This document serves as the response to the Ombudsperson’s recommendation 35 of Misfire: The 2012 Ministry of Health Employment Terminations and Related Matters: By December 31, 2017, to the extent that such gaps are found to exist as a result of the review under the preceding recommendation, the Ministry of Health publicly release a plan, with a reasonable timeline and objectives and deliverables, to address the gaps. 

It provides a plan, with timelines and milestones, to address each gap It goes further and takes the opportunity to set a new approach for strengthening the culture and infrastructure for research use and knowledge management Ministry-wide.

And, it signals the Ministry’s commitment to work with the research community, including the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, as well as other stakeholders, to co-develop solutions for the health system’s toughest challenges.

Further information on the Ministry’s response to the Ombudsperson’s preceding Recommendation 34 is included in Appendix 1 

putting our-minds together – research and knowledge management strategy