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Te Pū rauemi KOWHEORI-19 COVID-19 resource hub

Support for people working in health during the COVID-19 pandemic. Find information about how you can support yourselves and others, including consumers, teams and colleagues which complements and aligns with Ministry of Health resources.

Kia āta kōwhiri Choosing Wisely

The Choosing Wisely campaign seeks to reduce harm from unnecessary and low-value tests and treatment.

The infection prevention and control (IPC) programme aims to reduce the number of infections people get while being treated by a health service.

The IPC programme leads the following national programmes:

  • Surgical Site Infection Improvement Programme (SSIIP) for orthopaedic and cardiac surgery
  • Hand Hygiene New Zealand
  • National surveillance of healthcare-associated Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (HA-SAB).

In 2021 we undertook a national healthcare-associated infection point prevalence survey. The results of this work will inform the future direction of the IPC programme.

Meet the team

  • Nikki Grae, Senior manager
  • Jeanette Bell, Project manager
  • Sue Atkins, Specialist, infection prevention and control
  • Tanya Jackways, Infection prevention and control specialist
  • Marie Talbot,  Programme coordinator
  • David Waddell, Data analyst
  • Harini Srinivasan, Data analyst
  • Dr Sally Roberts, Clinical lead
  • Dr Arthur Morris, Clinical lead

We receive expert advice from the Strategic Infection Prevention and Control Advisory Group (SIPCAG).

For any IPC related query, please contact

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Published: 19 Oct 2021 Modified: 9 May 2024