Deloitte Review of the National Oracle Solution programme and Audit NZ Review of the engagement of consultants for the Deloitte review

News article

03 September 2018

In late 2017 the Ministry commissioned Deloitte to review the National Oracle Solution programme to inform its advice to the Government. In late August 2018 the Health Committee requested the Ministry of Health provide the Audit NZ report the Ministry had commissioned into its engagement of consultants for the Deloitte Review. We have provided the Committee with the Deloitte Review of the National Oracle Solution programme, the Audit NZ Review of the engagement of consultants for that report and our action plan to address Audit NZ’s recommendations.


The National Oracle Solution is a shared financial management and procurement IT system designed to replace District Health Boards’ ageing IT systems.

Due to the many challenges faced by the programme the Ministry of Health sought independent assurance about the programme in late 2017. It commissioned Deloitte to carry out the independent review:

The Deloitte Review was one of a number of inputs informing the Ministry of Health’s recommendations about next steps for the National Oracle Solution Programme. 

In April 2018 the Ministry asked Audit New Zealand to undertake a review of the process by which it had engaged Deloitte to review the National Oracle Solution programme:

The Ministry fully accepts the recommendations of the Audit NZ Review and has developed an action plan to address those recommendations:

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