Links to New Zealand health organisations
Minister of Health Hon Tony Ryall represents the Bay of Plenty Electorate. In the National-led Government, he is Minister of Health and Minister of State Services.
Ministry of Health aims to ensure that the health and disability support system works for all New Zealanders. As principal advisor to the government on health and disability policy, we lead and support the sector to achieve better health for New Zealanders, including reduced inequalities, better participation and independence, trust and security.
IT Health Board provides leadership on the implementation and use of information systems across the health and disability sector. The IT Health Board is a sub-committee of the National Health Board, and is charged with ensuring that health sector policy is supported by appropriate health information and IT solutions.
Health Workforce New Zealand (HWNZ) was formed to lead and co-ordinate the planning and development of the health and disability workforce. It ensures that we have a high quality, fit-for-purpose workforce and that workforce issues are aligned with planning of services. The HWNZ Board is directly accountable to the Minister of Health.
National Screening Unit provides health screening programmes in New Zealand. With the National Health Board, it is responsible for the safety, effectiveness and quality of organised screening programmes.
Health Quality & Safety Commission (the Commission) works with clinicians and providers of health services to improve the quality and safety of health and disability services. The Commission has taken over many of the functions of the former Quality Improvement Committee.
Health Benefits Limited (HBL) continues the work commenced by the Shared Services Establishment Board, which was created to help reduce the cost of non-clinical support functions and harness the benefits of bulk purchasing. These functions and benefits have estimated savings for the health sector of up to $700 million over five years.
Health Improvement and Innovation Resource Centre (HIIRC) is a source of knowledge to improve New Zealand's health care system. Sponsored by the Ministry of Health the HIIRC supports performance and quality improvement efforts
Medsafe is the New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority. It is a business unit of the Ministry of Health and is the authority responsible for the regulation of therapeutic products in New Zealand.
Pharmaceutical Management Agency of New Zealand is part of the New Zealand medicines system working to improve New Zealanders' access to, and optimal use of, medicines.
Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) is the professional association and union uniting doctors and dentists in New Zealand.
New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is committed to the representation of members and the promotion of nursing/midwifery. NZNO embraces Te Tiriti O Waitangi and works to improve the health status of all peoples of Aotearoa/New Zealand through participation in health and social policy development.
Health and Disability NGO Working Group The NGO Working Group are NGO representatives, elected by non-government organisations within the Health and Disability sector. They meet regularly to work on issues that affect Health and Disability NGOs. They also plan NGO-Ministry of Health Forums and act as an ongoing communications network between Health and Disability NGOs and the Ministry of Health.