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The 20 District Health Boards (DHBs) Workforce Strategy Group

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The Workforce Strategy Group

Workforce Vision

Membership


The Workforce Strategy Group

The Workforce Strategy Group (WSG) was established by the CEO Group of the 20 DHBs to develop the workforce strategic direction and ensure an integrated approach to workforce activity amongst DHBs.


Workforce Vision

The WSG's People Force Vision 2025 articulates a desired future state for a joined up health sector, working effectively with Union and social sector partners. 

The Workforce Strategy Group's (WSG) People Force Vision 2025 sketch


Membership

The Workforce Strategy Group comprises representatives from the:

  • 20 DHBs, including Chairs, Chief Executives, Clinical Leads, Te Tumu Whakarae (General Managers Maori Health) and General Managers of People and Capability
  • Ministry of Health, Health Workforce New Zealand and TAS.  

Membership Of The Workforce Strategy Group 

Name

Position

Organisation

Helen Mason (Chair)

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Bay of Plenty DHB

Ailsa Claire 

CEO

Auckland DHB

Julie Patterson

CEO

Capital & Coast DHB

Nigel Trainor

CEO

South Canterbury DHB

Dot McKinnon

Chair

Whanganui and MidCentral DHBs

Sally Webb

Chair

Bay of Plenty DHB

Hector Matthews

Tumu Whakarae representative

Executive Director, Māori & Pacific Health

Canterbury DHB

Lexie O'Shea

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Nelson Marlborough DHB

Carolyn Gullery

General Manager (GM) Planning and Funding

Canterbury and West Coast DHBs

Hugh Lees

Chief Medical Officer (CMO)

Bay of Plenty DHB

Margaret Dotchin 

Chief Nursing Officer 

Chair of the DoN Group

Auckland DHB

Sue Waters 

Chief Health Professions Officer 

Chair of the DAH Group

Auckland DHB

Michael Frampton

GM People and Capability

Chair National GMs HR (Human Resources) Group, Regional Chair Southern

Canterbury and West Coast DHBs

Kate Coley

Executive Director People and Quality

Regional GM HR Chair Central

Hawkes Bay DHB

Martin Price

GM HR

 

Taranaki DHB

Claire Austin

Group Manager, Health Workforce New Zealand

 Ministry of Health

Fiona McCarthy

Northern GM HR Representative

Waitemata DHB

Workforce Strategy Group's Key Documents 

Workforce Strategy Group’s Work Plan for 2018-2019 [426kb]

October 2018

Health Sector Workforce Groups Landscape [714kb]

November 2017


The Workforce Strategy Group’s Terms of Reference were signed off by the 20 DHBs’ CEO Group in June 2016. 

Workforce Strategy Group’s Terms of Reference [415kb] 

June 2016

Workforce Strategy Group Newsletters

Workforce Strategy Group Newsletter – Issue 9 [1.1Mb]

December 2018

Workforce Strategy Group Newsletter – Issue 8 [1.4Mb]

July 2018

Workforce Strategy Group Newsletter – Issue 7 [1.9Mb]

December 2017

Workforce Strategy Group Newsletter – Issue 6 [1.6Mb]

September 2017

Workforce Strategy Group Newsletter – Issue 5 [1.3Mb]

July 2017

Workforce Strategy Group Newsletter - Issue 4 [1.4Mb]

April 2017

Workforce Strategy Group Newsletter – Issue 3 [1Mb]

December 2016

Workforce Strategy Group Newsletter – Issue 2 [800kb]

September 2016

Workforce Strategy Group Newsletter – Issue 1 [530kb]

June 2016

Last updated: 11/4/19