2014 Working within Rural Service Level Alliance Teams

4th September, 2014      •      Rydges Hotel, Wellington

In October 2013, Minister Jo Goodhew announced the Government's support for a new way of allocating rural funding through Service Level Alliances and that additional rural funding would be provided in the form of "transitional funding" and "rural practice sustainability funding." 

On September 4, the Network and the Ministry of Health hosted a workshop in Wellington to discuss the new era of Alliancing.

We were there to capture some of the key discussions.

 

Introduction by Cathy O'Malley

Cathy O'Malley is the Ministry of Health Deputy Director-General of the Sector Capability and Implementation Business Unit which includes accountability for work on integration, primary care, and a range of population and personal health programmes.

 

 

Alliancing: Jo Scott-Jones and Sharon Hansen

Keriana Brooking from the Ministry of Health discusses Alliancing with Jo Scott-Jones (Opotiki GP and NZRGPN Chair) and Sharon Hansen (Nurse Practitioner based in Temuka and NZRGPN Deputy Chair)

 

 

Alliancing: Dr Struan Clark, John MacKaskill-Smith, Phil Back & Andrew Swanson-Dobbs


Keriana Brooking from the Ministry of Health discusses Alliancing with Dr Struan Clark (Golden Bay Community Health), John MacKaskill-Smith (Midlands Health Network), Phil Back (Bay of Plenty DHB) & Andrew Swanson-Dobbs (CEO Nelson Bays Primary Health)

 

 

Alliancing: Dr Peter Davies, Dr Andrew McLeod & Jen Brown

 Keriana Brooking from the Ministry of Health discusses Alliancing with Dr Peter Davies (Diamond Harbour GP), Dr Andrew McLeod (Wanaka GP) and Jen Brown (Southern PHO)

 

 

Alliancing: Justine Thorpe, Dr Ron Janes and Sharon Wards

Keriana Brooking from the Ministry of Health discusses alliancing with Justine Thorpe (Compass Health Programme Director), Dr Ron Janes (Wairoa GP) and Sharon Wards (Tararua Health Group CEO)

 

 

Alliancing: Dr Ashley Bloomfield

Keriana Brooking from the Ministry of Health discusses alliancing with Dr Ashley Bloomfield, Capital & Coast DHB Director of Service Integration and Development

 

 

Alliancing: Conclusion by Jo Scott-Jones and Ray Anton

RNZGPN Executive Board members Jo Scott-Jones and Ray Anton give their opinions following the completion of the workshop.