Health workforce

This section has information on Health Workforce initiatives.

In this section

  • The Children’s Act 2014 introduced measures that will ensure that children can be better protected from abuse and neglect both in their homes and in the community. This advice is for the health and disability sector on requirements under the Act. Read more
  • The Health Workforce Directorate supports and funds a number of training initiatives. This section outlines our key programmes. Read more
  • Manatū Hauora is developing a common understanding of health workforce challenges and opportunities.. Read more
  • The Health Workforce Directorate funds postgraduate training to develop the workforce. This page sets out the specifications for DHBs and others responsible for these programmes. Read more
  • The Midwifery Strategic Advisory Group provides strategic advice and guidance to the Ministry of Health and the sector to ensure a sustainable and supported midwifery workforce now and in the future Read more
  • Publications relating to New Zealand's health and disability workforce. 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
  • 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
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