Workforce publications

Publications relating to New Zealand's health and disability workforce.

Publications

  • Published 02 September 2010
    This paper discusses how the projected increase in Māori population impacts on Māori demand for health services over the next 10 to 20 years, and looks specifically at the demands on the Māori medical workforce.
  • Published 02 August 2010
    This study uses the results of a literature review and data from nine New Zealand primary care practices, including general practitioner (GP) and nurse diaries recording details of more than 2000 consultations, to develop a model estimating the financial impact of task substitution between nurses and GPs. Data were collected between July and November 2009.
  • Published 02 July 2010
    Submissions are invited on proposed changes to enable suitably qualified nurses working in diabetes services to prescribe a limited range of medicines for people with diabetes. Regulatory changes will be required to enable this prescribing to take place.
  • Published 02 July 2010
    This document explains credentialling for all health professionals, the definition of credentialling, and the credentialling process. 
  • Published 02 June 2010
    In September 2006 the Health Workforce Advisory Committee concluded its work providing strategic advice to the Minister of Health on the health and disability workforce. This page provides access to the publications prepared by HWAC between 2001 and 2006.
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    Published 02 March 2010
    The implementation plan provides an overview of the Let's get real framework, and provides an overview of the roll out phases and describes the resources and roles of service providers, organisations (eg, DHBs and NGOs) and mental health and addiction education providers during implementation.
  • Published 02 December 2009
    This document summarises the purchasing and projects of the Clinical Training Agency (CTA) during 2008/09, details the anticipated purchases for 2009/10 and signals projects that the CTA will look to complete in the future. In the main the CTA purchases post-entry clinical training for doctors, nurses and midwives to the value of approximately $120 million per year.
  • Published 02 December 2009
    The Nurse Practitioner (NP) was a new scope of practice launched by the Ministry of Health and the Nursing Council of New Zealand in May 2001.
  • Published 02 December 2009
    This publication series contains data about the active selected health professional workforce in New Zealand in both the public and private sectors who were sent invoices for an Annual Practising Certificate.
  • Published 02 August 2009
    The following five reports on the health and disability workforce all broadly agree on the need to enable greater leadership for improvements in national and regional coordination, strengthen health and disability workforce planning, and balance long-term responses to workforce supply issues with the pragmatic tactics used by district health boards to meet their unique short-term workforce needs.
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