The Nationwide Service Framework (NSF) is a knowledge base of standard documentation, business rules and guidelines used to enable planning, commissioning, delivery and analysis of publicly funded health services.

The NSF content will develop to meet the needs of the reformed system.  It currently includes common documentation to enable effective planning, commissioning,  service delivery and performance analysis.

  • nationwide service specifications
  • the Purchase Unit Data Dictionary with its related financial information
  • the Common Counting Standards and the Common Costing Standards and Common Costing Guidelines, that rely on alignment with the consistent use of clinical coding, Diagnostic Related Groups and cost weights.

Archived content

Manatū Hauora Nationwide Service Framework Library website will be decommissioned from 1 July 2023. That archived content will be available from the National Library online service.


Contracting Support

For further information covering establishment of new agreements or variations created by Sector Operations on behalf of Health New Zealand | Te Whatu Ora please see the following agreement management page.

Agreement management – Health New Zealand | Te Whatu Ora