Consumer representation for PHO Performance Framework development workshop

27 May 2013 | Partners in Care

Expressions of interest are sought for consumer representation at a workshop for the development of primary healthcare organisation (PHO) performance framework.

This is an exciting opportunity to participate in the development of a performance framework for primary care within a whole of system context.

The Ministry of Health would like to invite one or more consumer representatives to join a workshop involving approximately 100 stakeholders from across the health sector in contributing to the development of an integrated performance and incentive framework. The workshop will bring together a wide range of interests including primary care and secondary care clinicians, nurses, Maori and Pacific providers, rural primary care providers, pharmacy, District Health Board (DHB) and PHO management, IT and data experts, academics and epidemiologists.

Background to this workshop

The Ministry has developed a number of initiatives aimed at supporting local integration of health services through strengthening primary care. These initiatives are designed to support the provision of care closer to home and to ensure an improved experience for patients and service users. They include clarifying PHO and DHB accountabilities for primary care services and extending flexible funding arrangements in place for ‘Better Sooner More Convenient Business Cases’.

Towards the end of 2012 primary care sector representatives provided the Ministry with a draft ‘straw man’ performance framework. The draft ‘straw man’ is a key input into the development of an integrated performance and incentive framework for primary care which will be phased in from 2014.

An independent Expert Group has been formed to guide the development of the framework, positioned within a 'whole of system' context and designed to focus on outcomes and benefits for patients and communities.

The workshop will provide comprehensive multi-disciplinary input to shape the detail of the framework, appropriate measures and indicators, and how it can be applied in practice.

Please note, attendees are not invited as a mandated representative of organisations or groups and costs are the attendees own responsibility. 

Purpose of the workshop
The purpose of the workshop is to seek input on the further development of the performance and incentive framework.  Participants will be asked to:

  • Provide consideration on the emerging conceptual framework (outputs from expert group) 
  • Advise on appropriate quality and integration measures
  • Provide a view on the range of possible incentives and their efficacy
  • Advise on the enablers and barriers to implementation.

Further detail and an agenda will be circulated early June. The outputs from this workshop will be considered by the Ministry of Health and Expert Group within a larger process of further expert and stakeholder input. There will be opportunity for further stakeholder engagement on a draft performance framework in July and August 2013 through email circulation as well as national and regional group meetings. 

If you are interested in attending please respond to Carolyn Bevege by COB Friday 7 June at

For further information on this workshop please email Project Manager, Rebecca Drew at or Sam Cliffe, Director System Integration at or phone (04) 916 4393.

When: Saturday 15 June, 9.30 am - 1.30 pm followed by a light lunch
Where: Te Wharewaka, Matiu Room, Level 1, 15 Jervious Quay, Wellington

Last updated 27/05/2013