Consultation

PHARMAC Proposal to fund provision of influenza vaccine

PHARMAC is consulting on a proposal to fund a free flu vaccine to people 65 years and over and pregnant women in community pharmacies from 1 April 2017. This would mean that these people would be able to choose to get their funded vaccine from their general practice or pharmacy. Pharmacies would be able to claim an administration fee and funded vaccine for those eligible. You may also like to comment on whether access to funded flu vaccine should be available through other providers/services.

See attached document for details: https://www.pharmac.govt.nz/news/consultation-2016-02-03-influenza-vaccine-pharmacy/

Feedback due: Please send feedback to marilynh@nzno.org.nz by 17 February 2017

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PRIME (Primary Response in Medical Emergencies) Service Review Steering Group Draft Report to NASO (National Ambulance Sector Office)

The National Ambulance Sector Office (NASO) (on behalf of ACC and the Ministry of Health) is undertaking a formal review of PRIME.

In 2016 the PRIME Service Review Steering Group developed a range of recommendations on specific issues regarding PRIME services that are now documented in a Draft Review Report.

NZNO welcomes your feedback on the Steering Group Draft Report to the NASO which is below:

Following this consultation the Review Report will be approved by the steering group for submission to the Ministry of Health and ACC for consideration in the first half of 2017.

Feedback due: Please send feedback to marilynh@nzno.org.nz by Friday 24 February 2017

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MOH - Model of Care for Vascular Services

The Ministry of Health is seeking your feedback is on the proposed Model of Care for Vascular Services.  

The Model of Care aims to guide the types and locations of vascular services, to ensure patients access the right level of care in a seamless and timely manner. 

NZNO seeks your feedback as a stakeholder in the provision of vascular services in New Zealand.  This will help shape the final model of care, ensuring it is appropriate and achievable. 

Links to the model of care draft and consultation document are attached below:

Feedback due: Please send feedback to Marilynh@nzno.org.nz by 10 February 2017

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International Council of Nurses (ICN) - Review of Position Statements

The ICN is reviewing several of its position statements and requests your feedback on the draft position statements below.

Feedback should be given using the questionnaire below.

Feedback due: Please send feedback to Marilynh@nzno.org.nz by 27 January 2017

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ACC Request for Information (RFI) solutions to reduce the incidence of wound infections and claims for treatment injury

ACC wants to reduce claims for treatment injury stemming from wound infections. They are interested in “Innovative, low-cost, scalable, practical / feasible, self-sustaining, effective ideas to reduce the severity and incidence of infections occurring in primary care, hospital care, day stay, or community settings”. Member feedback on causes and solutions to treatment injury eg staffing, discharge, etc. is sought.

Feedback Due: Please send feedback to marilynh@nzno.org.nz  by 25 January 2017

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MSD - Children, Young Persons and their Families (Oranga Tamariki) Legislation Bill

Children, Young Persons, and their Families (Oranga Tamariki) Legislation Bill

The second tranche of  the vulnerable children/ CYFs reform legislation – Children, Young Persons, and Their Families (Oranga Tamariki) has been introduced.

This omnibus Bill covers a wide range of legislative reforms to to establish the statutory framework for the new operating model for the Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki. It includes changed provisions for children with disabilities; information sharing; youth justice; statutory responsibilities for child workers, etc.

NZNO is seeking members’ feedback on this new legislation. In particular, we ask you to consider your own working environment and how this new legislation might operate in your current practice situation.

Feedback Due: Please send feedback to MarilynH@nzno.org.nz by 31 January 2017.

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Proposal to amend listings in the National Immunisation Schedule

PHARMAC  is consulting on proposed changes to the NIS affecting: 

  • Pneumococcal conjugated (PCV13) vaccine;
  • Varicella vaccine; Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib) vaccine; 
  • transition period for Brand switches and introduction of  Pneumococcal (PCV10) vaccine (Synflorix), Measles, mumps and rubella vaccine (Priorix),  Haemophilus influenzae type B vaccine (Hiberix); and Rotavirus vaccine (Rotarix);
  • Minor clarifications to special authority criteria for Hepatitis B recombinant vaccine and Pneumococcal (PPV23) polysaccharide vaccine; and
  • Tuberculin purified protein derivative (Mantoux) test

Feedback due: Please send feedback to marilynh@nzno.org.nz  by 13 January 2017.

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MOH update of CVD and diabetes risk assessment and management guideline for primary care

The Ministry are reviewing their CVD and diabetes risk assessment and management guideline for primary care and welcome your feedback on this draft.  The draft incorporates the latest New Zealand based CVD risk equations derived from the PREDICT data set, a Heart Foundation/Te Pou evidential review and key stakeholder feedback from conferences and road show meetings.

Please find the draft guideline and feedback template below.

Please note: This is an extremely short consultation period.

Feedback Due: Please send feedback to marilynh@nzno.org.nz by 7 December 2016

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Draft Children and Young People Advertising Code

The ASA invites further feedback on its earlier consultation (April, 2016) on two significant changes included in the draft code for advertising to children:


1)    How to identify advertisements that target children
the draft code proposes that  advertisement will be deemed to be targeting children or young people if they comprise 25% or more of the audience. Comment is sought on whether a percentage share of the audience is the right approach to trigger the Code.  Comment is also sought on each medium’s ability to breakdown and report separately on the two specific audiences proposed in the code – Children under 14 years and young people aged 14 to under 18 years. 

2)    Definition of “occasional food and beverage products”.
The Food and Beverage Classification System (FBCS) (PDF 1.5MB) has been suggested as an interim step to establishing a fit for purpose system for New Zealand. The ASA would appreciate comments from submitters on the use of the FBCS as the interim system.

You can read the final report of the children’s codes review here:  Report of the Panel (PDF 832KB)

Please send feedback to marilynh@nzno.org.nz by 2 December 2016.

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Professional Development and Recognition Programmes: consultation document and survey

The NENZ project team is consulting on their review of  the two documents underpinning the PDRP. NENZ invites your feedback on their draft document.

You are invited to participate in this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Y5FKQ7J

Feedback due: Please send feedback to marilynh@nzno.org.nz by 5 December 2016.

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Guideline: Documentation

NZNO is a member-led organisation committed to the representation the interests of members and the promotion of nursing and midwifery. NZNO provides professional leadership and advice in a range of areas relevant to nurses and nursing practice.

We have updated our guideline on documentation and we welcome your feedback on this new document. The updated guideline includes new information on electronic records and enrolled nurses.

We are seeking your feedback on the guidelines and invite you to please forward this to Michelle Ryder-Lewis by Tuesday December 13th 2016 at: micheller@nzno.org.nz

Further enquiries to:
Jill Clendon
Nursing Policy Adviser/Researcher
Ph 03 546 3941 or 0800 28 38 48

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Guidelines: Professional challenges – Assisted dying position statement

The NZNO draft assisted dying position statement has been developed in conjunction with our written and oral submission to the Health Select Committee in regard to the Marion Street Petition to investigate fully public attitudes towards the introduction of legislation which would permit medically-assisted dying in the event of a terminal illness or an irreversible condition which makes life unbearable.

While Assisted Dying (AD) is not yet legal in Aotearoa New Zealand, given international trends, it is inevitable that some law will be passed in New Zealand in the future which legalises AD. As patient advocates, NZNO has chosen to take a principled approach to AD and advocate for individuals to have the option or choice of AD. It is extremely important that nurses are involved in the formation of that law to ensure better resourcing and support is available to care for people who are dying.

This position statement focuses on addressing the complexity of AD debate, nursing ethics of AD, professional accountability, and learnings from indigenous models of care. We want to hear from you, to ensure that we have included all the key principles to guide your nursing practice when questioned by patients and their families on issues of AD.

We welcome all member comments and feedback, no matter how small or large and please distribute widely to your member groups as appropriate. Please note this document is in draft format and should not be used in practice until a final version is published.

Please forward your feedback on the guideline by 16 January 2017 to leannem@nzno.org.nz

Enquiries to:
Leanne Manson
Policy Analyst Māori
Ph 04 494 6389 or 0800 28 3848

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Position statement: Ethical international recruitment

NZNO is committed to the representation of members and the promotion of nursing and midwifery. NZNO provides professional leadership and advice in a range of areas.

This position statement outlines NZNO’s position on the ethical recruitment of international nurses in Aotearoa New Zealand. The statement supports the International Council of Nurses position.

We are seeking your feedback on the position statement and invite you to please forward this to Leonie Walker at leoniew@nzno.org.nz by Friday 25th November, 2016.


Further enquiries to:
Leonie Walker
Principal Researcher
Ph 0800 28 38 48

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