Service Level Alliances (SLA) lead the redesign, prioritisation and implementation of health and social services in Canterbury.
Providing clinical leadership to specific service areas, SLAs build on the guidance of Workstreams in order to identify, recommend and implement transformational change to the way health and social services are delivered. This includes recommending how services should be delivered and funded, monitoring and reporting on both budget performance and service performance, as well as overseeing the implementation of service redesign or improvement. Ultimately, the Alliance Leadership Team reviews and approves SLA recommendations.
The membership of an SLA will include urban and rural professionals who participate (e.g. referrers or providers) in the relevant services, those who work in key related services, management from relevant health organisations and others who bring important perspective such as consumer, Māori, Pacific, migrant and rural voices.