Flexible Funding Pool Service Level Alliance


The Flexible Funding Pool Service Level Alliance (SLA) was established in November 2010 to recommend how to best allocate the Flexible Funding Pool to systematise service provision across the district and to ensure access and service equity to the population within the funding available. The Flexible Funding Pool (FFP) includes PHO funding - Health Promotion, Service to Improve Access, Care Plus and limited related parts of Management Services funding.

The SLA recommends the prioritisation and development of coordinated and integrated primary health (healthcare and social) services and oversees the implementation, monitoring, evaluation and cessation of services. This includes ensuring FFP is applied in a way that optimises service delivery and aligns with the needs of the population and Canterbury's health system.

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The journey to Canterbury's collective stop smoking service

The journey to Canterbury's collective stop smoking service

Te Hā – Waitaha is a new free stop smoking service which is available to all people who smoke in Canterbury.

The service is overseen by the Canterbury Clinical Network and is a collaboration between the Canterbury District Health Board, He Waka Tapu, Etu Pasifika, Te Puawaitanga ki Otautahi Trust, Purapura Whetu and Rural Canterbury Primary Health Organisation.   

Click here to watch the video showing the journey towards developing a collaborative alliance-based smoking cessation service in Canterbury.



Stop Smoking


Linda Wensley

P: (03) 364 4155

M: 027 5126 168

E:  linda.wensley@cdhb.health.nz