The Ministry of Health has published its Annual Report for the year ended 30 June 2017, and its Statement of Strategic Intentions 2017 to 2021.
The two publications are statutory reporting requirements to the government.
The Annual Report outlines how the Ministry has delivered against its strategic intentions, while the Statement of Strategic Intentions outlines the future path of the New Zealand health system.
Both the Annual Report and the Statement of Strategic Intentions are aligned with the 2016 New Zealand Health Strategy.
The Strategy outlines the high-level direction for New Zealand’s health system over the next 10 years, and underpins all the work of the Ministry.
The Annual Report contains information such as:
- the Ministry’s delivery against six strategic priority areas
- its contribution to wider government priorities, other priorities as set by the Ministry and the Minister in the Statement of Intent 2015–19, including health targets
- the Ministry’s critical departmental activities
- the Ministry’s financial performance, and its focus on fostering a culture of high-performance and customer-orientated service delivery.
The Statement of Strategic Intentions contains information such as:
- the Ministry’s responsibilities and core work, and the challenges faced
- the Ministry’s strategic direction and priorities
- how the Ministry intends to achieve these
- how the Ministry measures its performance.