Health services planning


Wānanga hauora 2021: summary report

As part of the ongoing commitment to Whakamaua: Māori Health Action Plan 2020-2025, Manatū Hauora held five Wānanga Hauora for District Health Boards (DHBs). This report provides a high-level summary of the topics and key themes from conversations captured from the wānanga.

Our ageing population: how ageing affects health and care need in England

England’s population is ageing. In the next 25 years, the number of people older than 85 will double to 2.6 million. Does the ageing population mean an inevitable rise in demand and the costs of care? As this report explores, the reality is more subtle...

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health plan 2021–2031

This strategy document sets out the new national policy to improve health and wellbeing outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people over the next 10 years.

National preventive health strategy 2021-2030

This release of this strategy document presents an opportunity for Australia to build a sustainable prevention system for the future – building on previous success and momentum, addressing the increasing burden of disease, reducing health inequity and increasing preparedness for emerging health threats.
Policy report

Unfinished business: practical policies for better care at home

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety heard distressing stories about the problems with aged care, and made sweeping reform recommendations. This report shows how that money would improve the lives of older people who need support at home.

The new frontier - delivering better health for all Australians

This report examines the opportunities to deliver better health care for Australians through our regulatory and health technology assessment process for both medicines and technologies.

Modern slavery in the health services sector

This guide is the third in a suite of sector-specific guides prepared as part of a joint collaboration between the Australian Human Rights Commission and KPMG Australia. This resource is a guide to help the health services industry respond effectively to the Modern Slavery Act 2018 ...
Briefing paper

Evolving regulation and oversight in a systems world

This briefing outlines the key implications for trusts of changes to the UK's National Health Service regulatory framework, in the context of accelerating system working and legislative change.
Journal article

NSW Health COVID-19 Emergency Response Priority Research program: a case study of rapid translation of research into health decision making

The NSW Health COVID-19 Research Program was established in April 2020 to contribute to minimising the health, social and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in New South Wales (NSW). This paper describes the establishment and implementation of one element of the program, which is...

Mental health deep dive: summary report

This report briefly defines key terms and context around mental health and young people in Australia, and then summarises the 'Building Back Better – Mental Health Deep Dive' project findings, with a focus on the final stage of the project – roundtables and discussions with...

Mental health deep dive: community consultation and final report

The Mental Health Deep Dive was a collaborative research project involving Centre for Social Impact team members. This report summarises the first two reports (project stages 1-3) and details the findings from the final stages of the project (stages 4-5) – roundtables and discussions with...

The NHS long term plan and COVID-19

The NHS Long Term Plan remains the blueprint for the NHS’s evolution in the United Kingdom, but the pandemic has dealt a huge blow to both the NHS and social care. In this report, the authors provide a narrative of what was achieved before the...
Working paper

Empowering the health workforce to make the most of the digital revolution

Digital technologies offer unique opportunities to strengthen health systems. This paper discusses how to engage and empower the health workforce to make the most of the digital revolution.

Breaking the Silence

This summary report presents the key findings of a state-wide survey completed by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, living in Western Australia and identifying as LGBTIQ+.

Australian Medical Association's vision for Australia's health

This strategy document represents a clear blueprint for all governments and players in Australia's health system, and is built around five pillars of detailed policy reform.
Discussion paper

The state of play in human service mapping services accessed by people with a disability

This paper was commissioned to better understand how service mapping can support decision-making related to human services but focussed on services accessed by people with disability.

Expert commentary: what is the state of the art in person-centred care?

This expert commentary has been commissioned to contribute to a series of consultation and discussion papers on its future vision for the Australian healthcare system. The commentary team has been engaged to offer independent expertise and experience to prepare this plain English commentary.

Applying complex adaptive system thinking to Australian health care: expert commentary

This expert commentary has been commissioned to contribute to a series of consultation and discussion papers on its future vision for the Australian healthcare system. The report, addressed each question from the perspective of two broad approaches found in the literature; 1) ‘systems thinking approaches’...

Research report: market design and evolution for better outcomes

This report summarises research conducted into mergers of disability services providers during the period since 2014. It forms part of The Market Designs and Evolutions for Better Outcomes Research Program. Key findings The introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and the quasi-market model...

Disability services market report 2018: the business confidence and financial sustainability of the disability service sector

This report summarises data from the 2017 Disability Markets Survey, the fifth in a longitudinal series of studies undertaken by National Disability Services to monitor change in the supply of disability services, business conditions and the operations of disability services providers in Australia.