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Getting it right - developing your workforce

Developing your workforce: An overview of a systems approach to workforce development

Effective workforce planning and development has never been more important. The workforce is ageing and there is a high reliance on overseas-trained health professionals. The workforce needs to be capable of delivering new services, responding to emerging issues and risks, and supporting people to better manage their own care. A planned, rather than crisis-driven, approach is required to respond to current and future challenges.

This guide presents a strategic approach to workforce development that is driven by population health needs and health priorities to achieve better outcomes for all New Zealanders.

The developing your workforce guide is part of the Getting it right series of resources.

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