About Regional Workforce Development

Five woman meet to discuss Regional Workforce Development.

It is essential we continue to have skilled, qualified staff in our health sector workforce. We collaborate with the six Central Region District Health Boards (DHBs) to develop the workforce and ensure workforce areas are sustainable for the future. 

The National Health Workforce Strategic Plan and the Central Region Regional Service Plan provide the regional workforce objectives and initiatives. It sets out how the central region DHBs will work together to address workforce priorities. 

Regional Services Plan

Regional Workforce Development works with Health Workforce New Zealand to:

  • address health sector needs by increasing people in vulnerable workforce areas
  • partnering with regional professional lead groups to support essential training and professional support
  • conduct intelligence planning to address the needs of workforce areas.
Last updated: 14/8/19