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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Reclassification of influenza vaccine

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Ministry of Health on a proposal to the Medicines Classification Committee to reclassify influenza vaccine.

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Misuse of Drugs (Medicinal Cannabis) Amendment Bill

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Health Select Committee supporting the Misuse of Drugs (Medicinal Cannabisl) Amendment Bill.

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Proposed Donation and Surrogacy Guidelines: Stage 2 consultation

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa (NZNO) welcomes the opportunity to provide feedback on the above Proposed Donation and Surrogacy Guidelines: Stage 2 consultation.

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United Nations Human Rights Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights- Aotearoa New Zealand

Te Rūnanga o Aotearoa, NZNO contributed to the Aotearoa New Zealand collective shadow report on the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) to the United Nations Human Rights Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.  This report highlighted current issues of pay parity for Māori nurses and Māori health workforce retention and recruitment issues. 

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Families Commission Act Repeal Bill

The New Zealand Nurses organisation made a submission to the Social Services and Community Committee on the Families Commission Act Repeal Bill.  

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End of Life Choice Bill

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) welcomes the opportunity to comment to the Justice Committee on the End of Life Choice Bill.  NZNO has consulted its members and staff in the preparation of this submission, in particular members of Womens Health, Neonatal Nurses College, Te Rūnanga o Aotearoa and professional nursing and policy advisers.

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PHARMAC - Various proposals

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation provided feedback to PHARMAC on various proposals regarding access to Montelukast tablets; single use instruments and VTE Prevention Products; Sustagen Hospital Formula list price increase; and listing orthopaedic implants and associated products.

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MSC Examination Policy & Guidelines - online exam for overseas practitioners.

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation provided further feedback on the Medical Sciences Council's consultation document : Examination Policy and Guidelines - a plan to introudce an online examination for the registration of overseas-trained practitioners, including anaesthetic technicians. 

Fruther feedback was provided on the proposed expansion of the AT scope of practice.

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Births, Deaths, Marriages, Relationships Registration bill

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Government and Administration Committee on the Births, Death, Marriages and Relationships Bill

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