Health research is the single most important way in which we improve our healthcare – by identifying the best means to prevent, diagnose and treat conditions. So, we need to bolster delivery of innovative research across all phases, all conditions and right across New Zealand, as we work to build a better, more effective, health and disability system. In response to the apparent marginalisation of New Zealand’s health research sector as a significant component of the wider health system, NZHR presents this paper as an unsolicited submission to the Health and Disability System Review Transition Unit, with a set of recommendations which draw from the government’s own Health Research Strategy, the Productivity Commission’s Frontier Firms report, and NZHR’s 2020 briefing to incoming Ministers of Research, Science and Innovation and Health.

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