Ministry of Health review into health sector funding, capability and capacity

29 May 2015 | Partners in Care

The Ministry of Health has two associated external reviews into health sector funding and capability and capacity underway.

The capability and capacity review is an independent review, focused on the New Zealand health system's capability and capacity, defined as human capability and capacity including governance (both corporate and clinical), leadership, management and delivery.

The review is being led by Sue Suckling. Sue has expertise in governance and private and public sector leadership, and is supported by a panel of respected experts: Mr Andrew Connolly, Associate Professor Jens Mueller and Mr David Russell.

The C&C review will:

  • focus on the capability and capacity gaps that need to be addressed if the system is to be well placed to meet the medium term challenges before it
  • consider and comment on infrastructure, technology and facilities capability and capacity as it relates to both structural and human resource dimensions.

In particular the review will address these questions:

  • Have the new constructs post the 2009 Ministerial Review Group (MRG), in relation to human resources capability and capacity, added value?
  • Is the current quality of clinical and managerial governance and leadership consistent, adding value and supporting quality service delivery?
  • Is the contracting environment, capacity and relationship management between the DHB sector and NGOs best placed to meet health system and users’ needs?

The review panel would like a broad range of perspectives contributing to their thinking, so a key way for many in the sector to have input is via an online survey:

The survey closes on 5 June 2015.

For more background on the reviews please refer to:

Last updated 29/05/2015