The New Zealand Outdoors Party recognises the Health Quality & Safety Commission efforts in reporting and reducing harm from medical error, but believes that we need to do much more to protect patients from over-prescribing, incorrect prescribing, inappropriate intervention, delayed medical care, preventable and/or repetitive errors etc. Medical professionals that show signs of incompetence should be removed from their role immediately and undergo retraining to be able to continue in that field.

The Outdoors Party will direct the Centre for Adverse Reaction Monitoring (CARM – the centre that monitors drug reactions in New Zealand) to be highly proactive in reporting the adverse effects and interactions of medications. This will enable CARM to initiate immediate actions to protect the health of our people.