This report details the actions taken throughout 2010 to progress priority areas that have been signalled to the sector.
These priority areas are:
- financial management and sustainability
- clinical workforce and leadership
- ensuring quality.
These priority areas remain consistent with the New Zealand Health Strategy and will continue to be priority areas for the medium term.
This report fulfils the Minister of Health’s responsibilities under section 8 of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000 to report annually on the implementation of the New Zealand Health Strategy (see Sections 2 and 3 of this document). It also meets the requirements under section 9 of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000 to report annually on progress on implementing the National Strategy for Quality Improvement (see Section 4).