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Update from the advance care planning programme – August 2020

NEWS: 4 Sep 2020, Advance Care Planning

This update from the advance care planning programme includes information on speakers for the Ō tātou hiranga what matters to us hui, whenua ki te whenua the new ACP guide for whānau, training for ACP and SICG and welcomes a new staff member.

Advance care planning update

NEWS: 24 Jul 2020, Advance Care Planning

Now more than ever it is important to encourage people to start an advance care plan and think about their future health and wellbeing. Many ACP staff who were seconded to help with the COVID-19 pandemic are coming back into their ACP roles.

Theme and activity for Patient Safety Day 2020

NEWS: 26 Mar 2020, Aotearoa Patient Safety Day

In 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced a new World Patient Safety Day, to be held annually on 17 September. From this year, New Zealand will align with the WHO’s campaign, instead of holding a separate awareness week in November.

Commission attends practice managers conference

NEWS: 8 Oct 2019, Primary Care

Representatives from the Health Quality & Safety Commission profiled a range of our primary care-related work at the Practice Managers and Administrators Association of New Zealand (PMAANZ) conference in September.

Third annual update on increasing transparency in New Zealand health care

PUBLICATION: 27 Aug 2019, Health Quality Intelligence

This is the third annual update as required by the Ombudsman from the Ministry of Health and the Health Quality & Safety Commission (the Commission) on the sector’s progress towards increasing transparency of health data in New Zealand by June 2021.

Patient Safety Week update – 24 July 2019

NEWS: 24 Jul 2019, Aotearoa Patient Safety Day

Planning for Patient Safety Week 2019 is well underway. Our main resource, training and education videos focusing on implicit bias in health care, are being filmed and feature a range of subject-matter experts.

Patient Safety Week | Wiki Haumaru Tūroro update

NEWS: 26 Jun 2019, Aotearoa Patient Safety Day

Planning for Patient Safety Week | Wiki Haumaru Tūroro (3–9 November 2019) continues. This year we are again partnering with ACC to promote the week. This year’s theme is ‘Improving communication by understanding implicit bias in health care’.

Partnership delivers wraparound support for diabetes patients

NEWS: 17 Apr 2019, Primary Care

West Coast Primary Health Organisation (PHO) has partnered with Māori health and social services provider, Poutini Waiora, in a project to improve outcomes for targeted Buller Medical Māori and Pacific clients with diabetes.