, the Family Violence Death Review Committee (FVDRC) is recommending developing a multi-agency case management process for high-risk cases of family violence.

New health data will help drive improvements in patient safety

NEWS: 27 Jun 2013, Open for better care

The publication of new health data will encourage district health boards (DHBs) to consistently put in place steps to improve patient safety, says Professor Alan Merry, Chair of the Health Quality & Safety Commission.

New health data will help drive improvements in patient safety

NEWS: 27 Jun 2013, Health Quality Intelligence

The publication of new health data will encourage district health boards (DHBs) to consistently put in place steps to improve patient safety, says Professor Alan Merry, Chair of the Health Quality & Safety Commission.

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Seventh Annual Report of the Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee

PUBLICATION: 10 Jun 2013, Perinatal & Maternal Mortality Review Committee

This report provides an accurate estimate of the numbers and rates of perinatal and maternal deaths in New Zealand, describes the risk factors for such deaths, and attempts to identify where maternity and neonatal services might be focused.

Sue Matthews receives Queen's Birthday honours

NEWS: 10 Jun 2013, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

The Health Quality & Safety Commission congratulates Sue Matthews on being made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to health, in the 2013 Queen's Birthday Honours.

The Health Roundtable (New Zealand chapter)

PUBLICATION: 6 Jun 2013

The aim of The Health Roundtable (NZ chapter) is to improve systems and processes for the delivery of NZ public health services by identifying differences in performance and by sharing and disseminating innovative and good practice ideas among members.

Spotlight on the Central region

NEWS: 5 Jun 2013, Open for better care

Whanganui DHB Chief Executive and Central region patient safety steering group lead Julie Patterson says supporting the Open campaign is a priority for Central DHBs – Capital & Coast, Hawke’s Bay, Hutt Valley, MidCentral, Whanganui and Wairarapa.

2013 Disability Workforce Development grant funding available

NEWS: 30 May 2013, Partners in Care

Disability Workforce Development within Te Pou is calling for all organisations funded by the Ministry of Health Disability Support Services to submit their applications for training and leadership development grants.

$18 million extra to help mothers with post natal depression

NEWS: 29 May 2013, Perinatal & Maternal Mortality Review Committee

Media release from Hon Tony Ryall for Budget 2013: The Government is making a substantial investment in resources to help new mothers suffering with post natal depression and other mental illnesses.

Health literacy in community pharmacy

NEWS: 21 May 2013, Partners in Care

The Health Quality & Safety Commission is conducting a survey to assist with health literacy demonstration project taking place in two community pharmacies.

Patient safety: the rising star in clinical care

NEWS: 22 Oct 2012, Open for better care

Keynote address by Dr Margaret Chan, Director General of the World Health Organisation, delivered to the 29th International Conference of the International Society for Quality in Health Care, Geneva Switzerland.

Third national disability conference

EVENT: 17 Jun 2013, Partners in Care

Third national disability conference for the Health and Disability Commissioner: Another complaint, another improvement. Towards better disability services.