Health workforce

As chief steward of the health system, Manatū Hauora sets the strategic direction for the workforce to support health agencies to address long-standing workforce challenges.

13 February 2024: The Ministry of Health | Manatū Hauora and the University of Waikato have signed a Memorandum of Understanding as a first step towards establishing a new medical school. Read more.

In this section

  • The Ministry has developed a strategic framework to guide health system settings and ensure Aotearoa New Zealand has a sustainable, representative and responsive health workforce that can meet the future needs of people and whānau. Read more
  • Information about New Zealand's Immigration Green List for health professional bodies and responsible authorities, employers and international health workers. The Green List enables eligible people in critical health roles to apply to work in New Zealand through the Straight to Residence Pathway.   Read more
  • As the wider health reform programme progresses, our approach to the regulation of the health and disability workforce and how the Ministry of Health exercises stewardship of the regulatory system must remain in step with the overall direction of our future health system. Read more
  • Publications relating to New Zealand's health and disability workforce. Read more
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