Consultation

Guideline - Code of Ethics

The NZNO ‘Code of Ethics’ – a process to manage challenging professional and ethical issues documents were last updated in 2013. We are seeking your feedback on the substantial changes.

Please forward to your members as appropriate. All comments and feedback are warmly welcomed no matter how small or large.

We are seeking your feedback on the document by:
Friday 29th September 2017 to
sueg@nzno.org.nz or post to PO Box 8921, Symonds Street, Auckland 1150.

Enquiries to:
Sue Gasquoine
Nursing Policy Adviser/Researcher
Ph 09 360 3857 or 0800 28 38 48

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Amended: Changes to diabetes management products

NZNO seeks members’ feedback on PHARMAC’s proposal to change and upgrade their current brand of diagnostic test meters and test strips to a choice of four CareSens diagnostic test meters and their associated test strips, and fund widened access to a blood ketone meter (CareSens Dual). Pharmac will no longer fund the Care Sens II Meter and test strips; the Freestyle Optimum meter, blood glucose and test strips; and the Accu-Chek Performa blood glucose test strips.  Consider clinical circumstances for keeping funded access of existing meters, and when is it necessary to test for ketones.

Please note that PHARMAC now asks that you disregard the previous consultation as it relates to the proposal to award Hospital Sole Supply.

 Access the proposal here: https://www.pharmac.govt.nz/news/consultation-2017-07-25-diabetes-management-products/

Feedback due: Please send feedback to marilynh@nzno.org.nz by 18 August  2017.

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Access to Nicotine Replacement Therapy and Emergency Contraceptive Pill and changes affecting those with prescribing rights and the right to provide subsidised products

NZNO seeks members’ feedback on PHARMAC’s proposal to  enable pharmacists subsidised access to the above medications, and changes to Section A of the Pharmaceutical Schedule to give effect to this which will define two ways of accessing the subsidised products.

https://www.pharmac.govt.nz/news/consultation-2017-07-20-access-nrt-ecp/

Feedback due: Please send feedback to marilynh@nzno.org.nz by 11 August 2017.

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Voluntary Bonding Scheme Review

The Ministry of Health is seeking feedback on the VBS, (which was capped at 229 for nurses in 2017) to inform recommendations for the 2018 intake regarding hard-to-staff areas, specialties and communities Ie How well is the VBS working? Is it targeted at right specialities and areas? Does it provide the right incentives to the right groups? Please send your comments, suggestions, and experience of the VBS to NZNO’s Snr Policy Analyst to Marilynh@nzno.org.nz by Friday 14 July 2017.

Note: You may also wish to feedback directly to MoH via this lengthy survey, but please cc feedback to NZNO.

Please send feedback to Marilynh@nzno.org.nz by Friday 14 July 2017.

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Draft Suicide Prevention Strategy

From:  Ministry of Health
Re:     Draft Suicide Prevention Strategy

The Ministry of Health welcomes NZNO member feedback on the draft strategy which sets out the proposed direction to prevent suicidal behaviour in New Zealand. It also identifies a set of priority areas for action.

The draft strategy can be viewed on the Ministry of Health website at
http://www.health.govt.nz/publication/strategy-prevent-suicide-new-zealand-draft-public-consultation

Feedback due: To LeanneM@nzno.org.nz by Monday 19 June 2017.

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Ministry of Health - Regulation of Paramedics

FROM:  Ministry of Health
Re:        Regulation of Paramedics

The Ministry of Health is consulting on a proposal from Ambulance New Zealand that the paramedic workforce be regulated under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance (HPCA) Act 2004.

The consultation document is available here:

https://www.paramedics.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/New-Zealand%E2%80%93Consultation-document-regulating-paramedics-under-the-HPCA-Act.pdf

The survey questions are available from this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/hpca_paramedic

Please send feedback to marilynh@nzno.org.nz by Monday 26 June 2017.

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Health and Disability Service Standards Review 2017 – short survey

The Ministry of Health is undertaking its three yearly review of the Health and Disability Service Standards.  Feedback is sought via a short survey; members are welcome to submit directly and/or to NZNO.

Note: In 2013 NZNO recommended that all standards be amended to include:

  • accountable measures for ensuring safe staffing in all health services i.e. that there are appropriate systems to ensure sufficient staff with the right skill mix (education, training, experience) and resources (e.g. assessment tools, care capacity demand management) to meet patient numbers and acuity;
  • that the amendments should apply to the standards for safe and appropriate environment; and continuum of care; and
  • that the amendments should apply to all services.

A recommendation for a mandatory standard for safe Aged-Care and Dementia-Care services is part of NZNO’s manifesto.

View the service standards

View the 2017 survey

Please send feedback to marilynh@nzno.org.nz by 28 July 2017.

 

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Request for IDEAs in breaking patterns of family violence

The government is calling for IDEAs as to how to break patterns of family violence.
A Family Violence Summit will be held on June 7 at Te Wharewaka in Wellington (Programme and keynote speakers) addressing four issues:

  • Helping children and their whānau to live without family violence.
  • Kaupapa Māori whānau-centred approaches
  • Taking opportunities to intervene earlier
  • Supporting seniors, people with disabilities and migrant communities 

There will be an opportunity to view the summit speakers via a link on the website. https://justice.govt.nz/justice-sector-policy/key-initiatives/reducing-family-and-sexual-violence/family-violence-summit

You can contribute your ideas using the online submission form and you can also send feedback to NZNO for its submission. Nurses have a key role in identifying, and providing interventions to reduce family violence. What support, services, training,  etc. are needed to enhance and utilise their skills to improve outcomes?   Examples of what works and what doesn’t work are very useful.

Please send feedback to Marilynh@nzno.org.nz by Monday June 12, 2017.

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Review by Nursing Council on Post Graduate Education: Accrediting and Monitoring

The Nursing Council is reviewing how it accredits and monitors postgraduate nursing education programmes. The Council is consulting on:

  • a quality assurance profile for each education provider/programme
  • a finite period of accreditation, accreditation with conditions or refusal/revocation of accreditation, and
  • the publishing of accreditation reports on the Council website.

The consultation documents, including submission questions can be accessed here. 

http://www.nursingcouncil.org.nz/Publications/Consultation-documents/Consultation-on-accreditation-and-monitoring-2017

Please send feedback to DianaC@nzno.org.nz by Friday June 23 2017.

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Proposal from PHARMAC on meningococcal C conjugate vaccine

PHARMAC is seeking feedback on one final proposal for the supply and funding of meningococcal C conjugate vaccine. In summary, the proposal would result in:

  • Neisvac-C remaining as the only listed meningococcal C conjugate vaccine on the National Immunisation Schedule.
  • the delisting of Neisvac-C in the 10 injection pack presentation.
  • a correction of the chemical name for Neisvac-C in the Pharmaceutical Schedule.

The consultation can be found here:

 https://www.pharmac.govt.nz/news/consultation-2017-05-23-nis-men-c/

 

Please send feedback to marilynh@nzno.org.nz by Monday 5 June 2017.

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Family and Whānau Violence Legislation Bill

This bill overhauls the Domestic  Violence Act to strengthen the legal framework for family violence laws and break the cycle of family violence. The key provisions of the Bill include:

·more accurately recording family violence offending in the criminal justice system,

·enabling the introduction of codes of practice, and new information sharing provisions across all those dealing with family violence

The Bill and bills digest can be found here:

https://www.parliament.nz/en/pb/bills-and-laws/bills-proposed-laws/document/BILL_72556/family-and-wh%C4%81nau-violence-legislation-bill

Please send feedback to leannem@nzno.org.nz by 19 May 2017

 

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Proposed Changes to the Essential Skills Visa

The Government is making a number of changes to our permanent and temporary immigration settings aimed at managing the number and improving the quality of migrants coming to New Zealand. It is proposing a number of changes to temporary migration settings to manage the number and settlement expectations of new migrants coming to New Zealand on Essential Skills work visas. Proposed changes include:

  • The introduction of remuneration bands to determine the skill level of an Essential Skills visa holders
  • A maximum duration of three years for lower-skilled and lower-paid Essential Skills visa holders, after which a minimum stand down period will apply before they are eligible for another lower-skilled temporary work visa.
  • Aligning the ability of Essential Skills visa holders to bring their children and partners to New Zealand with the new skill levels.
  • Exploring which occupations have a seasonal nature and ensuring that the length of the visa aligns with peak labour demand.

A transition period is proposed so that current ES visa holders will not be adversely affected. The consultation document can be fund here

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Draft Suicide Prevention Strategy

The Ministry of Health welcomes NZNO member feedback on the draft strategy which sets out the proposed direction to prevent suicidal behaviour in New Zealand. It also identifies a set of priority areas for action.  

The draft strategy can be viewed on the Ministry of Health website at www.health.govt.nz/publication/strategy-prevent-suicide-new-zealand-draft-public-consultation.

Please send feedback to Leannem@nzno.org.nz by Friday 2 June 2017.

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ACC Regulations: Additional occupational groups to registered health professionals

MBIE  is currently consulting on proposed regulations under section 322 of the Accident Compensation Act 2001 to:

  • add the following eight occupational groups to the definition of registered health professional:  anaesthetic technology; dental hygiene; dental therapy; dietetics; optical dispensing; osteopathy; psychology; psychotherapy; and
  • add pharmacists as an occupational group as providers

We welcome member feedback on the discussion document outlining the proposed regulations can be found here.

Please send feedback to sueg@nzno.org.nz by 5 May 2017.

 

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