New Zealanders go to the polls on Saturday 17 October.

Ahead of the election, New Zealand Fellows, Trainees and SIMGs have identified some key concerns that they would like the next government to address. These include a single electronic health record, more collaboration among District Health Boards, separation of health service delivery and health policy responsibilities, the adequacy and stability of New Zealand’s health infrastructure and meeting the challenge of pandemics.

RACS has written to a range of political parties asking how they would address each of these issues. The responses have been compiled into a document, which we are encouraging all New Zealand-based Fellows, Trainees and SIMGs to read and consider before they vote.