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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

Universal list of medicines released

NEWS: 26 Jul 2011, Medication Safety

The New Zealand Universal List of Medicines, designed to prevent potentially harmful confusion about medicines has been given its general release, Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne said today.

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.

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.

Innovation hub to help grow health tech sector

NEWS: 23 Sep 2011, Other Topics

Better links between the health technology sector and the health service are behind a plan to establish a national health innovation hub, say Economic Development Minister David Carter and Health Minister Tony Ryall.

Making New Zealand Hospitals Safer

NEWS: 17 Nov 2010, Adverse Events

The Commission has released the 2009/2010 report of serious and sentinel events across the country’s District Health Boards (DHBs).

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Directory of consumer organisations

NEWS: 2 Dec 2011, Partners in Care

On behalf of the sector, the Commission has developed a directory of consumer organisations, groups and individuals in the health and disability sector.

Expressions of interest sought – Clinical Lead, Global Trigger Tools

NEWS: 20 Dec 2011, Adverse Events

Expressions of interest are sought from professionals across the health and disability sector to support the work of the Health Quality & Safety Commission (the Commission) in relation to the development of its Global Trigger Tool work programme.

Expressions of interest – Clinical Leader, Reportable Events

NEWS: 20 Dec 2011, Adverse Events

Expressions of interest are sought from professionals working in the health and disability sector, to support the work of the Commission in its role in relation to reportable events and serious and sentinel events.

Pillow case colour helps reduce infection

NEWS: 22 Oct 2011, Infection Prevention & Control

The colour of pillowcases at hospitals in Canterbury is helping to reduce the risk of infection and at the same time respect Maori cultural values.

Medicine reconciliation workshop

PUBLICATION: 31 Oct 2011, Medication Safety

This workshop reviewed progress to date and looked at tools and approaches for spreading medicine reconciliation to more patients, more services and expanding from admission to other transition points, ie, transfer and discharge.

Quality Accounts

NEWS: 7 Nov 2011, Health Quality Intelligence

Quality Accounts are annual reports to the public from providers of health and disability services about the quality of the services they provide.

Quality Accounts


Standardising the way health and disability service providers report on the quality and safety of their services.