Workstreams guide and influence the transformation of specific focus areas in the Canterbury health system.
Providing clinical leadership to a target population and/or area of work, Workstreams aim to balance the demand for patient care and the need for sustainable health services. Their purpose includes reviewing current service activities to identify areas needing increased efficiencies or improved service levels. A Workstream's recommendations guide the decision making of the Alliance Leadership Team.
The membership of a workstream 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.
While they have no specific funding accountability, Workstreams may oversee project work and may propose/recommend the development of Service Level Alliances.