Canterbury Clinical Network (CCN) is New Zealand’s largest district alliance with 12 Alliance Partners working together to improve the health and wellbeing of more than 550,000 people from Kaikōura to Ashburton.

Established in 2010, CCN brings people together from across the health system to design and improve health services which ensure our people get the services they need as close to their homes as possible.

This service transformation is led by people who live and breathe health – your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, allied health professionals (for example: dental, optometry, physiotherapy) and health managers – alongside the people who use health services every day, our consumers.

our aim:

  • understanding what our population needs by using data and listening to what health providers and our community tell us;
  • planning health services to make the best use of our resources (people, funding and equipment);
  • creating models which focus on providing the best services possible within our means.


We recognise Te Tiriti o Waitangi as the foundation that guides our approach. As such the principles – partnership, protection and participation – are embedded into our strategic focus which guides the work we do every day.