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National Services Service Specifications and Service Improvement Programmes

Current service specifications and national service improvement programmes for National Services

Service Specifications

National Services are services that it is determined should be nationally planned and/or funding centrally by the Ministry of Health.  National Services have been designated as such in three tranches. 

A historical tranche of services were established and funded centrally prior to the endorsement of the National Services programme in 2010. These include the following services, links to the service specifications are also below where available.

Services endorsed in 2011 and implemented in 2012 include the following.

Services endorsed in 2012 and implemented in 2014 include the following.

National Service Improvement Programmes

National Service Improvement Programmes are for services that require action from the centre to lift DHB performance, but where the additional step of Ministry purchasing is not required. The focus is on centrally co-ordinated performance improvement activities.  The following National Service Improvement Programmes are in place.

Spinal Cord Impairment 

ACC is the lead agency for implementation of the Spinal Cord Action Plan, supported by the Ministry of Health.

Spinal Cord Impairment Action Plan 2014-2019 - Ministry of Health website

Major Trauma  

ACC is the lead agency for the Major Trauma National Clinical Network, supported by the Ministry of Health.

Further information about the Major Trauma work programme -  Major Trauma Clinical Network website

Complex Epilepsy

Technical Advisory Group Complex Epilepsy National Service Improvement Project - Terms of Reference (docx, 428.87)