The National Cancer Programme brings together the work of the Ministry of Health (the Ministry), district health boards (DHBs) and regional cancer networks to implement the Government’s priorities for cancer.
This high-level work plan for 2013/14 covers the national priorities for cancer. The Ministry’s business plans, the DHBs’ annual plans and the regional cancer networks’ annual work plans all include more specific detail on the work that each of these groups are leading.
This work plan focuses on cancer-related initiatives led by the Ministry, the DHBs or regional cancer networks. There are established links with initiatives being led by the National Health Board, Health Workforce New Zealand and the National Health IT Board.
The National Cancer Programme work plan is organised under four focus areas that align with the Government’s vision of Better, Sooner, More Convenient Health Care. The work plan outlines the activities for the 2013/14 that will contribute to the National Cancer Programme’s vision of all people easily accessing the best services, in a timely way to improve overall cancer outcomes.