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

 

Federation Establishment Board up and running

The Establishment Board tasked with setting up the proposed Federation of Primary Health Aotearoa New Zealand is now up and running under the chairmanship of Dame Annette King.

“I am delighted to be working with such passionate and committed professionals from across the sector who are already demonstrating their desire for real change in support of better outcomes for our communities. They will all contribute significantly to the broad skill set and expertise we will need to establish an inclusive Federation which will serve as a platform for integrated primary health with the people of New Zealand at the heart of its objectives.’ says Dame Annette King.

Following the announcement made on 20 February 2018 which confirmed the appointment of Dame Annette King as the chair of the Establishment Board, the first formal meeting of the Establishment Board took place on Tuesday 10 April 2018. During the meeting significant progress was made to support the work which had been underway since the sector summit held in Wellington on 16 February 2018.

The meeting included consideration of:

The Establishment Board Terms of Reference
The proposed Constitution of the Federation including its objectives, values and guiding principles

Interim requirements for project management and administrative support to underpin the Federation’s formal establishment

Annette King continued on to say “We are making great progress and in due course I look forward to being able to confirm our proposed commencement date and being able to issue our membership offering to the sector.”

The Minutes of the meetings and the agreed Terms of Reference of the Establishment Board will be published shortly. The Board’s workplan will continue apace with the next formal meeting of the Establishment Board being scheduled for Monday 7 May 2018.


The members of the Establishment Board are confirmed as:

Dame Annette King, Independent chair
Dr Harley Aish, chair of ProCare Health Ltd
Dr Angus Chambers, chair of Christchurch PHO
Donovan Clarke, chief executive of Manaia Health PHO
Andrew Gaudin, chief executive of The Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand
Karen Guilliland, chief executive of The New Zealand College of Midwives
David Harrison, nursing director of East Health Trust PHO
Martin Hefford, chief executive of Compass Health
Susan Iverson, board member of Health Care Aotearoa
Hugh Kininmonth, chief executive of Hauraki PHO
Jennifer Pelvin, chair of Allied Health Aotearoa New Zealand
Richard Townley, chief executive of the Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand
Mark Vela, chief executive of Total Healthcare Charitable Trust PHO
Teresa Wall, board member of Ora Toa PHO

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Joseph Cederwall Review: NZSO Plays Zappa

The first of the NZSO’s Shed Series concerts at the more informal and intimate space of Wellington's Shed 6 last Friday night featured music composed by, or with a connection to Frank Zappa. Zappa, a psychedelic rock legend, activist and popular culture figure and all round colourful character, was an excellent choice for the concert’s theme of innovation. More>>

Let The Games Begin: PM Sends Best Wishes To Athletes

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has sent her warm wishes to the New Zealand athletes preparing for the opening of the Commonwealth Games on Australia’s Gold Coast... More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review of Books: Martin Edmonds' The Expatriates

This book is an extension of, and tribute to, the life’s work of James McNeish. Without sacrificing any degree of authorial independence, the result is gracefully written, handsomely produced, and likely to propagate many further works of its kind. More>>

Max Rashbrooke Review: The King's Singers and Voices New Zealand

To be good at one thing is impressive; to be so versatile across a range of genres is truly exceptional. More>>

Joe Cederwall Review: WOMAD 2018 - Harmony of Difference (part 1)

A friend described WOMAD as his “favourite white middle class celebration of diversity.” There is certainly an echo of truth to this as the crowd is still largely white and middle class, but this WOMAD for me represented that a better world is possible ... More>>

Harmony of Difference (part 2)

Top international world music artists seldom make it down to this neck of the woods, so for those of us into this sort of thing WOMAD is certainly a welcome addition to the cultural calendar. Now it is a case of waiting and looking forward to seeing what they manage to conjure up for next year. More>>

Howard Davis Review: A Bigger Splash - Te Papa Celebrates Twenty Years

Considering the available resources, this is a decidedly hit-and-miss affair, mainly due to some highly questionable curatorial decisions. In their overweening wish to "push boundaries," Charlotte Davy and Megan Tamati-Quennell have made a number of serious miscalculations by ignoring a basic rule - keep it simple. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland