The Health Quality and Safety Commission has finalised and released the National Reportable Events Policy. The policy is underpinned by the principles of open disclosure/open communication; systems changes; and accountability, and includes requirements around the identification, reporting and reviewing of incidents and adverse events. The Commission will also be developing a set of education and training materials to support staff at District Health Boards and other health and disability providers who are responsible for reporting adverse events. More information, including a copy of the Policy, is available here.