Briefing to the Incoming Minister of Health: November 2008

Published online: 
02 December 2008


The Briefing for the Incoming Minister of Health (2008) provides a strategic overview of the progress of the health and disability system. It describes the effectiveness of the system, the rate and direction of its evolution, current and future challenges, and opportunities for delivering better value for money.

Key challenges identified include:

  • Improving productivity and value for money
  • Workforce
  • Enabling national and regional planning
  • Improving access and reducing inequalities
  • Long-term conditions.

The Social Outcomes Briefing was jointly developed by the Ministries of Social Development, Education, Justice and Health. It provides information on the last fifteen years of social outcomes, examines the challenges we currently face and looks at ways we can work together to meet these challenges in the coming years.


Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    02 December 2008
  • Hardcopy date of publication:
    02 November 2008
  • ISBN:
    978-0-478-31891-3 (Online)
  • HP number:
  • Citation:
    Ministry of Health. 2008. Briefing to the Minister of Health. November 2008. Wellington: Ministry of Health.
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
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