The System Level Measures Framework was introduced by the Ministry of Health in 2016/17 and encourages a system-wide approach to improving health outcomes. It presents a core set of national
outcomes for the health sector to strive towards with the opportunity to identify a set of local quality improvement activities, aligned with each of the national outcomes.
The activities described within this plan form the basis of the workplan for the West Coast Alliance. Outcomes are discussed and monitored by the Alliance Support Group and the Alliance Leadership Team considers any resulting recommendations. The West Coast Alliance’s workstreams operate on
a locality basis (Northern, Central and Southern) with the exception of “Healthy West Coast” which has a population health focus. There is also a transalpine Oral Health Service Development Group
whose workplan influences outcomes on the West Coast. This group is overseen jointly by the West Coast Alliance Leadership Team and the Alliance Leadership Team of the Canterbury Clinical Network.