Parliament

Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 

Progressive "clinical democracy" health pilot

Progressive wants a pilot trial in "clinical democracy" in health

The Progressive Party would like the next coalition government to pilot some of its ideas in public health service delivery, party leader Jim Anderton said today.

"If Progressive is represented at the Cabinet table after Saturday, we'd like to see a pilot district health board or two empowered to deliver a new kind of hospital service where health professionals are much more directly involved in DHB decision-making.

"We'd like to ask any District Health Board prepared to put up its hand in a trial of greater clinical democracy whereby health professionals would be given more say than they currently have in identifying public health problems, setting out solutions, and then being given the power to implement a plan of action to deliver," Jim Anderton said.

At present, DHBs do have clinical boards, but the Progressive Party's proposed pilot programme envisages empowering these clinical boards with a far more proactive role in making and implementing policy than at present.

"Progressive wants to trial empowering clinical boards of doctors, nurses and other health professionals with lines of communication to DHB chief executives and its pilot programme would scale back the role of non-medical management structures.

"We also want to encourage DHBs to ensure that health professionals in leadership positions and health professionals on clinical boards are there because they have a democratic mandate from their fellow health professionals." he said.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Gordon Campbell: On The Roe v Wade Aftermath


Now that the right of US women to abortion (formerly protected by Roe v Wade) has been abolished, the important role of medication-induced abortion will come even more to the fore. Already, research by the Guttmacher Institute reproductive rights centre shows that over half of US abortions are obtained by medication. According to the US Food and Drug Administration and the World Health Organisation, the abortion pills can be safely self-administered at home within the first ten weeks of pregnancy, rather than via a surgical procedure carried out in a bricks-and-mortar abortion clinic...
More>>



 
 


Government: Electoral Changes Will Bring Greater Transparency For Voters

Changes to electoral law announced by Justice Minister Kiri Allan today aim to support participation in parliamentary elections, and improve public trust and confidence in New Zealand’s electoral system... More>>


Parliament: Grounds Fully Reopened

Parliament’s grounds have been fully reopened today at a ceremony and community event with mana whenua, members of the public, and representatives of Parliament... More>>


Chris Hipkins: Statement On Charlotte Bellis

On 31 January I released a statement regarding Charlotte Bellis and her MIQ application. I stated that emergency allocation criteria includes a requirement to travel to New Zealand within the next 14 days... More>>



NZ Republic: Charles CHOGM Speech Green Light For Change
“Prince Charles had made it clear in his speech to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Rwanda today that even the Royal family think it’s time for change” said Lewis Holden, campaign chair of New Zealand Republic... More>>


National: Goodfellow To Retire As Party President
Peter Goodfellow today announced he will not seek re-election as President of the National Party at its Annual Conference. Mr Goodfellow will remain as a director on the board for one final term to assist in the transition... More>>

Police: Parliament Occupation Investigators Seek Public Assistance
Police investigating criminal activity on the final day of the occupation at Parliament grounds earlier this year are appealing for the public’s help to identify 15 people... More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels