The Canterbury tales: lessons on how accountable care systems should work

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Our report, Developing accountable care systems: lessons from Canterbury, New Zealand, found that there’s a lot that the NHS can learn from the Canterbury region on how accountable care should work – and how it should not.

In this live online event we heard directly from the people leading Canterbury’s health system on the key interventions that have contributed to their success so far, including:

  • the development of a shared electronic care record
  • the HealthPathways programme: a model that brings together GPs and hospital specialists to agree management and referral pathways for particular conditions
  • using technology to improve hospital capacity planning
  • how they engaged with all stakeholders: patients, the community, clinicians and wider partners to design and deliver the right system transformation.

Available to watch on demand



David Meates

Chief Executive Officer, Canterbury District Health Board, New Zealand


Vince Barry

Chief Executive Officer, Pegasus Health, New Zealand


Anna Charles

Senior Policy Adviser to the CEO, The King's Fund


Colin Henderson

Executive Vice President EMEA, Orion Health

Event partners

We ran this event in partnership with Orion Health. If you'd like to run a live online event with us please email Chloe Smithers or give him a call on 020 7307 2482.