Professional Development & Recognition Programme (PDRP)

The CDHB PDRP team is based at Manawa

The CDHB Professional Development & Recognition Programme (PDRP) office is now located in Manawa, Level 5, 276 Antigua Street, Christchurch – the Health Education and Research Facility.

If you are wanting to submit your portfolio, please use the PDRP Drop off box located on the 5th floor, to the right of the lifts. You do not need to drop your portfolio to us personally, we will acknowledge receipt of all portfolios by email.   

If you have an appointment or if you need to meet with any of Nursing Workforce Development Team, please use the sign-in IPad at reception on Level 5.

The PDRP Administrators can be contacted on 03 364 4506  extension 85502 or 85506 or via email: All other PDRP staff will be available by mobile phones.

This website contains all documents and information on the processes for nurses applying for the Professional Development and Recognition Programmes at the above organisations. 

Te Kāhui Kōkiri Mātanga PDRP is utilised by the South Island wide District Health Board (DHB) Regions and their Partnering Organisations. Nurse Coordinators from the Nelson Marlborough, Southern, South Canterybury, West Coast and Canterbury DHB's can answer questions specific to their region. Please contact your local DHB PDRP team. 

For the most recent information on the programme follow the links on the left to learn about how the PDRP works, it's benefits and how to apply.​​

PDRP Update 28/05/2022

We are continuing to accept hard copy PDRP submissions until further notice.  Please email PDRP if you have any concerns,

ePortfolio update 2022:

PDRP info to nurses CDHB June 2022.pdf



The Regional PDRP is made up of
the following New Zealand

  • Access

  • Canterbury District Health Board

  • Christchurch Eye Surgery


    Department of Corrections

    Elmswood Retirement Village

    Forte Health

    HealthCare NZ

    Intus Digestive and Colorectal Care

    Kaupapa Maori and Pacific NGO

    Laura Fergusson Trust

    Nelson Marlborough District Health 

    Nurse Maude

    Oxford Women's Health

    Pegasus Health


    Rannerdale Veterans Care

    South Canterbury District Health 

    Southern District Health Board

    St George's Hospital

    Ultimate Care Group

    Waipuna Hospice

    West Coast District Health Board

Page last reviewed: 18 July 2022