In accordance with its Strategic Plan, the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) actively works towards improved health outcomes for all peoples of Aotearoa New Zealand. One of the ways we do this is by making submissions on health- and social policy-related issues.

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PHARMAC: Proposal to List Orthopaedic products

The New Zealand Organisation made a submission to PHARMAC  on its consutation on a proposal to list Orthopaedic Products on the Pharmaceutical Schedule in Part III of Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule.

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Jadelle Contraceptive Implant Proposal

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to PHARMAC on the Jadelle Contraceptive Implant Proposal.

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National Framework for PDRP

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Nursing Executives of New Zealand on the National Framework and Evidential Requirements for New Zealand Nursing Professional Development and Recognition Programmes.

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Appplication to fund Mirena for contraception

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made an application to PHARMAC to fund the hormonal intrauterine device (IUD) Mirena® for contraception.The Mirena is a type of long-acting, reversible contraception (LARC) using levonorgesterel, a progestin birth control hormone, and has addtional benefits in the treatment and prevention of heavy menstural bleeding and reducing the risk of endometrial cancer. Access to funded Mirena is currently highly restricted. NZNO suggests that funding Mirena for contraception would deliver substantial social, economic, and health benefits; ensure women had access to modern therapies; and would significantly reduce health disparities.

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