Last updated 10/07/2012

The Commission is looking at new ways to improve the quality and safety of our health and disability services.

Doctors at computer

Health experts working in the sector agree that knowledge and skills around quality and safety need to be improved but on its own this is not enough to create the change that is required.

To achieve the long term benefits of reduced harm, waste and unwarranted variation and consistently achieve quality and safety standards, we will need a comprehensive strategy that will change the way we do things. This strategy will put quality and safety right at the heart of our health and disability services.

A discussion paper on building quality and safety capability is currently being considered by the Commission.

The Commission is also currently working with DHB Shared Services and the National Health Board on a series of projects looking at improving clinical leadership. Click here for more information.