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Mental health services must address family violence response

Monday, 2 September 2019, 8:35 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

The Family Violence Death Review Committee (FVDRC) is calling for mental health and addiction services to act as allies for family violence victims. The FVDRC is an independent committee that reviews and advises the Health Quality & Safety Commission ... More >>

Report calls for action on inequities in NZ’s health system

Monday, 29 July 2019, 10:30 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

Aotearoa New Zealand’s health system must understand and address inequities in how Māori and non-Māori access and receive health services, says a report released today. More >>

Cost is the main barrier to accessing health services

Friday, 26 July 2019, 10:11 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

New data from over 72,000 patients who responded to a survey about their experiences with New Zealand health services shows one in five reported not visiting a GP or nurse due to cost in the last 12 months. More >>

Commission proud to receive the Rainbow Tick

Monday, 17 June 2019, 4:03 pm | Health Quality and Safety Commission

The Health Quality & Safety Commission is proud to be the latest organisation to receive the Rainbow Tick - a sign that we welcome, understand and value sexual and gender diversity. More >>

Antibiotics prescribed to nearly half of GP patients

Tuesday, 30 April 2019, 9:34 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

New data shows 49 percent of those who visited their GP in 2017 were dispensed at least one antibiotic. More >>

It’s Advance Care Planning Day - start your plan today!

Saturday, 6 April 2019, 2:53 pm | Health Quality and Safety Commission

Today is Advance Care Planning Day and Kiwis are being encouraged to start planning for their future health and end-of-life care. More >>

New early warning system aims to reduce maternal morbidity

Wednesday, 3 April 2019, 9:38 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

A new system is being rolled out to help clinicians quickly respond to deteriorating health in pregnant women in hospital. More >>

What matters at end of life

Wednesday, 20 February 2019, 9:45 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

A new campaign Kia kōrero | Let’s talk encourages people to plan for their future health care, with a focus on what matters to them. It features the personal stories of six New Zealanders at different stages of life and wellness. The campaign was ... More >>

Use antibiotics responsibly, urge health organisations

Monday, 12 November 2018, 9:19 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

With very few new antibiotics having been developed in recent years, health agencies say their responsible use is absolutely critical to people’s health. More >>

Māori and Pacific peoples more likely to suffer from gout

Friday, 9 November 2018, 11:10 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

Māori and Pacific peoples are less likely to receive appropriate treatment for gout, despite being significantly more likely to be affected by the disease than other ethnicities. More >>

Cute but nasty germs on the loose this week

Monday, 5 November 2018, 1:12 pm | Health Quality and Safety Commission

It’s Patient Safety Week and who would have thought germs could be this cute! More >>

Patients’ experience of primary health care in NZ revealed

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 11:03 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

Most patients feel their GP or practice nurse treats them with kindness, understanding and respect, results of a survey by the Health Quality & Safety Commission and Ministry of Health show. More >>

Let’s focus on Māori wellbeing and solutions

Monday, 8 October 2018, 10:44 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

Kaumātua and Māori cultural advisor Wi Keelan says Mental Health Awareness Week, which starts today (Monday 8 October), provides an opportunity to focus on the positive aspects of Māori wellbeing. More >>

Have you done an advance care plan?

Monday, 1 October 2018, 9:04 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

Planning for her future care was the last thing on Wendy Betteridge’s mind, until a cardiac arrest 18 months ago forced her to change her thinking. More >>

Call to make osteoporosis plans a priority

Thursday, 30 August 2018, 11:27 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

Authors of the newly released 2018 annual report of the Australian and New Zealand Hip Fracture Registry (ANZHFR) are calling for hospitals to make osteoporosis plans a priority for patients leaving hospital after a hip fracture. More >>

Programme leads to reduction in infections after surgery

Friday, 27 July 2018, 11:36 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

New Zealanders are now less likely to develop infections after surgery as a result of actions being taken by district health boards (DHBs) to reduce surgical site infections. More >>

Work needed to prevent preterm birth

Tuesday, 26 June 2018, 9:04 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

Maternal death rates have significantly reduced for the first time since 2006, a report by the Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Commission (PMMRC) says. More >>

Early recognition and response to sepsis in pregnancy key

Tuesday, 26 June 2018, 9:01 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

Severe sepsis in pregnant women could be reduced with earlier recognition and response, says a report by the Maternal Morbidity Working Group (MMWG). More >>

Report calls for hip fracture surgery within 48 hours

Friday, 22 June 2018, 9:38 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

Offering surgery to people with hip fractures within 48 hours could lead to fewer deaths, a report by the Perioperative Mortality Review Committee (POMRC) has found. More >>

Health care system performs well, but faces challenges

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 4:19 pm | Health Quality and Safety Commission

-- The latest snapshot of the quality of New Zealand’s health care shows a health system that continues to perform well in the face of a number of challenges. More >>

 

 

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