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Podcast archive

Collection of podcasts created by New Zealand Doctor along with links to other podcasts of interest to our readers

System Fix: Episode 14 - On holding true, the guys from TU

New Zealand Doctor Rata Aotearoa editor Barbara Fountain talks to Stephen McKernan, director of the Health and Disability Review Transition Unit, and his deputy, Martin Hefford, about function trumping form, a crucial health plan, central agencies vs local services, communities and localities, private providers, workforce, leadership and, ultimately, selling the plan for health sector reform and convincing people to stay the course...
 

System Fix: Episode 13 - It doesn't happen by magic

New Zealand Doctor Rata Aotearoa editor Barbara Fountain talks to David Meates, former chief executive of Canterbury DHB and now roving health reform consultant, about how change happens in health systems…and more

Primary Thinking - Talking with Andrew Little

Martin Johnston catches up with Andrew Littlle in his office on the afternoon of his presentation to the RNZCGP Conference for General Practice on 6 August 2021

System Fix: Episode 12 - Where are we?

It’s just over 400 days since the report of the Health and Disability System Review Panel, aka the Simpson Report, was released. New Zealand Doctor Rata Aotearoa editor Barbara Fountain and regular System Fix panelists Gabrielle Baker and Tim Tenbensel catch up on the latest developments in the roll out of reforms to the New Zealand health system

System Fix: Episode 11 - Talking with Kim Gosman

New Zealand Doctor Rata Aotearoa editor Barbara Fountain talks with rural health champion Kim Gosman about health reform and what it might mean for rural and Māori health

System Fix: Episode 10 - Rural sojourn

New Zealand Doctor Rata Aotearoa editor Barbara Fountain caught up with folk in the rural health sector at the National Rural Health Conference to find out what they're thinking about the health reforms, in particular rural localities. Health and Disability System Transition Unit deputy director Martin Hefford provides some insights on the proposed changes

 

System Fix: Episode 9 - The Budget, go figure

Regular panelists, independent health researcher Gabrielle Baker and University of Auckland health policy researcher Tim Tenbensel, join New Zealand Doctor Rata Aotearoa editor Barbara Fountain to take on the challenge of interpreting what this year’s Budget might mean for health and more specifically the health reforms, and catch up on progress with the reforms rollout

System Fix: Episode 8 - The big reveal

Health minister Andrew Little revealed his plans for the health system on 21 April with a restructuring which went well beyond that recommended in the Health and Disability System Review. Barbara Fountain and regular panelists Gabrielle Baker and Tim Tenbensel digest the news

System Fix: Episode 7 - Pondering DHBs and Health NZ

Her Easter plans having changed unexpectedly and with an announcement on the new health sector structures expected before the end of the month, New Zealand Doctor Rata Aotearoa editor Barbara Fountain, spent a rainy day at home hunting out the audio from last year's Popcorn Panel discussing super-sized DHBs and the proposed Health NZ. Joining her from the archival audio footage are health policy researcher Tim Tenbensel, health sector commentator Ian Powell and ProCare medical director and former DHB man Allan Moffitt. It's not your usual panel discussion.

System Fix: Episode 6 - On professional capture of change...and more

Barbara Fountain recaps the latest on the reforms taking place in the health system, and chats to Christchurch GP Vanessa Weenink and Auckland medical oncologist George Laking (Te Whakatōhea) – both with leadership roles in the sector – about the tricky issue of professional capture of systems and change; how veteran medical professionals could benefit from the education their younger colleagues are receiving, and the power shifts needed to help make reforms work.