Statements of Intent

The Statement of Intent is an annual document that outlines the strategic direction for the Ministry of Health over a three-year period. It includes discussion of the outcomes being sought by the Ministry and the main priorities for the future work programme.

Publications

  • Statement of Intent 2015 to 2019
    Published 30 June 2015
    The Statement of Intent identifies outcomes for the health system and the Ministry: New Zealanders live longer, healthier and more independent lives; the health system is cost-effective and supports a productive economy.
  • Published 30 June 2014
    The Statement of Intent outlines the strategic direction for the Ministry, work that will be undertaken to deliver key priorities and how success will be measured.
  • Statement of Intent cover image
    Published 16 May 2013
    Identifies key outcomes for the health system and the Ministry itself: New Zealanders live longer, healthier and more independent lives, the health system is cost-effective and supports a productive economy.
  • Published 24 May 2012
    Identifies key outcomes for the health system and the Ministry itself: New Zealanders live longer, healthier and more independent lives, the health system is cost-effective and supports a productive economy.
  • Statement of Intent 2011-14 cover
    Published 19 May 2011
    This Statement of Intent outlines the strategic direction for the Ministry of Health over the three-year period of the document. It includes discussion of the outcomes being sought by the Ministry and the main priorities for the future work programme.
  • Statement of Intent 2010-13 cover
    Published 02 May 2010
    This Statement of Intent 2010−2013 marks an important juncture for the planning, funding and delivery of health and disability services.
  • Published 02 May 2009
    The Ministry of Health’s Statement of Intent for 2009–2012 sets out how the Ministry will focus on making the improvements to the public health system the Government requires. It describes a more focused role for the Ministry that better positions it to deliver value for money.
  • Published 02 May 2008
    The Ministry of Health’s Statement of Intent for 2008–11 is a key accountability document between the Minister of Health and the Ministry. It outlines the key areas that the Minister expects the Ministry to lead. It also specifies how the Ministry's activities contribute to outcomes relevant to the health and disability sector.
  • Published 02 May 2007
    This Statement of Intent emphasises performance improvement assistance and best practice advice with the health sector, focusing on the Minister’s priorities, improvements in Māori health, and reducing inequalities.
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