There is an overall focus on equity through the plan for general practice. You will see the same amount of money is available and the majority of indicators are your ‘old favourites’ but points are weighted heavily towards the amount of work that you can do to support your high needs patients.
On this page you can download the goals at a glance sheet, or link to our other goal-specific resource pages.
Please note, the 2022-2023 plan is a 'roll' of the 2021-2022 plan, based on feedback from practices indicating stability rather than change was preferred in the current working environment.
Over the years you have asked for a number of things in the quality plan.
“In Aotearoa, people have differences in health that are not only avoidable but unfair and unjust. Equity recognises different people with different levels of advantage require different approaches and resources to get equitable health outcomes.”
- Dr Ashley Bloomfield, Ministry of Health
You will notice the quality plan points are weighted heavily to your high needs population. This acknowledges the amount of work required, but also the current inequity in health outcomes within the New Zealand population.
There is also a new equity project that can be individualised to your practice. We have given you some guidelines, but it is up to you as to what you do.
We also acknowledge that through other general practice programmes such as Cornerstone and Te Manawanui you are focussing on equity activites, and many of these existing activities will meet the requirements of the quality plan.
There is the same amount of funding through the plan as previous years. This includes a proportion of funding provided to practices upfront to acknowledge the work needed to achieve the goals.
The same way of calculating the points with stepped payments is used, with partial payments if you don’t quite meet the goal.
Your practice development facilitator can discuss quality plan funding in more detail and provide you with an estimation of total funding for your practice broken down to each indicator.
You can download a 'goals at a glance' sheet below - please note it will be labelled 2021-2022 but as there are no changes in the 2022-2023 year it is still the one to use. You can also access other goal-specific resources below.
Michelle Bayley, Clinical Governance Programme Manager
027 590 1241