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The Ministry of Health leads the health and disability system and has overall responsibility for the management and development of that system. It steers system improvements that help New Zealanders live longer, healthier and more independent lives.
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New Zealanders living longer, healthier and more independent lives is the aim of the NZ health system

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

National Planning  

 
The Ministry of Health leads the health and disability system and has overall responsibility for the management and development of that system. It steers system improvements that help New Zealanders live longer, healthier and more independent lives. The Ministry ensures that the health system is delivering on Government priorities such as the Health Targets and that health sector organisations are well governed and soundly managed from a financial perspective.
 
It works with other government agencies in setting strategic priorities and direction for the sector.
 
New Zealand Health Strategy
 

Health Workforce New Zealand


Health Workforce New Zealand (HWNZ) was set up in late 2009 to provide national leadership on the development of the country's health and disability workforce. It provides oversight for the planning of the healthcare workforce, ensuring that this aligns with planning for the delivery of services and that the healthcare workforce is fit for purpose. HWNZ advises the Minister of Health on all aspects of health workforce planning, within the wider programme of reform of the health system.  It works in collaboration with training providers, professional bodies and employers, to build on existing networks and to create new opportunities to involve clinicians and health care providers in planning our future workforce.
 

Health Quality & Safety Commission


The Health Quality & Safety Commission was established under the New Zealand Public Health & Disability Amendment Act 2010  to ensure all New Zealanders receive the best health and disability care within our available resources.
 
HWSC's programmes focus on specific areas, working with those who provide services and those who use them to reduce avoidable deaths and harm, and make changes for the better. Improving the quality and safety of our health and disability services will lead to greater efficiency and better value. 

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