Launch of NZ’s Health Research Strategy

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith launched the New Zealand Health Research Strategy 2017–2027 on 22 June last week at the Clinical Trials Unit at Wellington Hospital.

According to the HRC's Director of Strategy and Policy Dr Tania Pocock New Zealand’s first health research strategy aims to help nurture and grow a strong health research workforce that can provide solutions to New Zealand’s unique health challenges, says 

The Ministry of Health, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), and HRC will lead the implementation of the strategy, with advice from an advisory group made up of experts from across the health system.

The health research strategy was developed following extensive consultation with more than 500 people at regional consultation meetings and targeted focus groups. This, coupled with the 166 written submissions received, has had a major influence on the final strategy.

The new strategy sets out four strategic priorities for health research.  Strategic Priority 2 refers to the need to strength health services research. 


Download a copy of the New Zealand Health Research Strategy from the Ministry of Health's website.