Kia ora koutou, Happy New Year.
The System Transformation team was working right up till the last day before Christmas. So in the last week we got to meet with our new Minister, Minister Genter who is the Associate Minister of Health with responsibility for Disability Support Services. We had the last workshop for the year with the Education interface with the new disability support system and then we all went and had a really lovely, relaxing break. I hope that all of you did too because this year is going to be a really big year.
So at the end of last year we got up information for virtual testing on almost all of the prototype elements and we are starting to get lots of feedback from people, particularly as they start back for the new year. We are expecting to get another round of information up for virtual testing before the end of January. That will be focussing on the interfaces with other government agencies and some of the information on safeguarding and network building. We will also be starting to have more workshops on continuing to talk about funding and we have also got an evaluation working group under way.
The main focus for us though, is going to be working with Ministers Sepuloni and Genter on the Cabinet paper that we had talked about going in February but now is likely to be going to Cabinet for decision in March.
Thank you to everyone who has fed back so far and please keep sending us information on virtual testing. If you are still interested in being involved in virtual testing please email us to STfeedback@moh.govt.nz.