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Submissions made by NZNO

In accordance with its Strategic Plan, the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) actively works towards improved health outcomes for all peoples of Aotearoa New Zealand. One of the ways we do this is by making submissions on health- and social policy-related issues.

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Wellington City Council - Draft long term plan

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Wellington City Council on the draft long term plan 2015/2025

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Inquiry into the 2014 General Election

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Justice and Electoral Committee on the Inquiry into the 2014 general election.

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Coroners Amendment Bill

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Justice and Electoral Committee on the Coroners Amendment Bill

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Asthma Foundation: National Respiratory Strategy

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Asthma Foundation on their  National Respiratory Strategy Survey.

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Prostate Cancer Management and Referral Guidance and Prostate Cancer Active Surveillance Guidance

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Ministry of Health on their consultation on:

  • Prostate Cancer Management and Referral Guidance
  • Prostate Cancer Active Surveillance Guidance
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United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child: Draft 5th New Zealand Periodic Report:

Th New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Ministry of Social Development on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child: Draft 5th Periodic Report by the New Zealand government

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HISO 10052 Ambulance Care Summary Draft Standards

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Ministry of Health on the HISO 10052 Ambulance Care Summary Draft Standards: CDA templates  and data set specifications.

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Scope of practice and qualifications for the Nurse Practitioner

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Nursing Council of New Zealand on the scope of practice and qualifications prescribed by the Nursing Council of New Zealand for the Nurse Practitioner.

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Cross-sectoral ethics arrangements for health and disabilty research

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the National Ethics Advisory Committee on cross-sectoral ethics arrangements for health and disability research.

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Authority to sign Work Capacity Medical Certificates

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Ministry of Social Development on their consultation on the range of health practitioners who should be enabled to sign work capacity certificates: Jobseeker support for Work and Income New Zealand. NZNO supported the proposal to extend authority to registered nurses.

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Ministry of Health - Care closer to home

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Ministry of Health on the care closer to home.

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Health (Protection) Amendment Bill

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Health Committee on the Health (Protection) Amendment Bill introducing changes to improve the management infectious diseases, and a ban on commerical use of UV tanning devices for people under 18 years of age.

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Police (Cost Recovery) Amendment Bill

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Law and Order Committee on the Police (Cost Recovery) Amendment Bill, introduced in anticipation of increased demand for Police vetting services  to meet new regulations implementing the Vulnerable Children's Act. NZNO does not support the Bill and questions the cost effectiveness of proposed screening regulations for regulated health practitioners.

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Commerce Commission - Infant Nutrition, Restrictive Trade Practice

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Commerce Commission supporting the Infant Nutrition Council's application to allow restrictive trade practice in the marketing of breastmilk submstitues (formula) to infants under six months.

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PHARMAC - Reinstating monthly dispensing of various pharmaceuticals

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to PHARMAC on the proposal to reinstate monthly dispensing of various pharmaceuticals

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ACC cost of treatment payments for children under 13

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment on a proposal to increase the rates paid in Accident Compensation (liability to pay or contribute to cost of treatment) regulations 2003 to help support free GPs visits for children under 13.

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More Effective Social Services

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Productivity Commission on its Issues paper on More Effective social Services

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Children's Action Plan - Information sharing

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Children's Action Plan Directorate on the discussion poaper Better Information Sharing for the Children's Action Plan, Better Results for our Vulnerable Children and the draft Approved Information Sharing Agreement (AISA)

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Workplace Exposure Standards and Biological Exposure Indices

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to WorkSafe New Zealand  on the draft Workplace Exposure Standards and Biological Exposure Indices, a technical document defining exposure levels for airborne contaminants in workplaces.

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Child Protection Policy Guidelines

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Ministry of Health on their Consultation on Child Protection Policy Guidelines: Safer Organsiations, Safer Children

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Rainbow-Inclusive Workplaces: A standard for gender and sexual diversity in workplaces

The New Zealand Nurses Organsiation made a submisson to Standards New Zealand on the document: Rainbow-Inclusive Workplaces: A Standard for gender and sexual diverstiy in workplaces

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Children At Risk

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Chidlren's Action Plan directorate in response to a Treasury request for ideas to improve services for children at risk.

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ANZCA Draft Statement on the Assistant for the Anaesthetist PS08

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists on the Draft Statement on the Assistant for the Anaesthetist PS08

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HBL MetroFood Services Auckland, Counties Manukau and Waitemata Business Case

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to Health Benefits Limited on the  Metro Food Services Auckland, Counties Manukau, and Waitemata DHBs Business Case consultation.

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Vulnerable Children Worker Safety Checks

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Ministry of health on the consutlation on the draft  worker safety checks  to implement the Vulenrable Children Act.

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Health IT: HISO Stds 10049.2 10037.3

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the National Health IT Board on the HISO Standards 10049.2 Videoconferencing endpoint naming scheme and HISO 10037.3 Connected Health User to Network Interface Specifications

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HBL Business Case National Infrastructure Platform

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to Health Benefits Limited on their Business Case consultation document for the National Infrastructure Platform

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Proposal 1030 - Health Claims - Supplementary Sports Foods and Electrolyte Drinks

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to  Food Standards Australia and New Zealand rejecting the Proposal P1030 to allow health claims on supplementary sports foods and electrolyte drinks

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CareerForce Unit Standards and Programmes levels 2-5

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to CareerForce on proposed education and qualifications for health care and support workers.  

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PHARMAC Proposal for sole subsidised supply of Jadelle contraceptive implant

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to PHARMAC opposing the proposal for sole subsidised supply of the Jadelle contraceptive implant, and recommending subsidised funding of Implanon NXT

 

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NCNZ Consultation an alternative pathway to registration as a registered nurse

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Nursing Council of New Zealand on their Consultation on Qualifications for Registered Nurse scope of practice which proposes an alternative pathway to registration as a RN  - a preregistration master’s degree in nursing.

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ANZICS Statement Care and Decision-making at the End of Life

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Australia and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS) on their Statement on Care and Decision-making at the End of Life for the Critically Ill, recommending it be more inclusive of nurses and New Zealand culture and practce.

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Proposed Labelling Requirements for Export Infant Formula, Follow-on Formula and Formulated Supplementary Foods for Young Children

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Ministry for Primary Industries on the Proposed labelling Requirements for Export Infant Formula, Follow-on Formula and Formulated Supplementary Foods for Young Children

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Modernising Parental Leave

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment on the discussion document: Modernising Parental Leave: Changes to allow greater access and increased flexibility.

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PHARMAC Proposal to reduce restrictions on Pharmaceuticals

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to PHARMAC  on the proposal to reduce restrictions on a range of pharmaceuticals. The submission also noted that there were cost barriers to some people with allergies as alternatives were not funded

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Developing Regulations to support the new Health and Safety at Work Act

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment on the discussion document:Developing Regulations to support the new Health and Safety at Work Act

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Essential Skills in Demand Proposal

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment on the proposal by the Shortages Review Committee, Immigration New Zealand, to remove all nursing categories from the Essential Skills in Demand lists except the RN (Mental Health)  category which they propose to keep on the Immediate Skills Shortage List. NZNO supports the removal of all nursing categories without exception, because of the continued failure to invest in New Zealand educated nurses - see earlier submissions.  

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Playing by the rules: Strengthening enforcement of employment standard

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment on the discussion document Playing by the rules: Strengthening enforcement of employment standard

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Review of the Enrolled Nurse Qualification

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the NZQA Diploma in Enrolled Nursing Review Group on the Review of the Enrolled Nurse qualification. 

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The Sale of Raw Milk to Consumers

Nurses for Children and Young People of Aotearoa (NCYPA), a professional section of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO), made a submission to the Ministry of Primary Industries on the Sale of Raw Milk to Consumers Consultation document.  NCYPA and NZNO do not support any option which promotes or increases the sale of raw milk to consumers promotion because of the potential for serious health risks particularly for pregnant women, infants, children. 

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New Zealand General Social Survey

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to Statistics New Zealand on the New Zealand Gernal Social Sruvey consultation.

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PHARMAC Proposed Management of Medical Devices

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to PHARMAC on the Proposed Management of Medical Devices.

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National Guidelines for Personal Restraint - Draft 2

The New Zealand Nurses organisation made a submission on the National Guidelines for Personal Restraint- Draft 2, which the the Ministry of Health and Te Pou consider a priority. 

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Voluntary Bonding Scheme

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Ministry of Health on the voluntary bonding scheme to place nurses and midwives and in hard-to-staff communities and hard-to-staff specialties.

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Waikato DHB Accredited Employer Appl

The New Zealand Nurses organisation responded to Immigration New Zealand's request for information on Waikato DHBs application for Accredited Employer  status to recruit registered nurses and midwives.

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Always Review and Report

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Health Quality & Safety Commission New Zealand on the Always Review and Report consultation paper.

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Review of the Essential Skills in Demand

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment on the annual review of the Essential Skills in Demand Review advocating for the first time that nursing be removed from the ESID lists.

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