Media Releases

Entries for the 'Health Policy' Category

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New Zealand Nurses Organisation media release, 7 December 2018 The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) welcomes He Ara Oranga, the report of the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction, but says more emphasis on nursing and workforce wellbeing is required. NZNO President Grant B...

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An open letter to the sixteen governments negotiating the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)   17 October 2016   Health organisations call on trade ministers to reject provisions that would negatively affect access to generic medicines in the Regional Comprehe...

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20 September 2016 Patients will gain from the new no-fuss prescribing nurses. From today suitably qualified nurses can prescribe medicines for straightforward medical conditions. Welcoming the move, New Zealand Nurses Organisation CE Memo Musa says this legislation backs up what nurses alre...

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26 October 2012: The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is concerned that the Government is undertaking a sweeping review of the Act that regulates health professionals in New Zealand. The Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act (HPCAA) sets in place independent Councils for the sole purpo...

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12 April 2012: The Government’s decision to put roads before children and families show where their priorities lie says the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO). The health and well-being of parents and babies has proven benefits for businesses and communities and should be the Governmen...

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A full-time, government-funded nurse in every early childhood centre and every school in the country is a central proposal in the New Zealand Nurses’ Organisation’s (NZNO) submission on the Government’s Green Paper on Vulnerable Children. This would improve access to health car...

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The New Zealand Nurses Organisation supports the findings of the Productivity Commission’s Housing Affordability report that was released today. The report concludes that home ownership is now beyond the reach of increasing numbers of New Zealanders. The report says that more new and affordabl...

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The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is mystified by John Keys statement during TVNZ leader’s debate, that there are 1,500 new nurses in the health system. “There is no evidence that there has been an increase in nurses in public hospitals at all. We have seen no meaningful dat...

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It’s time for New Zealand to become a leader in reducing health inequities, according to health organisations, but we must start with the here and now. Ten health sector leaders are calling on the government to endorse the political declaration of a World Health Organization (WHO) Conference...

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The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is appalled by the government’s decision to ignore a unanimous recommendation by the Health Select Committee. In April Māori and iwi primary health employers and their NZNO member employees, made a unique joint submission to the Health Select Committee on ...

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Commenting on the Report to the Minister of Health of the Ministerial Review Group, New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) Chief Executive Geoff Annals called for careful consideration of the many (170) recommendations it makes before decisions are made. Annals said, “We agree with the Minister whe...

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The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is calling on the government to rethink its decision to cut some key areas in health care from district health boards’ priorities. Mental health, obesity action and oral health – all areas where New Zealand is lagging well behind internationally - are no lo...

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