Te Tauraki was in Rotorua recently for the national IMPB conference where the Minister of Health, Hon Dr Shane Reti delivered his second speech in his role as Minister. His focus was firmly around the future of IMPBs and touched on ‘Community Health Plans’, strategic commissioning, and his expectations for health outcomes. He also mentioned Localities not progressing but did not provide any further plan or guidance on this. Te Tauraki will be asking the Minister’s Office for more clarity. You can read his full speech here: