Rural

Rural Health Workforce Resources

April 2019

The South Island Workforce Development Hub hosted a rural health workforce workshop in August 2018.  The purpose of the day was to bring together a range of people with an interest in rural health and the rural health workforce. Participants came from DHBs; PHOs; education providers; St John; trust hospitals; College of Midwives; Health Workforce New Zealand;  The purpose of the day was to identify issues/ vulnerabilities and gaps; showcase current initiatives underway or in development and to look at opportunities for regional collaboration. Since then a small group of people who attended the workshop have started to meet to progress this work.  

The resources on this page have been shared to help inform these discussions as consideration is giving to issues such as retaining a rural workforce; what capability is required to work rurally; models of care; skill mix; support; generalist skills and training pathways fit for purpose.    

For further information about rural health workforce activity underway across the South Island please contact: kathryn.goodyear@siapo.health.nz