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Systemic Anti-cancer Therapy Regimen Data Standard

NZNO welcomes your feedback on the development of proposed national data and regimen definitions. This work is the first phase of the Anti-Cancer Therapy – Nationally Organised Workstreams (ACT-NOW) project, which comes under the New Zealand Cancer Action Plan 2019-2029.

The purpose of the Standard is to create a solid foundation for the capture of meaningful and comparable data at the national level. Linking this project with Whakamaua – Māori Health Action Plan 2020-25 enables Te Aho o Te Kahu to coordinate action to achieve the aims of He Korowai Oranga – Māori Health Strategy.

The systemic anti-cancer therapy regimen data standard covers treatment regimens for adult solid or haematological cancers developed under the auspices of the ACT-NOW project and software systems used to develop and manage those regimens.

The draft standard is attached for your consideration.

Please send feedback to by 17 September 2021.

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Strategy to Prevent and Minimise Gambling Harm

NZNO welcomes your feedback on the Ministry of Health’s proposed strategy to prevent and minimise the harm caused to people, whānau, and communities by gambling (this is updated every three years).

The draft Strategy to Prevent and Minimise Gambling Harm (2022/23 to 2024/25) includes:

  • the strategic plan, which sets out the general strategic direction and priorities that provide a framework for the activities described below
  • the proposed funding levels for the Ministry, in relation to the gambling harm prevention and minimisation activities described in the strategy
  • the proposed service plan, for the three years from 2022/23 to 2024/25
  • the proposed problem gambling levy rates and weighting options per gambling sector, for the next three years.

The draft strategy is attached for your consideration.

Please send feedback to by 1 October 2021.

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Disability Survey 2023: content consultation

Are you a disabled NZNO member and/or a member with an interest in disability data? If so, your feedback on the 2023 Disability Survey would be much appreciated. More than 20,000 people will be chosen from the 2023 census to take part in the survey. This will be the first national disability survey in ten years.

Information about the proposed survey is available in a variety of formats on the Stats NZ website.  What do you think of the proposed groupings of impairment and the proposed range of topics covered by the survey?

Please send feedback to by 22 October 2021.

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Dihydrocodeine - Review of risks and benefits

NZNO warmly invites you to provide feedback on a review of the risks and benefits of dihydrocodeine.

This forms part of Medsafe and the Medicines Adverse Reactions Committee (MARC)’s review of the risks of misuse, abuse and dependence with opioids in New Zealand. 

Further information is available here.

Please send feedback to by 17 September 2021.


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Review of Surrogacy

NZNO warmly invites your contribution to a review of surrogacy in Aotearoa New Zealand. This is an opportunity to recommend changes that will meet the needs and expectations of New Zealanders and protect the rights and interests of people involved in surrogacy arrangements, including children born as a result of a surrogacy arrangement, surrogates and intended parents.

Topics include:

  • Guiding principles for surrogacy law reform
  • Approving surrogacy arrangements
  • Financial support for surrogates
  • Establishing legal parenthood
  • International surrogacy
  • Children’s access to information
  • Access to surrogacy
  • Māori and surrogacy.

A copy of the Law Commission’s Issues Paper is attached.

Please send feedback to by 15 September 2021.

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NZNO welcomes feedback on this reviewed and updated NZNO Publication Development Process guideline.

The Publications Team is interested in your views about how this process will support your ability to publish evidenced based, practice focused documents that support the nursing profession in Aotearoa New Zealand.

The reputation and credibility of NZNO as a professional and industrial voice for nursing in Aotearoa New Zealand rests in part on the quality of the publications we produce.  They are a demonstration of what nurses and nursing contributes to the health, well-being and safety of our communities.  There is a robust review and editing process for all publications (guidelines; factsheets; position statements; research reports and knowledge and skills frameworks) to ensure each addresses equity, reflects NZNOs responsibility as a te Tiriti partner, includes up to date evidence and uses APA referencing.

Please send feedback to by Friday September 3rd 2021.

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Conversion Practices Prohibition Legislation Bill

NZNO invites your feedback on a Bill that aims to protect individuals from being subjected to practices that are intended to change or suppress their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

The Bill would make it an offence to perform conversion practices on an individual under the age of 18, or on an individual who lacks decision-making capacity.

You can read more about the Bill here

Please send feedback to by 31 August 2021.

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Analysing access to interRAI (NASC) assessment

The Ministry of Health seeks information from Needs Assessment Service Coordination (NASC) settings regarding referrals for interRAI/NASC assessment for older people (>65).

This consultation will assist in quantifying current equity of access and assist in establishing metrics to track progress with the broader work of the interRAI Service Design.

NZNO encourages members who work in the aged care sector to complete the nine-question survey. 

Here is the link:

Please send survey responses directly to the Ministry of Health by 27 August 2021.

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Breaking the Cycle of Disadvantage: A Government Inquiry

You are warmly invited to contribute your views on where and how government should focus its efforts in helping to break long-term cycles of disadvantage. 

The work is being led by the Productivity Commission. They have asked for input along three main lines:

·         What are the main aspects of disadvantage?

·         Where should the commission focus its research effort?

·         Where should government focus its effort on finding solutions?

Your input may help to shape the Terms of Reference for the inquiry.

You can read more about the inquiry and access the consultation paper here.

Please send your thoughts to by 19 August 2021.


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Assisted dying funding mechanisms – informing the section 88 notice

NZNO warmly invites your feedback on Ministry of Health’s draft notice for the funding of assisted dying services. This is part of the government’s work in preparing for implementation of the End of Life Choice Act.

Please refer to the attached Assisted Dying Notice and accompanying Service Description. Alternatively, you can click here for further information.

Please note the short consultation timeframe.

Please send feedback to by 21 July 2021.

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Amendments to the schedule of the Medicines (Designated Pharmacist Prescribers) Regulations 2013 and Schedule 1B of the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 197

NZNO warmly invites your feedback on Ministry of Health’s proposed additions to the schedule of specified prescription medicines for designated pharmacist prescribers.

The Ministry of Health, on behalf of the Director-General, is consulting with people and organisations who may be affected by the changes, before making a legal change by Gazette notice.

The proposed list is attached, or for more information about the consultation, please click here.

Please send feedback to by 2 August 2021.

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Radiology Oncology Practice Standards

NZNO invites your feedback on The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists Practice Standards v3.

The standards have been developed to assist radiation oncology facilities, in Australia and New Zealand, to achieve best practice by providing a framework of requirements. It is expected that radiation oncology facilities will find these standards useful in the establishment and delivery of radiation oncology treatment services. It is also hoped that these standards will allow Australian and New Zealand facilities to be set up in a consistent manner.

The consultation draft documents can be found below.

Please send feedback to by 16 August 2021.

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Updated Service Concepts for Vocational Education

NZNO welcomes your feedback on the updated service concepts produced by Te Pūkenga (Te Pūkenga is the new entity tasked with designing the future of vocational learning in Aotearoa and replaces institutes of technology and polytechnics).   

Eight service concepts have been developed and feedback is sought on:

·         how you see yourself working with the services,

·         how they could be improved,

·         what already exists that is similar, and

·         what resources etc are needed to make them work.


For information about the concepts and to contribute directly to the development of the service concepts proposed, please click here

Please send feedback to inform NZNOs submission to by 23 July 2021.

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