NEWS: 4 Oct 2021, Other Topics
A new video for clinicians, highlighting the importance of Choosing Wisely, has been released by the Health Quality & Safety Commission.
PUBLICATION: 4 Oct 2021, Other Topics
This video about Choosing Wisely includes stories from health care consumers along with advice from Dr John Bonning.
NEWS: 26 May 2021, National Trauma Network
Learn about the recent trauma quality improvement facilitator course and those who graduated
NEWS: 12 May 2021, Infection Prevention & Control
District health boards across the country took part in World Hand Hygiene Day on Tuesday 5 May 2021. This article shares images of activities and initiatives run by the DHBs throughout the day.
NEWS: 9 Feb 2021, Infection Prevention & Control
The Health Quality & Safety Commission is working with a second cohort of hospitals to implement a pre-operative anti-staphylococcal bundle to reduce surgical site infections in New Zealand hospitals.
EVENT: 7 Oct 2020, Health Quality Intelligence
The Health Quality & Safety Commission is holding a webinar to provide guidance to the district health board (DHB) managers and staff responsible for implementing the new consumer engagement quality and safety marker.
NEWS: 31 Jul 2020, Primary Care
Wanting better management of her baby daughter’s severe facial eczema was behind a Hamilton practice nurse creating a clinic that is delivering great results for the practice’s under five-year-olds suffering from the painful skin condition.
NEWS: 16 Jul 2020, Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement
Congratulations to the 18 participants who completed this year’s Health Quality & Safety Commission mental health and addiction (MHA) quality improvement facilitator course.
NEWS: 17 Jan 2020, Patient Deterioration
The Health Quality & Safety Commission’s te māwhenga tūroro | patient deterioration programme is focusing on several key projects in 2020. Find out more in this update.
NEWS: 13 Dec 2019, Partners in Care
The Health Quality & Safety Commission is piloting a new consumer engagement quality and safety marker in four district health boards from December 2019.
NEWS: 25 Sep 2019, Primary Care
Te Rau Ora hosted the annual Toitū Hauora Māori Health Leadership Summit at Te Papa in Wellington on Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 August 2019.
EVENT: 10 Dec 2019, Health Quality & Safety Commission
'Getting better with evidence: Experiences of putting evidence into practice’ is a one-day conference where delegates can learn from experts about putting evidence into practice, and discuss the challenges currently being faced in health care.
NEWS: 29 Aug 2019, Patient Deterioration
The Health Quality & Safety Commission would like to congratulate Wairarapa, West Coast and Taranaki district health boards (DHBs) on implementing the national maternity early warning system (MEWS) hospital-wide in July and August.
NEWS: 19 Jul 2019, Partners in Care
Using insights from behavioural science, the Health Quality & Safety Commission worked with Ogilvy and Nelson Marlborough, Northland and Waikato district health boards (DHBs) to develop ‘nudges’ to respond to the lower-scoring areas of the national adult
NEWS: 29 Apr 2019, Medication Safety
A review and update of the standard batch sheets for oral liquid formulations compounded in New Zealand (NZ standard oral formulations or NZSOF) has been completed.