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Commissioning Framework for Mental Health and Addiction

The Ministry of Health is currently consulting on their commissioning framework for mental health and addiction.

The framework provides guidance and direction for those who are responsible for commissioning care to improve outcomes for mental health and addiction.

The framework covers commissioning for the full range of publicly funded care, including health promotion, primary, specialist, district health board and non-governmental organisation care.

The framework:

  • identifies the parts of the current system that need to be more flexible and which parts need to be tightened;

  • addresses the three components of the Triple Aim;

  • demonstrates the need to continually revise and adapt approaches to ensure responsiveness to changing population need.

The draft framework is available here:

There are also opportunities to attend face to face meetings to gain further information and provide feedback:

15th October

9am – 12pm



16th October

9am – 12pm


Riccarton Park, Phar Lap room, 165 Racecourse Rd, Broomfield, Christchurch

21st October

9am – 12pm


Ministry of Health, G.01 room, Freyberg Building, 20 Aitken St, Thorndon, Wellington

29th October

9am – 12pm


Ministry of Health, Rangitoto room,  Level 3, Unisys Building, 650 Great South Rd, Penrose, Auckland

Feedback Due: Please send your feedback to Leanne Manson at  (phone 0800283848) by October 23rd 2015

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