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Adverse drug reaction reporting in primary care

NEWS: 18 Jul 2016, Medication Safety

The NZ Pharmacovigilance Centre (NZPhvC) and the Health Quality & Safety Commission (the Commission) are working together to get a better sense of the safety of primary care medication systems.

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4th World Congress on Integrated Care

EVENT: 23 Nov 2016, Primary Care

The International Foundation for Integrated Care presents the 4th World Congress on Integrated Care 'Investing in our Future: Improving the Health of People and Communities'.

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’.

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.

APAC Forum on quality improvement in health care 2015

EVENT: 24 Sep 2015

The 2015 APAC Forum is being held 24–25 September 2015 at the SKYCITY Convention Centre in Auckland. Delegates attend APAC to meet and hear from some of the great minds in health improvement, share the work they have been doing, and learn from lead-edge

Stand up to Falls activities in May

NEWS: 7 May 2015, Falls

In May, the Stand up to Falls campaign theme turns to the importance of leadership and capability for integrated falls prevention initiatives, and asks – what is your plan?

Patient Safety Week 2015

NEWS: 5 May 2015, Patient Safety Week

Patient Safety Week 2015 will take place from 1 to 7 November 2015. The focus will be on communication and consumers.

Midland integrated quality and risk project

NEWS: 30 Apr 2015, Open for better care

Currently each district health board (DHB) in the Midland region uses a variety of different processes and systems (either paper based or electronic) to manage their incidents, risks and complaints.

MidCentral extends medication safety campaign for another 12 months

NEWS: 2 Apr 2015, Medication

The end of the Open for better care national patient safety campaign’s six-month focus on reducing harm from high-risk medicines is just the beginning for MidCentral District Health Board (DHB) – as it prepares for the start in May of its own year-long me

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Helping implement a system to identify and track errors in our hospitals.

Stand up to falls

NEWS: 5 Mar 2015, Falls

In April 2015 the Open for better care campaign revisits the reducing harm from falls topic.

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Forum with Dr Atul Gawande

EVENT: 18 May 2015

We are excited to announce that Dr Atul Gawande will be the keynote speaker at a forum aimed at the health care community.

Māori talk about their health experiences

NEWS: 17 Dec 2014, Partners in Care

The Health Quality & Safety Commission has partnered with Te Awa Hauora Marae at Hawke’s Bay District Health Board (DHB) to develop a series of Māori health-focused videos.