News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search


RMO Workforce Commission

3 July 2008

RMO Workforce Commission

The Ministry will begin work immediately on establishing an independent commission to look at the way resident medical officers or junior doctors are employed.

Director-General of Health Stephen McKernan says the commission was first suggested by the DHBs in the current pay talks as a way to help resident medical officers and district health boards find a settlement.

"We need to find sustainable ways to train, employ and pay junior doctors in New Zealand and ensure we have a workforce that meets the changing needs of our health system now and in the future."

Mr McKernan says the Ministry will fund the Commission, provide secretariat support and consult with the resident medical officers union (the NZRDA), DHBs and other stakeholders.

"The aim is to look at the junior doctor workforce and provide independent and evidence-based recommendations on how hospitals employ and pay them."

"Consultation on the terms of reference will commence shortly and I expect to be able to announce the terms of reference for the Commission by the end of the month."


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

IHC Tribute: Colin Meads

"While Colin is best known for rugby, to us he is one of a small number of distinguished IHC New Zealand Life Members recognised for their significant support for people with intellectual disabilities," says IHC Chief Executive Ralph Jones. More>>


Howard Davis Review: Tilting at Turbines - The Trip to Spain

Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon have now both broken the Big Fifty barrier, which seems to have brought a whole new level of angst to their midlife adventures ... More>>

Review: A Rose By Any Other Name Would Smell As Sweet

The Royal New Zealand Ballet has accepted the challenge of this heart-touching tragedy and largely succeeded. More>>


NZ's First Male IAAF Gold: Tom Walsh's Historic Shot Put Victory

Although feeling very sore but with a great feeling Tom Walsh took his place as number one on the victory dais to receive his much deserved gold medal. More>>


Scoop Review Of Books: Q&A: Hard To Find Books

"Unfortunately we are in crisis and this friendly dinosaur faces extinction… Our only hope is to try and raise funds to buy the building and restore it to its glory, either fully funded or with a viable deposit." More>>

Kid Lit: Lost Mansfield Story Discovered At Wellington Library

Previously undiscovered letters and a story written by a young Katherine Mansfield were recently unearthed in Wellington City Library’s archives by a local author researching a book about the famous writer. More>>



  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland