Consultation

NZNO Guideline on Transcribing

FROM Jill Clendon – Nursing Policy Adviser/Researcher
RE NZNO Guideline on Transcribing
DATE DUE Feedback to Jill Clendon Nursing Policy Adviser/Researcher jillc@nzno.org.nz by Tuesday 10th December 2015

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.

In the past, NZNO has not supported the practice of transcribing. Traditionally, transcribing has been the responsibility of the prescriber. However, there are situations in which transcribing by regulated health professionals who are non-prescribers may facilitate improved access to and continuity of care. Further, as electronic prescribing becomes increasingly common, the need to transcribe may also increase, particularly in rural and remote areas.

NZNO has sought advice and has modified its position on transcribing. Attached is a set of draft guidelines on transcribing based on this modified position. It is hoped these guidelines will provide clarity for nurses and organisations around the practice of transcribing.

We are seeking your feedback on the guidelines and invite you to please forward this to Jill Clendon by Tuesday December 10th at jillc@nzno.org.nz.

Further enquiries to:
Jill Clendon
Nursing Policy Adviser/Researcher
Ph 03 5463941 or 0800 283848

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MOH - Amendment to the Medicines (Standing Order) Regulations 2002

The Ministry of Health are consulting on amendment of the Medicines (Standing Order) Regulations to enable nurse practitioners to issue standing orders and is seeking feedback on:

  1. The timing of an amendment to the Medicines (Standing Order) Regulations 2002 to authorise nurse practitioners to issue standing orders.
  2. The potential benefits and risks of amending the Medicines (Standing Order) Regulations 2002 now rather than through the review of the therapeutics regulatory regime.

Feedback Due: Please send feedback to Jill Clendon jillc@nzno.org.nz by 20 November 2015

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MOH - Draft update of the NZ Health Strategy

The Ministry of Health is consulting on the draft update of the New Zealand Health Strategy.  The draft updated Strategy proposes a clear view of the future we want for the health system over the next 10 years, to ensure all New Zealanders live well, stay well, get well. A Roadmap of Actions proposes a direction of travel for the next 5 years.

The draft updated Strategy covers challenges and opportunities for the health system, the future we want, including principles and behaviour that will enable it, and 5 strategic themes:

  1. people-powered
  2. closer to home
  3. value and high performance
  4. one team
  5. smart systems

The Ministry will also be hosting  regional forums in Auckland, Hamilton, Christchurch and Wellington to enable health and disability representatives to come together to discuss the draft Strategy and Roadmap of Actions.  

  • Auckland: 7 November - Holiday Inn Auckland Airport, 2 Ascot Road, Mangere, Auckland
  • Hamilton: 14 November - Kingsgate Hotel, 100 Garnet Ave, Te Rapa, Hamilton
  • Christchurch: 21 November - Siduma at Airport, Cnr Memorial Ave & Orchard Rd, Christchurch
  • Wellington: 28 November - Te Papa, 55 Cable Street, Wellington

The forums will run from 9.30 am until 2.00 pm and refreshments will be provided.

Please RSVP by 30 October 2015 by emailing nzhs_strategy@moh.govt.nz. We will send further information once we receive your RSVP.

http://www.health.govt.nz/publication/new-zealand-health-strategy-consultation

Feedback Due: Please send feedback to Marilyn Head marilynh@nzno.org.nz by 30 November 2015

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Updated Disability Action Plan 2014-2018

The Office of Disability (the Office) are undertaking a second consultation round to review the priorities and actions in the Disability Action Plan 2014-2018.  Many of the issues that have been raised by disabled people do not clearly lie within the responsibility of any one government agency or non-government organisation. For these issues, more than one agency needs to be involved to add value and address the issue. The Plan provides leadership and a coordination mechanism to help progress working together on these issues.

There are other actions important to disabled people being led by a single government agencies. These single agency led actions are not included in the Plan. The Office for Disability Issues will develop a separate process to ensure visibility and monitoring of these single agency led actions in early 2016.

Feedback Due: Please send feedback to Jill Clendon jillc@nzno.org.nz by 2 November 2015

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ACC Proposed Quality Indicator Measures

ACC is considering adding new Quality Indicator measures to the next Elective Surgery contracts and we want to make sure that what we’re proposing is aligned with what our member organisations may already have in place. We’d also like to know if you can see any issues with what we’re proposing before we confirm which measures to include.

Currently ACC has limited visibility of the quality of Elective Services being provided by our elective surgery vendors and providers. The reporting measures in the current elective surgery contract need updating. To support our drive for continuous quality improvement, we need assurance that patient safety is being monitored and reported on and that we are purchasing quality services.

Attached are 14 proposed quality indicators we compiled based on advice and discussions with the New Zealand Health Quality & Safety Commission, along with information from the New Zealand Private Hospital Surgical Association and a sample of Australian hospitals

We’ve also attached two sets of questions. The first is to seek your comments on the Quality Indicators and the second is to ask about current practices of some of your member organisations.

Feedback due: Please send feedback to Jill Clendon at jillc@nzno.org.nz by 2 November 2015

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Parental leave and contract hours bill

Parental Leave and Employment Protection (Six Months’ Paid Leave and Work Contact Hours) Amendment Bill: Private members bill  to extend paid parental leave to 26 weeks. This bill adds provisions around work contact hours, where working parents are entitled to the flexibility of returning to work for a certain amount of time during the parental leave period without losing their entitlement to paid parental leave.

Note: NZNO supports the ’26 for babies’ campaign

Feedback Due: Please send feedback to Marilyn Head marilynh@nzno.org.nz by 23 October 2015

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MOH - Draft Pharmacy Action Plan

The Pharmacy Action Plan describes the future direction of pharmacy services and the range of settings in which these might be delivered, with an emphasis on a more multi-disciplinary approach and better integration of pharmacy within the health and disability system. It identifies five focus areas and specific actions to be implemented over the next three to five years.

The Pharmacy Action Plan:

  • defines how the pharmacy sector can work in partnership with other health professionals.
  • identifies actions that will contribute to better use of the pharmacy workforce delivering services as part of a highly functioning, patient centred, fully integrated health team
  • increases the emphasis on new models of pharmacy care being provided more flexibly and in a broader range of settings.
  • has a focus on better use of technology and information systems.

The consultation draft and submission form can be accessed on the Ministry’s consultation page:
http://www.health.govt.nz/publication/draft-pharmacy-action-plan-2015-2020

Feedback Due: Please send feedback to Marilyn Head marilynh@nzno.org.nz by November 6, 2015.

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Petition of Hon Maryan Street and 8,974 others – Medically assisted dying in the event of a terminal illness or an irreversible condition which makes life unbearable – request for a change to an exist

The Health Select Committee has been asked 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. The petition asks for a change to existing law.

In order to fully understand public attitudes the committee will consider all the various aspects of the issue, including the social, legal, medical, cultural, financial, ethical, and philosophical implications.

The Committee will investigate:

1. The factors that contribute to the desire to end one’s life.

2. The effectiveness of services and support available to those who desire to end their own lives.

3. The attitudes of New Zealanders towards the ending of one's life and the current legal situation. 4. International experiences.

Feedback due: Please send any feedback to leannem@nzno.org.nz by the 11 December 2015

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Commissioning Framework for Mental Health and Addiction

The Ministry of Health is currently consulting on their commissioning framework for mental health and addiction.

The framework provides guidance and direction for those who are responsible for commissioning care to improve outcomes for mental health and addiction.

The framework covers commissioning for the full range of publicly funded care, including health promotion, primary, specialist, district health board and non-governmental organisation care.

The framework:

  • identifies the parts of the current system that need to be more flexible and which parts need to be tightened;

  • addresses the three components of the Triple Aim;

  • demonstrates the need to continually revise and adapt approaches to ensure responsiveness to changing population need.

The draft framework is available here: http://www.health.govt.nz/publication/guide-commissioning-framework-mental-health-and-addiction-2015-consultation-document

There are also opportunities to attend face to face meetings to gain further information and provide feedback:

15th October

9am – 12pm

Hamilton

TBC

16th October

9am – 12pm

Christchurch

Riccarton Park, Phar Lap room, 165 Racecourse Rd, Broomfield, Christchurch

21st October

9am – 12pm

Wellington

Ministry of Health, G.01 room, Freyberg Building, 20 Aitken St, Thorndon, Wellington

29th October

9am – 12pm

Auckland

Ministry of Health, Rangitoto room,  Level 3, Unisys Building, 650 Great South Rd, Penrose, Auckland

Feedback Due: Please send your feedback to Leanne Manson at leannem@nzno.org.nz  (phone 0800283848) by October 23rd 2015

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Guidelines for writing a reflection

NZNO CONSULTATION REQUEST

FROM Jill Clendon – Nursing Policy Adviser/Researcher

DATE DUE
Feedback to Jill Clendon Nursing Policy Adviser/Researcher jillc@nzno.org.nz
by Monday 2nd November 2015

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.

Members are on occasion asked to write a reflection as part of a learning process and there are many approaches to this. The NZNO Guidelines for Writing a Reflection have been developed in conjunction with staff and members to provide a straightforward approach to writing a reflection.

We are seeking your feedback on the guidelines and invite you to please forward this to Jill Clendon by Monday 2nd November at jillc@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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Ministry of Primary Industries Total Diet Survey

The Ministry of Primary Industries is undertaking a survey of the New Zealand diet and are seeking feedback on their plan. The draft plan includes discussion on the objectives of the study, the priority chemicals to be surveyed, key foods to be sampled, the simulated diet approach, and a proposed timeframe. As part of the process, MPI wants to know whether: the list of chemicals proposed for analysis is sufficient; changes should be made to the key foods list; there are any population groups which are missing; and if there is any new data on infants, children and adolescents to help inform the simulated diets.

The link to the draft document is available here: 2016 NZ Total Diet Study.

The consultation submission form can be found in Appendix One of the consultation document.

Submissions are due by 5pm, Monday 12 October 2015, and can be emailed directly to: tds.2016@mpi.govt.nz

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Employment Standards Legislation Bill

Transport and Industrial Relations Committee

Employment Standards Legislation Bill

http://www.parliament.nz/en-nz/pb/legislation/bills/00DBHOH_BILL64668_1/employment-standards-legislation-bill

This is an omnibus bill amending 5 statutes relating to employment relations—employment standards:

  • the Parental Leave and Employment Protection Amendment Act 1987 (PPL),
  • the Employment Relations Amendment Act 2000,
  • the Holidays Act 2003,
  • the Minimum Wage Amendment Act 1983 and
  • the Wages Protection Amendment Bill 1983.

It is being progressed very rapidly on the back of changes to PPL announced in the budget which have to be made. NZNO does not support aggregating significant changes to employment legislation, which need time to be fully considered. Changes to PPL have been well signaled and consulted on, but other changes, such as those that effectively legitimize “zero hours” contracts have not. We urge members to consider the bill carefully and welcome your comments and feedback. Find links to the legislation, the bills digest (a summary) and parliamentary debates here.

http://www.parliament.nz/en-nz/pb/legislation/bills/00DBHOH_BILL64668_1/employment-standards-legislation-bill

Feedback Due: Please send comments to marilynh@nzno.org.nz or ph 04 494 6372 by 10 October 2015

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PHARMAC discussion document on distribution and supply of vaccines in primary care

PHARMAC is reviewing the way in which it distributes and supplies vaccines to primary care. The changes are intended to improve access to vaccines.

The discussion document is available here:

http://www.pharmac.co.nz/assets/Discussion-Document-Vaccines-Purchasing-Funding-and-Distribution-Arrangements-PDF.pdf

Please consider the impacts of any proposed changes on your practice or access for your clients to vaccines.

Feedback due: Please send your comments to Marilyn Head by Monday October 26 at marilynh@nzno.org.nz or phone 04 4946372 or 0800 283 848.

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NZNO Legislation and Regulation Policy Framework

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 including legislation and regulation.

In 2011, NZNO published 2020 and Beyond: A Vision for Nursing, establishing the parameters for future work in each of the areas of the vision. As a result, in 2012, 2013 and 2014, NZNO consulted on and published its education and models of care policy frameworks.

This next phase of the work involves developing two further policy frameworks: Legislation and Regulation; and Employment. You will find the draft policy framework on Legislation and Regulation below.

Our intention is to consult widely – we have completed consultation with NZNO member groups and are now seeking feedback from other nursing and health professional groups and the wider public.

We are seeking your feedback on the draft policy framework. In particular, we are interested in your feedback on the following points:

Content

  • Are there any gaps or is there too much content?
  • Do you agree or disagree with the statements or the order in which they are presented?

Action points

  • Do you support these?
  • Do you have any recommendations for further or amended action points?

Please feel free to give feedback directly withinn the framework document itself using Track Changes, or to print out, write in pen, then scan and email or post if this is easier. All comments and feedback are warmly welcomed no matter how small or large.

Please forward your feedback on the policy by Thursday 8th October 2015 to jillc@nzno.org.nz or post to PO Box 1195, Nelson 7040

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

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Update to the Disability Action Plan

The Office for Disability Issues is running a public consultation on behalf of the Disabled People’s Organisations and government agencies involved with the Disability Action Plan. It is the first time they have consulted the community as part of a Plan update, which will now happen every year.

We have an opportunity to provide feedback on priorities and actions in the Disability Action Plan.

Unfortunately there is a very tight turn-around for this request with feedback due to the Office for Disability Issues on September 22nd.

NZNO has requested an extension to the due date but this was declined. We will be making a brief submission and encourage you to also do the same directly at:

Disability Action Plan 2014-2018

Please send comments to Jillc@nzno.org.nz by 22 September, 2015.

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