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Publication date: 6 July 2017
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. It is one of the Getting it right series of workforce planning and development resources.