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Urgent Global Action Needed On The Overuse Of Antibiotics

Wednesday, 18 November 2020, 9:34 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

As a result of increasing levels of antimicrobial resistance, antibiotics and other antimicrobial[1] medicines are becoming ineffective, and health workers and the public are urged to unite to take action. Last year, antimicrobial resistance was named ... More >>

Director-General Among Those Thanking COVID Response Health Workers

Tuesday, 17 November 2020, 9:32 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield is among those thanking health care workers for their compassion and commitment during the recent crises in the health and disability sector, including the COVID-19 lockdown and ongoing response. To mark ... More >>

SuMRC Response To Chief Coroner’s Release Of Provisional Suicide Statistics

Friday, 21 August 2020, 2:38 pm | Health Quality and Safety Commission

The Suicide Mortality Review Committee (SuMRC) welcomes the Chief Coroner’s annual report on provisional suicide statistics released today. The figures suggest an overall decrease in deaths by suicide in Aotearoa. 'We need to first acknowledge the people ... More >>

Commission Formalises Commitment To Accessible Information For Disabled People

Wednesday, 12 August 2020, 2:09 pm | Health Quality and Safety Commission

The Health Quality & Safety Commission is the latest signatory of the government Accessibility Charter - a commitment to providing accessible information and online tools to all disabled people. The charter, launched by the Ministry of Social Development ... More >>

Family Violence Death Review Committee Welcomes Extra Funding For Violence Services

Tuesday, 12 May 2020, 1:28 pm | Health Quality and Safety Commission

The Family Violence Death Review Committee (FVDRC) has welcomed the Government’s announcement of an extra $202 million to strengthen family and sexual violence services over the next four years, mainly delivered through the Ministry of Social Development. ... More >>

Flexible, Responsive Family Violence Services Needed During COVID-19 Crisis

Tuesday, 31 March 2020, 1:47 pm | Health Quality and Safety Commission

The Family Violence Death Review Committee is adding its voice to the calls to ensure flexible, responsive family violence services are provided during the COVID-19 crisis. The independent committee reviews and advises the Health Quality & Safety ... More >>

Learning from adverse events report

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 1:13 pm | Health Quality and Safety Commission

Each year, health care adverse events are reported to the Commission by district health boards (DHBs) and other health care providers. The Commission works with these providers to encourage an open culture of reporting, to learn from what happened, ... More >>

Warning as health/social policy ignores Asian mental health

Wednesday, 9 October 2019, 9:33 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

The Suicide Mortality Review Committee says health and social policy should not ignore Asian mental health. More >>

Stillbirths significantly reduced over last 10 years

Monday, 23 September 2019, 9:03 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

The rate of stillbirths is reducing for Māori and NZ European mothers, a report by the Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee (PMMRC) has found. More >>

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 >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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