Developing the Health Workforce for an Uncertain Future, Dr. Des Gorman

Date(s) - 05/01/2017
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Rosenfeld Conference Room (Room 306) – Sheps Center



We invite you to a special seminar with a guest speaker from New Zealand.  Dr. Des Gorman, Executive Chairman for Health Workforce New Zealand, will speak on ‘Developing the Health Workforce for an Uncertain Future’ on Monday, May 1st, 11:30 am-1:00 pm in the Rosenfeld Conference Room at the Sheps Center at UNC (announcement here:

The only truism of health care workforce planning is that it often turns out to be wrong. A new approach in New Zealand attempts to avoid the pitfalls of traditional methods by using “health care intelligence” to adapt to uncertainty in the health care system. As health care systems throughout the world respond to pressure to achieve the triple (now quadruple) aim, New Zealand’s experience offers a model to rethink workforce planning and meet population health needs.

Des Gorman, MD, PhD is the Executive Chair for Health Workforce New Zealand, which has overall responsibility for planning and developing of the nation’s health workforce.  He is also Associate Dean & Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.  Professor Gorman is an expert in health system design, health workforce planning and development, and, from a clinical perspective, brain injury, diving medicine, occupational medicine, and toxicology. He has served in both the Royal Australian Navy, where he trained as both a submariner and as a diver, and the Royal New Zealand Navy.

Please invite interested colleagues.  Parking is free and available.


Julie Spero

Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
725 MLK Jr. Blvd, CB # 7590
phone: (919) 966-9985