A number of initiatives have been announced to relieve health workforce pressures in the short-term by speeding up the supply and retention of our vital healthcare workforce. The initiatives were recommendations from our Workforce Taskforce.

Internationally qualified health professionals

Supporting registration for internationally qualified health professionals.
  • Overseas doctors

    Two new initiatives are targeted at qualified overseas doctors allowing them to apply for roles in NZ that will lead to full registration as a doctor.
  • Overseas nurses

    Internationally Qualified Nurses who need to complete a Competence Assessment Programme to work in NZ can apply for funding to reduce the costs.

Health professionals based in New Zealand

Supporting registration for health professionals currently based in New Zealand.