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New Zealanders urged to go easy on their use of antibiotics

Monday, 17 November 2014, 9:29 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

New Zealanders urged to go easy on their use of antibiotics It’s Antibiotic Awareness Week and New Zealanders are being urged to go easy on their use of antibiotics. The Health Quality & Safety Commission has joined Australia, the United States, Canada ... More >>

New health literacy resource helps patients plan GP visits

Wednesday, 5 November 2014, 9:29 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

For many New Zealanders, GP and pharmacy visits are their most frequent interaction with health services, but are they getting as much out of them as they could? Let’s PLAN for better care, launched as part of the inaugural Patient Safety Week, 3 to ... More >>

First national patient experience results published

Tuesday, 4 November 2014, 9:57 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

The Health Quality & Safety Commission today released results from the first national survey of hospital inpatients. A sample of hospital inpatients from all over the country were asked to rate their experience in the four key areas of: communication, ... More >>

First national patient experience results published

Tuesday, 4 November 2014, 9:46 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

The Health Quality & Safety Commission today released results from the first national survey of hospital inpatients. A sample of hospital inpatients from all over the country were asked to rate their experience in the four key areas of: communication, ... More >>

Ex-NASA astronaut leads safety workshops

Monday, 3 November 2014, 9:38 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

A former NASA astronaut will be incorporating safety principles learned in the US space programme when he leads workshops for New Zealand health professionals organised by the Health Quality & Safety Commission. The workshops are part of the Commission’s ... More >>

Increased reporting and learning from events focus of report

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 2:48 pm | Health Quality and Safety Commission

Increased reporting and a growing focus on learning from events are features of the release of the 2013/14 serious adverse events (SAEs) reported by district health boards (DHBs). The annual report, released by the Health Quality & Safety Commission ... More >>

International Infection Prevention Week

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 9:47 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

International Infection Prevention Week, October 20-26, is a reminder that infection prevention and control is everyone’s business and responsibility – whether you are a patient, family member or health care professional, says the Health Quality ... More >>

High-risk medicines must be treated with respect

Thursday, 16 October 2014, 9:48 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

16 October 2014 The consequences of an adverse drug event (ADE) are only too clear to Taranaki man John Smith, who became seriously ill after taking warfarin, following a heart attack. An integral part of Mr Smith’s treatment was an International Normalised ... More >>

World Thrombosis Day aims to raise awareness about VTE

Friday, 10 October 2014, 10:29 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

Claire McLintock, a New Zealand representative on the governing council of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH), hopes the organisation’s inaugural World Thrombosis Day will raise awareness of a massive killer she describes as a ... More >>

World Thrombosis Day aims to raise awareness about VTE

Friday, 10 October 2014, 9:51 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

Claire McLintock, a New Zealand representative on the governing council of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH), hopes the organisation’s inaugural World Thrombosis Day will raise awareness of a massive killer she describes as a ... More >>

Committee calls for radical change towards family violence

Thursday, 26 June 2014, 10:53 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

The fourth report from the Family Violence Death Review Committee (FVDRC) calls for a radical change in the way New Zealand responds to its most dangerous and chronic cases of family violence. More >>

Report backs up link between smoking, obesity and stillbirth

Tuesday, 17 June 2014, 1:34 pm | Health Quality and Safety Commission

A report from the Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee (PMMRC) has provided further evidence of the link between smoking, obesity and stillbirth. More >>

Dame Kate Harcourt supports April Falls 2014 themes

Wednesday, 9 April 2014, 4:00 pm | Health Quality and Safety Commission

Dame Kate Harcourt knows first-hand the impact a fall can have, and is telling her story as April Falls month gets under way. She supports the idea that preventing falls is everyone’s business. More >>

Commission welcomes new Board members

Thursday, 6 March 2014, 5:06 pm | Health Quality and Safety Commission

Health Quality & Safety Commission Chair Prof Alan Merry is delighted to welcome three new Board members. More >>

Counties Manukau commended for maternity services report

Tuesday, 18 February 2014, 11:03 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

The Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee (PMMRC) has commended Counties Manukau Health for carrying out a report into women’s experiences of its maternity services. More >>

Baby and young people deaths down but complacency unwise

Thursday, 16 January 2014, 10:17 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

Figures released today by the Child and Youth Mortality Review Committee (CYMRC) show fewer deaths of babies and young people. More >>

Helping babies sleep safely

Friday, 6 December 2013, 3:06 pm | Health Quality and Safety Commission

Put babies to sleep on their backs and make sure their faces are clear of bedding – those are two of the messages for parents during Safe Sleep Day today. Dr Nick Baker, co-Chair of the Child and Youth Mortality Review Committee (CYMRC), says Safe ... More >>

Serious Adverse Events Report 2012/13

Thursday, 21 November 2013, 1:20 pm | Health Quality and Safety Commission

The Health Quality & Safety Commission has released the 2012/13 report of serious adverse events (SAEs) reported by district health boards (DHBs) and other health providers. More >>

Commission chair receives international honour

Wednesday, 23 October 2013, 3:28 pm | Health Quality and Safety Commission

The Health Quality & Safety Commission congratulates board chair Professor Alan Merry, on being awarded an honorary membership of the American Society of Anaesthesiology (ASA). More >>

Commission chair receives international honour

Wednesday, 23 October 2013, 3:25 pm | Health Quality and Safety Commission

The Health Quality & Safety Commission congratulates board chair Professor Alan Merry, on being awarded an honorary membership of the American Society of Anaesthesiology (ASA). More >>

 

 

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