Each year, the Director-General of Health publishes an Annual Report to Parliament that assesses the Ministry of Health's performance against objectives set at the beginning of the financial year. The Annual Report contains the Ministry's achievements including the Ministry's financial and non-financial performance over the past year.
The 2015/16 year has seen considerable activity by the Ministry and the wider health and disability sector to implement the Government’s priorities and ensure accessible, safe, individual- and family-centred, clinically effective and cost-effective health services.
As part of meeting its priorities, the Ministry released the 2016 New Zealand Health Strategy, which sets the direction for health services to improve the health of people and communities. It provides a road map for the health and disability system over five years to make the Strategy happen. The Strategy aims for all New Zealanders to live well, stay well and get well, in a system that is people-powered, provides services closer to home, is designed for value and high performance, and where the sector works as one team in a smart system.