Gastroenterology workforce service forecast

Lead: Dr John Wyeth

This report looked at how people affected by gastroenterology issues can be cared for by a well-prepared and responsive gastroenterology workforce. 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.

Recommendations included:

  • mobile clinics and teams for rural areas and smaller centres
  • health professionals to work across primary, secondary and tertiary health settings
  • expand the use of nurse specialists, a role already in place in some DHBs.

Health Workforce New Zealand funds training for a number of gastroenterologist registrars, and has been involved in the development of a training framework for endoscopy nurses. We are also working closely with the Ministry of Health's bowel screening team.

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