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Published: 22 September 2014

Authors: Pacific Perspectives

This report considered ways to increase the number of Pacific peoples in the health workforce and improve outcomes for Pacific patients. It is one of a number of forecasts commissioned by Health Workforce New Zealand (HWNZ) to build a picture of the future health and disability workforce.

Recommendations included:

  • Implement an improved model of care.
  • Leadership and coordination are required to bring about this new model of care.
  • Address issues around the training and development of the Pacific workforce.
  • Focus on the Auckland region, home to seven in 10 of the Pacific population.

Some recommendations are being addressed through the Ministry of Health's Pacific work programme. HWNZ and the Ministry have also established a working group with key stakeholders to address several of the remaining