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More transparency around health funding formula crucial to determine if South is underfunded

Wednesday, 29 July 2015 8:39am

An independent review of the population-based health funding formula is necessary to determine if there is systematic constraining of the Southern District Health Board, says health systems authority Professor Robin Gauld

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Elected members of district health boards should be free to represent public

Tuesday, 28 July 2015 8:46am

Responding to leaked documents obtained by the Labour party, Professor Robin Gauld of the Centre for Health Systems has highlighted the contradiction in the role of elected representatives on district health boards: they are elected by the public, but are legally accountable to the Minister of Health, not to the people who elect them.

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Secretive funding formula could contribute up to a third of board's deficit

Tuesday, 23 June 2015 4:02pm

A commissioner has been appointed to oversee the Southern District Health Board's financial position, but part of the board's deficit could arise out of discrepancies in the way funding is distributed between district health boards.

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Revolving door of health professionals could cost health system

Wednesday, 17 June 2015 3:57pm

In a public lecture, Professor Robin Gauld of the Centre for Health Systems questions the cost and vulnerability of New Zealand's reliance on foreign-trained health professionals

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Otago healthcare systems expert awarded UK visiting professorship

Friday, 27 June 2014 11:28am

Robin Gauld, Professor of Health Policy and director of the Centre for Health Systems at the University of Otago, has been named the 2014 NZ-UK Link Foundation Visiting Professor.

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BMJ urged to widen its approach to transparency

Wednesday, 4 June 2014 5:00pm

A group of University of Otago health policy researchers, based in Dunedin and Christchurch, has called on the leading medical journal BMJ to be much more even handed in scrutinising the transparency of what it publishes.

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Healthcare system not 'what most NZers want today'

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 4:19pm

The private healthcare system relies on the public system when things go wrong, and should be more transparent about its fees, Prof Robin Gauld said in a lecture in Dunedin last night.