Leads: Dr Andrew Reid and Dr Nigel Waters
This report looked at how to sustain the anaesthesia workforce in coming decades - a workforce currently under stress in some regions. It is one of a number of forecasts commissioned by Health Workforce New Zealand (HWNZ) to build a picture of the future health and disability workforce.
- more deployment across multiple worksites in a region
- using the skills of those nearing retirement
- more training positions in smaller hospitals.
Health Workforce New Zealand has examined ways to retain doctors who are either over 65 or are nearing retirement.