The commissioning workstream is looking at how commissioning will operate under the new health system. This includes how services will be planned, designed, monitored and reviewed, and how commissioning will help improve health equity and uphold the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Progress so far

The team has been engaging with stakeholders across the health system, including consumers and non-governmental organisations, to better understand the challenges of the current commissioning process. They have also held an initial series of workshops looking at how Te Whatu Ora and Te Aka Whai Ora will work together on commissioning.

Who is leading this work

An external advisory group will oversee the development of the commissioning operating model.

Group members:

David Moore (Independent Chair), Managing Director of Sapere Research Group

Hayden Wano, Chair of the Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission and Chief Executive of Tui Ora

Dr Janice Wilson, Chief Executive, Health Quality Safety Commission

Dr Peter Crampton, Professor of Public Health, Kōhatu, Centre for Hauora Māori, University of Otago

Todd Krieble, Deputy Chief Executive, New Zealand Institute of Economic Research

Andrew Barclay, Managing Director and Chief Executive, Goldman Sachs, New Zealand

Download: Terms of Reference - ,

Download the Terms of Reference for this workstream here.


A draft commissioning operating model will be presented to the Te Whatu Ora Design Council by the end of September.

Further information on the implementation process will be released over the coming weeks.

Who to contact

To find out more, please contact helene.carbonatto@health.govt.nz.