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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More Effective Social Services

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Productivity Commission on its Issues paper on More Effective social Services

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Children's Action Plan - Information sharing

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Children's Action Plan Directorate on the discussion poaper Better Information Sharing for the Children's Action Plan, Better Results for our Vulnerable Children and the draft Approved Information Sharing Agreement (AISA)

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Workplace Exposure Standards and Biological Exposure Indices

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to WorkSafe New Zealand  on the draft Workplace Exposure Standards and Biological Exposure Indices, a technical document defining exposure levels for airborne contaminants in workplaces.

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Child Protection Policy Guidelines

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Ministry of Health on their Consultation on Child Protection Policy Guidelines: Safer Organsiations, Safer Children

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Rainbow-Inclusive Workplaces: A standard for gender and sexual diversity in workplaces

The New Zealand Nurses Organsiation made a submisson to Standards New Zealand on the document: Rainbow-Inclusive Workplaces: A Standard for gender and sexual diverstiy in workplaces

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Children At Risk

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Chidlren's Action Plan directorate in response to a Treasury request for ideas to improve services for children at risk.

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ANZCA Draft Statement on the Assistant for the Anaesthetist PS08

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists on the Draft Statement on the Assistant for the Anaesthetist PS08

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HBL MetroFood Services Auckland, Counties Manukau and Waitemata Business Case

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to Health Benefits Limited on the  Metro Food Services Auckland, Counties Manukau, and Waitemata DHBs Business Case consultation.

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Vulnerable Children Worker Safety Checks

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Ministry of health on the consutlation on the draft  worker safety checks  to implement the Vulenrable Children Act.

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Health IT: HISO Stds 10049.2 10037.3

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the National Health IT Board on the HISO Standards 10049.2 Videoconferencing endpoint naming scheme and HISO 10037.3 Connected Health User to Network Interface Specifications

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HBL Business Case National Infrastructure Platform

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to Health Benefits Limited on their Business Case consultation document for the National Infrastructure Platform

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Proposal 1030 - Health Claims - Supplementary Sports Foods and Electrolyte Drinks

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to  Food Standards Australia and New Zealand rejecting the Proposal P1030 to allow health claims on supplementary sports foods and electrolyte drinks

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CareerForce Unit Standards and Programmes levels 2-5

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to CareerForce on proposed education and qualifications for health care and support workers.  

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PHARMAC Proposal for sole subsidised supply of Jadelle contraceptive implant

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to PHARMAC opposing the proposal for sole subsidised supply of the Jadelle contraceptive implant, and recommending subsidised funding of Implanon NXT

 

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NCNZ Consultation an alternative pathway to registration as a registered nurse

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Nursing Council of New Zealand on their Consultation on Qualifications for Registered Nurse scope of practice which proposes an alternative pathway to registration as a RN  - a preregistration master’s degree in nursing.

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ANZICS Statement Care and Decision-making at the End of Life

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Australia and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS) on their Statement on Care and Decision-making at the End of Life for the Critically Ill, recommending it be more inclusive of nurses and New Zealand culture and practce.

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Proposed Labelling Requirements for Export Infant Formula, Follow-on Formula and Formulated Supplementary Foods for Young Children

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Ministry for Primary Industries on the Proposed labelling Requirements for Export Infant Formula, Follow-on Formula and Formulated Supplementary Foods for Young Children

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Modernising Parental Leave

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment on the discussion document: Modernising Parental Leave: Changes to allow greater access and increased flexibility.

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PHARMAC Proposal to reduce restrictions on Pharmaceuticals

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to PHARMAC  on the proposal to reduce restrictions on a range of pharmaceuticals. The submission also noted that there were cost barriers to some people with allergies as alternatives were not funded

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Developing Regulations to support the new Health and Safety at Work Act

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment on the discussion document:Developing Regulations to support the new Health and Safety at Work Act

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Essential Skills in Demand Proposal

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment on the proposal by the Shortages Review Committee, Immigration New Zealand, to remove all nursing categories from the Essential Skills in Demand lists except the RN (Mental Health)  category which they propose to keep on the Immediate Skills Shortage List. NZNO supports the removal of all nursing categories without exception, because of the continued failure to invest in New Zealand educated nurses - see earlier submissions.  

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Playing by the rules: Strengthening enforcement of employment standard

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment on the discussion document Playing by the rules: Strengthening enforcement of employment standard

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Review of the Enrolled Nurse Qualification

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the NZQA Diploma in Enrolled Nursing Review Group on the Review of the Enrolled Nurse qualification. 

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The Sale of Raw Milk to Consumers

Nurses for Children and Young People of Aotearoa (NCYPA), a professional section of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO), made a submission to the Ministry of Primary Industries on the Sale of Raw Milk to Consumers Consultation document.  NCYPA and NZNO do not support any option which promotes or increases the sale of raw milk to consumers promotion because of the potential for serious health risks particularly for pregnant women, infants, children. 

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New Zealand General Social Survey

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to Statistics New Zealand on the New Zealand Gernal Social Sruvey consultation.

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PHARMAC Proposed Management of Medical Devices

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to PHARMAC on the Proposed Management of Medical Devices.

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National Guidelines for Personal Restraint - Draft 2

The New Zealand Nurses organisation made a submission on the National Guidelines for Personal Restraint- Draft 2, which the the Ministry of Health and Te Pou consider a priority. 

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Voluntary Bonding Scheme

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Ministry of Health on the voluntary bonding scheme to place nurses and midwives and in hard-to-staff communities and hard-to-staff specialties.

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Waikato DHB Accredited Employer Appl

The New Zealand Nurses organisation responded to Immigration New Zealand's request for information on Waikato DHBs application for Accredited Employer  status to recruit registered nurses and midwives.

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Always Review and Report

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Health Quality & Safety Commission New Zealand on the Always Review and Report consultation paper.

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Review of the Essential Skills in Demand

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment on the annual review of the Essential Skills in Demand Review advocating for the first time that nursing be removed from the ESID lists.

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Hawkes Bay DHB Accredited Employer Application

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation wrote to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment in response to Hawkes Bay District Health Board's (HBDHB) application for renewal of their accredited employer (AE) status to recruit 'nurses' internationally.   NZNO does not support offshore recruitment of nurses at this time.

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Health and Safety Reform Bill

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Transport and Industrial Committee on the Health and Safety Reform Bill

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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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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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Agenda for the 51st Medicines Classifications Committee

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to MedSafe on the Agenda for the 51st Medicines Classifications Committee on the proposed move to pharmacist supply of selected oral contraceptives.

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Psychoactive Substances Regulations

The new Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Ministry of Health on the Psychoactive Substances Regulations consultation document

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A New National Drug Policy for New Zealand

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Ministry of Health on the discussion document A New National Drug Policy for New Zealand 

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Draft principles for the safe sharing of health information

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Health IT Board on the Information Governance Framework – Draft Principles for the Safe Sharing of Health Information

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Harmful Digital Communications Bill

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Justice and Electoral Committee on the Harmful Digital Communications Bill. 

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Land Transport Amendment Bill

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Transport and Industrial Relations Committee in support of the Land Transport Amendment Bill lowering the legal alcohol  limit for drivers. 

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Immigration Amendment Bill (No 2)

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Transport and Industrial RelationsCcommittee on the Immigration Amendment Bill (NO 2)

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