Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health is responsible for ensuring the health and disability system works for New Zealanders. It is the Government's primary advisor on health policy and disability support services and is responsible for: - policy advice on improving health outcomes, reducing inequalities, and increasing participation - acting as the Minister’s agent - monitoring the performance of District Health Boards, and other health sector Crown entities - implementing, administering and enforcing relevant legislation and regulations - providing health information and processing payments - facilitating collaboration and coordination within and across sectors - nationwide planning and maintenance of service frameworks - planning and funding public health, disability support services and other service areas that are retained centrally.