It Takes a Team...

Report to the Ministry of Health on a proposed national service improvement plan for gynaecological cancer services.

Published online: 
29 August 2012

In 2010, the Ministry of Health commissioned a report into current gynaecological cancer services and the options for improvement. The report was developed in collaboration with the sector and under guidance from a working group nominated by the New Zealand Gynaecological Cancer Group. 

Completed in July 2011, the report is intended to provide guidance to health service providers, funders and policy makers. It Takes a Team… Report to the Ministry of Health on a proposed national service improvement plan for gynaecological cancer services:

  • describes current demand and provision of gynae-oncology services
  • models future demand
  • identifies methods and recommends options to improve equity, access, effectiveness and efficiency of services
  • describes the preferred model of care and clinically and financially sustainable service delivery configuration
  • sets high-level goals, activities and measures to reach the preferred model of care.

Key recommendations from the report will be considered by a group of clinicians, who will look at the best way to reorganise services so women with gynaecological cancer have equal access to the best care.

The expert group will also provide further advice on the viability of a four-hub model for gynaecological cancer services in New Zealand.

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    29 August 2012
  • Hardcopy date of publication:
    02 July 2011
  • Citation:
    Hefford M, Ehrenberg N. 2011. It Takes a Team… Report to the Ministry of Health on a proposed national service improvement plan for gynaecological cancer services. Wellington: Sapere Research Group.
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
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