Health workforce

This section has information on Health Workforce New Zealand initiatives, including the Voluntary Bonding Scheme and demonstrations of new workforce roles

Full details of Health Workforce New Zealand's work can be found in this section. Details of the board, annual reports and role can be found on the new HWNZ mini-site.

In this section

  • Payments to reward medical, midwifery and nursing graduates who agree to work in hard-to-staff communities and/or specialties, and medical physicist, sonography and radiation therapy graduates who remain in New Zealand. Read more
  • Health Workforce New Zealand expects career plans to be in place for all the trainees it funds. This page includes advice and career plan templates. Read more
  • Health Workforce New Zealand supports and funds a number of training intiatives. This section outlines our key programmes. Read more
  • Health Workforce New Zealand funds postgraduate training to develop the workforce. This page sets out the specifications for DHBs and others responsible for these programmes. Read more
  • A programme to ensure a sustainable medical workforce - including steps to help trainee doctors make informed decisions when choosing specialties - overseen by the Medical Workforce Taskforce. Read more
  • Innovative thinking to ensure the health workforce has the flexibility and resources to meet the needs of the public into the future. Read more
  • Reports into what future health workforces will look like in key areas such as aged care, diabetes and mental health. Read more
  • The Vulnerable Children Act 2014 (the Act) introduced measures that will ensure that children can be better protected from abuse and neglect both in their homes and in the community. We've prepared advice for the health and disability sector on these requirements. Read more
  • Medical practitioners applying for a J-1 visa to train in the USA require a Statement of Need issued by the Ministry of Health. Read more
  • This report provides background on how medical and nursing full-time equivalents (FTE) are reported to the Ministry of Health. Read more
  • Publications relating to New Zealand's health and disability workforce. Read more
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