Northern Region Patient Safety Network

The Northern Region Patient Safety Network

As the First, Do No Harm patient safety campaign ended on 30 June 2016, the Northern Region is continuing its strong focus on safety and improving the health care experience by establishing a Patient Safety Network.

This Network will take a sector wide approach and has members from DHBs, PHOs and Consumer Advocates. The transition from a campaign to a network will ensure the region will continue working together to improve care in this region. The Network will continue to work closely with the Health Quality and Safety Commission (HQSC) to ensure national initiatives are implemented within the region.

By taking a regionally collaborative approach the Network will work to ensure that the patient experience is improved by reducing avoidable health care associated harm.

The purpose of the Network

  • Promote on-going reduction of avoidable health care associated harm
  • Agree on key patient safety and patient experience areas for regional collaboration, and align with national priorities
  • Ensure key metrics to assess patient safety are being monitored in the region and in the sector
  • Promote use of data to drive learning regionally, and assess progress on improvement efforts
  • Develop a Northern Region patient safety strategy for the next 5 years
  • Review current regional patient safety activities and priorities for on-going work, including opportunities for collaboration
  • Agree on leadership structure, representation on the network – consumers and cross-sector representation
  • Collaborate with HQSC in supporting patient safety programmes
  • Support and overview collaborative activities by regional networks and other groups with a patient safety focus, e.g. Infection Prevention and Control Network, Medication Safety Network

Northern Region Patient Safety Network members
Clinical Lead | Gloria Johnson
Representatives from the 4 Northern Region DHBs, HQSC, Primary Care and a consumer representative.

First, Do No Harm Campaign Resources

Regional patient safety and quality resources developed for the FDNH campaign are now housed on the NRA website.

The FDNH website will be dis-established in early 2017.

If you are unable to find what you are looking for, please contact the project manager.

Kar Po Chong | Project Manager