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Dr Derek Sherwood talks Choosing Wisely and advance care planning

Collaboration is key when working in an environment with limited resources, says Dr Derek Sherwood, ophthalmologist and Choosing Wisely NZ advisory group member. In a recent webinar, hosted by the Health Quality & Safety Commission (the Commission), Dr Sherwood says both the Choosing Wisely campaign and advance care planning programme are working hard to improve […]

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Urgent global action needed on the overuse of antibiotics

Wednesday 18 November  As a result of increasing levels of antimicrobial resistance, antibiotics and other  antimicrobial1 medicines are becoming ineffective, and health workers and the public are  urged to unite to take action.   Last year, antimicrobial resistance was named as one of the top 10 threats to global health  by the World Health Organization. It […]

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Choosing Wisely international update November 2020

Annually Choosing Wisely holds an international round table for up to two delegates for each Choosing Wisely country to share experiences and plan strategies. This year due to COVID-19 the meeting was held by zoom and was attended by Dr John Bonning of the Council of Medical Colleges (CMC). The keynote address was a presentation […]

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