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Board contact and role

Contact

If you wish to contact the Board, you can write to:

interRAI New Zealand Governance Board Secretariat

TAS

PO Box 23075

Wellington 6140


 Appointed by Director-General of Health

The Director-General of Health appoints the interRAI New Zealand Governance Board to support the vision for interRAI in New Zealand. The Board is a governance board under the authority given to it by the Ministry of Health under the licence with interRAI international.

The primary purpose of the Board is:

To provide leadership and oversight to interRAI New Zealand (interRAI NZ) to ensure the continuous improvement of health outcomes for New Zealanders as they age, and the effectiveness and efficiency of our health system by guiding and leading the use of interRAI instruments and the dissemination and use of interRAI information.'

The Governance Board is a governance group with the authority to give direction and provide strategic governance for interRAI from a clinical, operational, and consumer perspective. The interRAI Governance Board will take strategic direction from the New Zealand Health Strategy and the Healthy Ageing Strategy. 


Leadership and oversight

The Governance Board has been appointed to provide leadership and oversight of the interRAI programme in New Zealand, ensuring the continuous improvement of health outcomes for New Zealanders as they age and the effectiveness and efficiency of our health system by guiding and leading the use of interRAI instruments and the dissemination and use of interRAI information.

The Board is a governance group with the authority to give direction and provide strategic governance for interRAI from a clinical, operational, and consumer perspective. Consumer representation ensures that stakeholders and shareholders are connected.

The Principles influencing good governance of interRAI are identified as:

  • Active consumer involvement and influence 
  • Effectiveness and efficiency, enhancing the value of investment 
  • Integration and alignment with health sector business and IT systems 
  • District Health Board (DHB), provider and sector coordination and leadership 
  • Fitting with long-term outcomes for interRAI 
  • Ability to address the needs of all involved communities of interest 
  • Clear accountability for management and outcomes.

The Governance Board works collaboratively with the Ministry of Health, TAS (interRAI New Zealand service provider) and key stakeholders such as District Health Boards, Aged Residential Care Providers and consumer groups. The Board provides oversight of the delivery of a well-coordinated interRAI NZ programme to ensure improvements for older people across New Zealand.


 

Governance Board members

The Governance Board is a governance group with the authority to give direction and provide strategic governance for interRAI from a clinical, operational, and consumer perspective.

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Board key documents

Terms of reference, meeting minutes, governance framework, position statements

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