Calderdale Framework

The Calderdale Framework (CF) is a clinically-led workforce development tool to facilitate a ‘best for patient, best for system’ approach. It provides opportunities to standardise patient care and achieve service efficiencies. 

The South Island Directors of Allied Health support the implementation of the Calderdale Framework as a means of developing a more flexible and competent allied health workforce for the South Island health system – in primary care, secondary care and community health care. Read their position statement on CF implementation.


About CF and South Island implementation - Questions and Answers

Interview with the founders

The UK founders of the Calderdale Framework, Jayne Duffy and Rachael Smith, visited Christchurch in November 2016. In the short videos below they answer five key questions for Anne Buckley, Allied Health Facilitator and Project Manager, South Island Workforce Development Hub.

Part 1: About the Framework (3.43 min)

Part 2: Key factors for success (2.23 min)

Part 3: Lean for the workforce (1.34 min)

Part 4: Business as usual (3.34 min)

Part 5: The role of champions (1.40 min)

To view the South Island Alliance’s Calderdale Framework channel, which contains all five videos, click here:


Doing Something Different Together. Future proofing our Allied Health Workforce: a South Island Approach.

Poster presented at APAC Conference in Sydney September 2016.


Latest News

December 2016 Update

See earlier news below:

May 2016 Update

April 2016 Update

October 2015 Update


South Island Regional Clinical Task Instructions 

2 further Clinical Task Instructions (CTIs) have been published for regional use in South Island DHBs within Calderdale Framework projects:


  • ADL-D SINZ Home assessment preparation and assistance
  • ADL-D SINZ Over toilet frame trial and training


If you have any queries about these CTIs or wish to review them please contact:

Anne Buckley Project Lead – Calderdale Framework Implementation, SIWDH