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Posted 10 Jun 2016 in Patient Safety Week

Patient Safety Week 2016 will run from Sunday 30 October to Saturday 5 November 2016. The Health Quality & Safety Commission has worked with a sector group, including quality and risk managers, consumers and representatives from primary care to develop the approach for the week.

Last year’s theme – Let’s talk – was very well received, and will be the theme again in 2016.

Feedback on last year’s Patient Safety Week included:

  • it was well received by the sector with higher levels of engagement than in 2014
  • the resources were well-received and district health boards (DHBs) appreciated being allowed to order resources (receiving only those relevant to their setting) and receive them ahead of time
  • visibility of Patient Safety Week was high
  • the Hello, my name is stickers and Let’s talk discharge sheet were the most popular resources
  • the Let’s talk discharge sheet, patient safety card and Three steps to better health literacy booklet were the most likely resources to continue to be used after Patient Safety Week
  • more consumer-focused resources would be appreciated
  • there were a lot of potential activities – be more focused in what is offered.

With this in mind, and following consultation with DHB quality and risk managers, resources being developed for Patient Safety Week 2016 will include:

  • ‘What matters to you’ banners and speech bubbles
  • Advance care planning information sheet
  • Hello, my name is stickers/badges 
  • Instagram frame
  • Communicating with patients sheet (translated into several languages)
  • Let’s talk discharge sheet (translated into several languages)
  • Patient safety card (translated into several languages)
  • Patient safety video
  • Generic patient safety week poster
  • Let’s PLAN for better care (translated into several languages).

An order form for Patient Safety Week will be on the Commission’s website by the end of August, with orders being delivered by early October.

More detailed updates will be provided to our regional contacts over the coming weeks.