Transparency of Initiatives

More transparency around the whole organisation about how they are using initiatives to increase workforce in general and Maori work force. Rather than individuals going to tertiary institutions and community-led organisations to see what is being done. There is a lack of radiation therapists/oncologists so working towards a long term goal as there is a large wait list in Cantebury which is limited by staffing and the clinical machine capacity. 

Why the contribution is important

These are specialist roles where the skills acquired are very technical, it is a small area in allied health that is not recognised as much as such medicine, nursing, so we are losing a lot of the maori students to the larger health care pathways especially through the health science programme. 

by IndiaM on November 04, 2022 at 05:14PM

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  • Posted by SteveYork November 08, 2022 at 14:10

    I agree. Workforce development and initiatives is currently getting out of control in districts, regions and nationally with a range of participants and organisations tasked to create more workforce opportunities within those respective localities and areas of their responsibilities.

    There are numerous change agents within the health sector and across various levels, and similarly many within the education sector at secondary level, Universities, Te Pukenga, PTEs, TEC, NZQA. Add to those, there are the government agencies such as MSD, MBIE, Immigration, as well as workforce development councils, ITOs, NGOs, local government agencies and Iwi.

    If the initiatives, programmes or strategies were visible and transparent amongst all competing and interested parties across all localities, a cohesive and unified approach may reduce duplication and better utilisation of resource, consultation, engagement and time.

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