Primary care funding

Funding issues in primary care are multifaceted, ranging from capitation formula, to co-payments, to incentive frameworks, to VLCA and GMS.

NZMA advocacy is likewise multifaceted and can involve anything from policy discussions to contracting issues. Changing business models and the integration agenda are also involved.

At a policy level, the NZMA will pursue improved targeting of primary care funding, based on the principles of proportionate universalism.

Proportionate universalism describes a service that that is delivered to all, because of evidence that all will benefit, but provides additional assistance to those who need and will benefit from more.