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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Health Research Strategy

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Health Research Council on its consutation on New Zealand's first Health Research Strategy.

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Draft Regulations for Plain Packaging of Tobacco Products

The New Zealand Nurses Organisations made a submission to the Ministry of Health on their consultation on draft regulations for standardised tobacco products and packaging. 

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Children, Young Persons, and their Families (Advocacy, Workforce and Age settings) Amendment Bill

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Social  Services Select Committee on the  CYPF (Advocacy, Workforce and Age settings) Amendment Bill. NZNO also made an oral submission to the Committee.  

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Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Amendment Bill

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Select Committee on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Amendment Bill.

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Health Research Strategy Consultation

Submission to the HEALTH RESEARCH COUNCIL

Health Research Strategy Consultation
Date: 18 July 2016

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Proposal for sole subsidised supply of progestogen-only long-acting intra-uterine system (LIUS) (Mirena)

The New Zealand Nurses organisation made a submission opposing PHARMAC's proposal for sole subsidised supply of Mirenas, a hormonal IUD. NZNO opposed the proposal because it continues to restrict access to subsidised mirenas for both long- acting reversible contraception and heavy bleeding. NZNO recommends wider access  

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The Use of Cryopreserved Ovarian Tissue to Restore Ovarian Function: Proposed advice to the Minister of Health

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission in support of the Advisory Committee on Assisted Reproductive Technology (ACART) proposed advice to the Minister that the use of cryogenically preserved ovarian tissue to restore ovarian function should be treated as an established procedure, without the need for case by case ethical review. 

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Dietitians Scope of Practice – consultation 2

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Dieticians Board Registrar on Dietitians Scope of Practice – consultation 2.

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