This report is Health Workforce New Zealand's first yearly update on the state of the health and disability workforce at the present time. It is a companion document to The Role of Health Workforce New Zealand, which provides background and contextual information.
The workforce is made up of a wide variety of occupational groups that will increasingly work together as models of care move out of hospitals and closer to home. The five main occupational groups discussed in this report are:
- doctors and dentists – the medical workforce
- allied health, science and technical workers
- non-regulated workers – also collectively termed kaiāwhina - which includes carers and support workers.