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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Guidance for Follow up Care of Lung Cancer Patients

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation and the Cancer Nurses College, NZNO gave feedback to the National Lung Cancer Working Group on the draft National Guidance - follow up and supportive care of lung cancer patients after curative intent therapy

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PHARMAC Proposal to widen access to ciprofloxacin drops

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to PHARMAC supporting the proposal to widen access to ciprofloxacin eyedrops  for the second line treatment of chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM),  

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Diabetes Management Products Consultation

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) welcomes the opportunity to comment on
PHARMAC’s proposal to enter into a new sole supply arrangement with Pharmaco (NZ) Limited for an expanded range of CareSens self-monitoring diagnostic test meters and associated test strips.

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Heath and Disability Services Standards Review

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation completed the Ministry of Health's survey as part of the Health and Disability Service Standards Review.   

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PHARMAC Change of access to funded nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) and emergency contraceptive pill (ECP) proposal

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to PHARMAC  on their proposal to change access to funded NRT and ECP. 

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Proposed Integrated Family Health Centre in Buller

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation wrote a letter of support for the Buller/Kawatiri community's oral submission to the Health Select Committee, opposing the current proposal for the Westport Integrated Family Health Centre (IFHC).

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Essential Skills in Demand Review

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to Immigration New Zealand on the Review of the Essential Skills in Demand lists. 

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Sugary Drink Tax for New Zealand

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Policy Brief: A Sugary Drink Tax for New Zealand, produced by the New Zealand Beverage Guidance Panel. This submission is informed by consultation with members of the NZNO.

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ICN Draft Position Statement: Safe Staffing Levels

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the International Council of Nurses (ICN) on the Draft  Position Statement: Safe Staffing Levels 

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