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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Doctors and Financial Conflicts of Interest

15 December 2011

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Medical Council of New Zealand on proposed standards relating to doctors and financial conflicts of interest.

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National Health Committee Referrals programme

9 December 2011

The New Zealand nurses Organisation made a submission to the National Halth Comittee on  programmes referred to NHC for the work programme.

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Draft Review of Standing Orders Regulation

25 November 2011

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Ministry of Health on the Draft Review of Standing Orders Regulation.
 

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Consultation on regulations for the AMA guidelines

November 2011

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Department of labour on proposed regulatory changes to the Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Compensation (Lump Sum and Independence Allowance) Regulations 2002, to replace the American Medical Association Guidelines to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment (AMA4 and ACC User handbook to AMA4) with the sixth edition of the Guidelines (AMA6) and ACC User handbook to AMA6.

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ICN Draft Strategy 2011-2014

29 September 2011

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the International Council of Nurses (ICN) on the draft ICN Strategy 2011-2014.

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NZMA Facts and Actions: Health Inequities in Aotearoa New Zealand

31 August 2011

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) made a submission to the New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) on the Facts and Actions to address  Health Inquities in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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ACC vocational Rehabilitation RFI

31 August 2011

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Accident Compensation Corporation on the Vocational Rehabilitation Service Contracts request for information.

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Proposal that Traditional Chinese Medicine become a Regulated Profession

19 August 2011

New Zealand Nurses Organisation submitted to the Ministry of Health on the Proposal that Traditional Chinese Medicine become a Regulated Profession under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003.

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Code of Public Health Ethics

19 August 2011

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) provided feedback to the Public Health Association Consultation on the draft Code of Public Health Ethics for Aotearoa New Zealand document.

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A New Zealand Rehabilitation Strategy Position Statement Questionnaire

The New Zealand Nurses Organsiation responded to the questionaire from the Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine (AFRM), the Royal College of Australasian College of Physicians, and the New Zealand Rehabilitation Association (NZRA) Rehabilitation Strategy Working Group on a New Zealand Rehabilitation Strategy.

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Regulation of Anaesthetic Technicians

The New Zealand Nurses Organsiation made a submission to the Medical Laboratory Science Board on the Proposed Registration and Recertification Framework for the Profession of Anaesthetic Technolgy.

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Increasing Choice in Workplace Accident Compensation

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Department of Labour on the discussion document on options for extending the accredited employers programme and introducing choice (private insurance providers) into the ACC work account.


Health Workforce Service Reviews

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to Health Workforce New Zealand on the first tranche of Service Reviews of Anaesthesia, Eye health, Aged Care, Musculoskeletal, and palliative Care. 

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Final Words: Review of Death and Cremation Certification in New Zealand

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Law Commission on their review of  Death and Cremation Certification in New Zealand, Issues Paper 23.

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Proposed Changes to the General Practice Education Programme

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission on the discussion paper Workforce Requirements for New Models of Service Delivery: Proposed Changes to the General Practice Education Programme developed by the Royal College of General Practitioners, the Medical Council of New Zealand, and Health Workforce New Zealand.

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Council for the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the National Council of Women on Module 4, Discrimination in Legislation for the Council for the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).

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HWNZ Investment Plan Prioritisation Criteria

07 June 2011

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) made a submission to Health Workforce New Zealand on the Investment Plan Prioritisation Criteria.

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HWNZ Proposal to modify regulatory authorities

15 April 2011

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) made a submission to Health Workforce New Zealand on the proposal for a shared secretariat and office function for all health-related regulatory authorities together with a reduction in the number of regulatory authority board members.

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Joint submission on HWNZ Proposal to modify regulatory authorities

15 April 2011

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) was a signatory to the joint submission on the Health Workforce New Zealand proposal for a shared secretariat and office function for all health-related regulatory authorities together with a reduction in the number of regulatory authority board members.

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Regulatory Reform Bill

01 April 2011

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) submitted to the Commerce Committee on the Regulatory Reform Bill.

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Review of Exceptional Circumstances (Pharmac)

25 March 2011

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) submitted to Pharmac on the Review of Exceptional Circumstances (consultation on proposed changes).

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Proposed Guidelines on Extending the Storage Period of Gametes and Embryos

March 2011

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) submitted to the Advisory Committee on Assisted Reproductive Technology (Ministry of Health) on the Proposed Guidelines on Extending the Storage Period of Gametes and Embryos.


Maternity Referral Criteria and processes for the transfer of care

March 2011

NZNO submitted to Allen & Clarke Policy and Regulatory Specialists Ltd (for the Ministry of Health) on the Review of the Maternity Referral Criteria and processes for the transfer of care (the Referral Guidelines).

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Out of Family Respite Services and Community Residential Services within Aged Care Facilities

10 March 2011

NZNO submitted to the Service Specification Programme Manager, National Health Board Business Unit (Ministry of Health) on the Draft (DHB Funded) Service Specifications for People with Chronic Health Conditions for Home Support Services; Out of Family Respite Services and Community Residential Services within Aged Care Facilities.

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Alcohol Reform Bill

18 February 2011

Te Runanga o Aotearoa, New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Justice and Electoral committee on the Alcohol Reform Bill.

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Alcohol Reform Bill

18 February 2011

New Zealand Nurses Organisation's submission to the Justice and Electoral Select Committee on the Alcohol Reform Bill.

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Draft New Zealand Maternity Standards

January 2011

New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) submitted to the Ministry of Health on the Draft New Zealand Maternity Standards.

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Review of the Medical Council's Statement on cosmetic procedures

24 January 2011

New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) submitted to the New Zealand Medical Council on the Review of the Medical Council's Statement on cosmetic procedures.

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