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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Standards New Zealand Single Use Gloves

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to Standards New Zealand on their consultation on the specifications for single use medical examination and surgical gloves.

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Southern DHB - Offshore recruitment

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation wrote to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment in response to Southern District Health Board's (SDHB) application for renewal of their accredited employer (AE) status. SDHB wishes to retain its employer accreditation because of "the current need to recruit offshore for talented staff, to anticipate future need to recruit offshore for talented staff and to enable fast track offshore recruitment of talent should the need arise. Among the positions it intends to fill are clinical, allied health or management employees." NZNO does not support offshore recruitment of nurses at this time. 

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Capital Coast DHB - offshore recruitment of nurses

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation responded to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment's request in response to Capital Coast District Health Board's (CCDHB) application for renewal of their accredited employer (AE) status. CCDHB has stated its wish to retain AE accreditation "because of the current need to recruit offshore for talented staff. Among the positions it intends to fill are nursing, midwifery, registered medical officers, senior medical officers, specialist clinical roles and specialist education/training roles."

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