Consultation

Position Statement: Bullying

A position statement on bullying that clearly states the unacceptability of bullying behavior in the work context of nurses has been requested.  This would be in addition to the other resources that NZNO provides on recognizing, addressing and preventing bullying in workplaces.

The draft attached has had input from NZNO staff members and was drafted using research about nurses and colleagues in other health professions who are at elevated risk of experiencing bullying at work.

Please send feedback to sue.gasquoine@nzno.org.nz by 5th November 2018

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National Guidance on Follow up and a Supportive Care of lung cancer patients after curative intent therapy

Your feedback is sought on the second draft (Consultation V2) of the ‘National Guidance on Follow up and a Supportive Care of lung cancer patients after curative intent therapy’ – Provisional  developed by the National Lung Cancer Working Group (NLCWG) and sub work group. 

The guidance document is available below.

Please send feedback either directly or using the feedback form below to marilyn.head@nzno.org.nz by 14 October 2018

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Rewrite of family justice reforms

The 2014 changes were meant to help people resolve parenting disputes without having to go to court, but have in fact led to the opposite as there’s been a huge increase in the number of urgent ‘without notice’ applications which have to be put before a Family Court judge. This may have affected you personally or in your role as nurses.

Feedback will inform the Independent Panel’s understanding of how the system is working for children, parents, guardians, family and whānau.

Please find the draft guidance at the links below in English and Te Reo Māori:

https://consultations.justice.govt.nz/policy/rewriting-family-justice-reforms/user_uploads/have-your-say-on-the-family-justice-system-english.pdf

https://consultations.justice.govt.nz/policy/rewriting-family-justice-reforms/user_uploads/whakaputahia-o-whakaaro-maori.pdf

Please send feedback to leanne.manson@nzno.org.nz by 2 November 2018.

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Reform of the State Sector Act 1988

Members are invited to contribute their views and knowledge as nurses on the reform of the State Sector Act, a process that aims to ensure New Zealand has a public service that reflects the people it serves.

NZNO welcomes your feedback on how the legislative changes may enable delivery of better services and outcomes, for example, how the public service meets its Treaty obligations and supports Māori, workforce development in the public sector etc.

Please find a brief overview of the proposed changes to the act here: https://www.havemysay.govt.nz/state-sector-act-1988-review-short-form/creating-a-modern-public-service-for-a-modern-new-zealand/

Please send feedback to leanne.manson@nzno.org.nz by 8 October 2018.

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Embedding Wellbeing in the Public Finance Act 1989

Members are invited to contribute their views and knowledge as nurses on a proposed amendment to the Public Finance Act to include “wellbeing” in its broadest sense at the heart of policies and fiscal decisions.

NZNO welcomes your feedback on the following specific questions from Treasury:

  • Whether you agree with the proposal to require the Government to set out how its wellbeing objectives, along with its fiscal objectives, will guide its Budget decisions? Why or why not?
  • What do you think are the main impacts of implementing this proposal?
  • What else does the Government need to consider when making the proposed changes, eg, to retain sufficient flexibility for future Governments to adapt their approach to wellbeing in response to changing circumstances or new information?
  • Whether you agree with the proposal to require the Treasury to report on wellbeing indicators, alongside macroeconomic and fiscal indicators? Why or why not? 
  • Which of the options do you think best meets the objective to create consistent, meaningful and enduring reporting on wellbeing indicators? Why? 
  • What do you think are the main impacts of implementing this proposal?

Please find the consultation request attached below: https://treasury.govt.nz/publications/consultation/embedding-wellbeing-public-finance-act-1989

Please send feedback to leanne.manson@nzno.org.nz by 5 October 2018.

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Trade for All – Health Information

Digital technologies which enable health information to be stored, assessed and transmitted between countries is central to global trade. NZNO seeks your feedback on the digital exchange of health information eg for assessment, treatment, storage, research etc that is currently taking place and what processes are in place to assure the quality of advice and to protect that information. (Ie what  exchanges are happening now, and any potential exchanges).

This will inform NZNO’s response to the government’s Trade for All Agenda, a chance to consider trade policy in general. NZNO has advocated for trade policy and agreements that protect public health, human and indigenous rights, and enhance equity within and between countries. https://www.mfat.govt.nz/en/trade/nz-trade-policy/trade-for-all-agenda/

Please send feedback to marilyn.head@nzno.org.nz by 7 October 2018.

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NZ Health Research Strategy 2017-2027

Member feedback is sought  on:

  • the overall framework for health research
  •  suggestions for specific health research priorities; and

Each of the five draft strategic investment areas outlined in the Health Research Council’s consultation document.

You can participate through an online survey open until 12 October, and/or provide direct feedback to Marilyn.Head@nzno.org.nz  by 7 October 2018.

Please note key priorities for NZNO research have recently included nursing workforce, Māori health, assisted dying, medicinal cannabis, and vaping. Also see recent research publications: https://www.nzno.org.nz/resources/research

Please send feedback to marilyn.head@nzno.org.nz by 7 October 2018.

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Trade for All – Health Information between Countries

Digital technologies which enable health information to be stored, assessed and transmitted between countries is central to global trade. NZNO seeks your feedback on the digital exchange of health information eg for assessment, treatment, storage, research etc that is currently taking place and what processes are in place to assure the quality of advice and to protect that information. (Ie what  exchanges are happening now, and any potential exchanges).

This will inform NZNO’s response to the government’s Trade for All Agenda, a chance to consider trade policy in general. NZNO has advocated for trade policy and agreements that protect public health, human and indigenous rights, and enhance equity within and between countries. https://www.mfat.govt.nz/en/trade/nz-trade-policy/trade-for-all-agenda/ 

Please send feedback to marilyn.head@nzno.org.nz by 7 October 2018.

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Strategy to Prevent and Minimise Gambling Harm for 2019/20 to 2021/22

The government is reviewing the Strategy to Prevent and Minimise Gambling Harm for 2019/20 to 2021/22 in response to the increasing number of people affected by gambling harm, no improvement in harm reduction over the past seven years and persistent health inequities for the most affected at-risk population groups. It is proposing an outcomes framework, promoting safer gambling environments and host responsibilities, targeted research on harm reduction and prevention,  introducing residential care and peer support and piloting new service models within the current budget. It asks, but makes not proposals about “incentivising” operators to move machines as needs assessment shows that approximately 50 percent of all electronic gaming machines or ‘pokies’ are in the most socioeconomically deprived areas of the country.

Please send feedback to marilyn.head@nzno.org.nz by September 18, 2018.

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Draft Family Violence Information Sharing Guidance

NZNO seeks your feedback on draft guidance on managing and sharing information in the family violence sector. Feedback will inform the rules and guidelines when the Family Whanau Violence Legislation passes and comes into force.

Please find the draft guidance attached here:

https://consultations.justice.govt.nz/policy/information-sharing-guidance-fv-sector/user_uploads/draft-guidance-fv-information-sharing.pdf

Please send feedback to marilyn.head@nzno.org.nz by 29 August 2018.

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Draft National Ethical Standards for Health and Disability Research: Consultation document

NZNO seeks member feedback on the Draft National Ethical Standards for Health and Disability Research: Consultation document

In particular feedback is sought on:

  • whether the Standards are fit for purpose: are the contents of the Standards helpful, clear, relevant and workable?
  • whether the Standards covers all relevant ethical issues: are there matters missing which are on topics where ethical guidance should be provided? Are there any conflicts with other standards, laws or current pieces of work that should be considered?
  • general feedback: should any paragraphs be amended? Are there terms that are confusing or could be better defined?

To take part in the consultation, please complete the online consultation at https://consult.health.govt.nz/neac/national-ethics-standards  (Citizen Space) by 20 September 2018.

Alternatively, please provide feedback to support the NZNO submission.

Please send feedback to jinny.willis@nzno.org.nz by 13 September 2018.

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Indicators Aotearoa New Zealand – Ngā Tūtohu Aotearoa

NZNO seeks your feedback on the development of wellbeing indicators to track NZ’s progress. The indicators aim to:

  • go beyond economic measures such as GDP, to include wellbeing and sustainable development;
  • build on international best practice;
  • include cultural and Te Ao Māori perspectives;
  • enable government, councils, businesses, communities and individuals to make choices around wellbeing and sustainability and
  • align with the Treasury’s Living Standards framework.

Please see link below:

https://www.stats.govt.nz/consultations/indicators-aotearoa-new-zealand-nga-tutohu-aotearoa-consultation

Please send feedback to leanne.manson@nzno.org.nz by Monday 21st September  2018.

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Social Media Guidelines review

These guidelines were originally developed in 2012 as a collaboration between NZNO, NSU/TRT and the Nurse Educators in the Tertiary Sector (NETS) group.  This review and update has achieved the same collaboration with wide consultation with NSU/TRT and NETS.  The primary changes include:

  • The guidelines being made more generic to cover the greater number of social media platforms in use rather than being Facebook specific
  • The new legislation now in place – the Harmful Digital Communications Act (2015)
  • The development and inclusion of a glossary

Consultation with NSU/TRT and NETS has generated enthusiasm for making the guidelines available in a variety of formats including a video.  Feedback on this aspect of publication is also sought.

Please send feedback to sue.gasquoine@nzno.org.nz by 31st August 2018.

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Māori Health Workforce Survey- Te Iti Me Te Rahi Everyone Counts

Te Rūnanga, NZNO encourages all our members to  support this survey. The survey aims to provide a much-needed baseline of the Māori health workforce and their needs.

Results from the survey will be reported back to stakeholders, including health boards, Ngā Pou Mana, participating registration bodies, and non-government organisations.

Te Iti Me Te Rahi: Everyone Counts builds on Te Rau Matatini Profiling the Maori Health Workforce 2017 and will contribute toward:

  • developing and advancing a Māori health workforce;
  • developing career pathways;
  • promoting innovation, and aligning health education and training with Māori, health and social needs; and
  • implementing an agenda conducive to attaining Māori aspirations and health goals.

Te Iti Me Te Rahi Survey CLICK HERE

The survey will remain open until September and further information can be found at http://teraumatatini.com/news/m%C4%81ori-health-workforce-te-iti-me-te-rahi-everyone-counts

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MEDSAFE

Part 11. Clinical trials – regulatory approval and good clinical practice requirements

NZNO seeks member feedback on the Update to the Guideline on the Regulation of Therapeutic Products – Part 11: Clinical trials.

The revision reflects changes in technology, and addresses which have arisen since the guidelines were last updated early 2015. It clarifies the requirement for Clinical Trial Site Notification.

Please find a link to the update here: https://consult.health.govt.nz/medsafe/guideline-regulation-therapeutic-products-part-11/consultation/

Send feedback to jinny.willis@nzno.org.nz by 31 July 2018 

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