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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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Nurse Prescribing in Diabetes Services Consultation

10 September 2010

New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) submitted to the Health Workforce Innovations Team, Ministry of Health, and Nursing Council of New Zealand on the Nurse Prescribing in Diabetes Services Consultation.

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2025 Taskforce Committee - closing the income gap with Australia

30 June 2010

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) submitted to the 2025 Taskforce Committee on ways to improve Aotearoa's productivity in order to close the income gap with Australia by 2025.

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Collaborative Pharmacy Practice – Pharmacist Prescribers

30 June 2010

The New Zealand Nurses Organsiation (NZNO) submitted to the Pharmacy Council on the proposed Pharmacist Prescriber Scope of Practice: Pharmacy Practice in a Collaborative Health Team Environment.

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Clinical Guidelines for Stroke Management 2010

29 June 2010

Te Runanga o Aotearoa, New Zealand Nurses Organisation submitted to the New Zealand Guidelines Group on the New Zealand Clinical Guidelines for Stroke Management 2010.

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Draft Guidance Paper for New Zealand Emergency Departments Regarding the Interface with Primary Health Care

18 June 2010

New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZN) submitted to the Ministry of Health on the Draft Guidance Paper for New Zealand Emergency Departments Regarding the Interface with Primary Health Care.

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Draft National Health IT Plan

31 May 2010

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) submitted to the Director of the National Health IT Board on the Draft National Health IT Plan.

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Draft Education programme standards for the Registered Nurse scope of practice

30 April 2010

New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) made a Submission to the Nursing Council of New Zealand on the Draft Education programme standards for the Registered Nurse scope of practice.

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Auckland District Health Board organisation realignment proposal

27 May 2010

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) responded to the proposed Auckland District Health Board organisation realignment.

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Draft Code of Funding

14 May 2010

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) made a submission to Standards New Zealand on the Recommended Changes to the Draft Code of Funding.

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Nurse Entry to Practice Specifications

30 April 2010

New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Ministry of Health on the Draft Revised Nurse Entry to Practice Specifications.

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Draft Education Programme Standards for the Registered Nurse scope of practice

30 April 2010

Te Runanga o Aotearoa, New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Nursing Council of New Zealand on the Consultation on the Draft Education Programme Standards for the Registered Nurse Scope of Practice.

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Effectiveness of arrangements to check the standard of services provided by rest homes

April 2010

New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) made a Submission to the Health Select Committee on the Report from the Controller and Auditor-General on the effectiveness of arrangements to check the standard of services provided by rest homes.

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Guidelines for client selection for dental implants and management of coronal tooth tissue

22 April 2010

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) made a submission to ACC on the Dental Guidelines:

  • revised guideline criteria on client selection for dental implants; and
  • new guidelines on client selection for crowns, bridges, veneers and bleaching non-vital teeth (or the ‘optimum lifetime management of anterior coronal tooth tissue’).
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Investigation into the Tobacco Industry

21 April 2010

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) made an oral submission to the Māori Affairs Select Committee on the Investigation into the Tobacco Industry.

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Auditor General's Report arranagements to check the standard of services provided by rest homes

The new Zeland Nurses organisation made a submission to the Health Select Committee on the Report from the Controller and Auditor-General on the effectiveness of arrangements to check the standard of services provided by rest homes.

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Possible expansion of PHARMAC’s role

1 April 2010

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) made a submission to PHARMAC on the consultation/discussion document for possible expansion of PHARMAC’s role.

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Employment Relations Act 2000 Review of P9: Personal Grievance

31 March 2010

New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) made a Submission to the Department of Labour on the Employment Relations Act 2000 Review of Part 9: Personal Grievance.

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Proposed Amendments to Regulations under the Medicines Act

26 March 2010

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) made a Submission to the Ministry of Health on the Proposed Amendments to Regulations under the Medicines Act. 

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Employment Relations Act 2000 Review of Part 6A: Continuity of Employment

19 March 2010

New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) made a Submission to the Department of Labour on the Employment Relations Act 2000 Review of Part 6A: Continuity of Employment.

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Inquiry into the identification, rehabilitation, and care and protection of child offenders

19 March 2010

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) made a Submission to the Social Services Committee on the Inquiry into the identification, rehabilitation, and care and protection of child offenders.

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Special Foods Consultation Document

19 March 2010

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) made a submission to PHARMAC on the Special Foods consultation Document.

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Towards optimal primary mental health care in the new primary care environment

19 February 2010

Extended to 15 March 2010

New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) made a submission to the Ministry of Health on the Draft Guidance Paper Towards optimal primary mental health care in the new primary care environment.

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Opioid Substitution Service Specifications

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) welcomed the opportunity to contribute to the Opioid Substitution Service Specifications and thanked the Ministry for an extended review period. 

Below is our letter of response which includes:

  • our recommendations for the inclusion of key principles of the Practice Guidelines for Opioid Substitution Treatment NZ practice guidelines (Ministry of Health, 2008) in the service specifications
  • our concerns about the service user’s fee structure
  • our concerns about access to Kaupapa Māori services in these service specifications.
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Competencies and Education Standards for the Revised Enrolled Nurse Scope of Practice

15 March 2010

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission  to the Nursing Council of New Zealand on the Consultation on the Competencies and Education Standards for the Revised Enrolled Nurse Scope of Practice.

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Competencies and Education Standards for the revised Enrolled Nurse Scope of Practice

15 March 2010

Te Runanga o Aotearoa, New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a Submission to the Nursing Council of New Zealand on the Consultation on the Competencies and Education Standards for the revised Enrolled Nurse Scope of Practice February 2010.

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How do we determine if Statutory Regulation is the most appropriate way to regulate health professions?

5 March 2010

New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) made a submission to the Ministry of Health on the discussion document How do we determine if Statutory Regulation is the most appropriate way to regulate Health Professions?

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LECG Report Analysis of Options: Models of Care for the West Coast DHB

26 February 2010

New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the West Coast District Health Board on the LECG Report Analysis of Options: Models of Care for the West Coast District Health Board.

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Pilot of Physician Assistants in Surgery Proposal

24 February 2010

New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Counties Manukau District Health Board (CMDHB) on the Proposal to undertake a Pilot of Physician Assistants in Surgery at CMDHB.

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Targeted Investment Streams for Annual Funding Round

23 February 2010

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) responded to the Health Research Council's consultation document on Targeted Investment Streams for Annual Funding Round.

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Proposal to fund gemcitabine and vinorelbine

23 February 2010

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) responded to PHARMAC's proposal to fund gemcitabine and vinorelbine for relapsed/ refractory Hodgkin's Disease and T-Cell Lymphoma.

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Inquiry into how to improve completion rates of childhood immunisation

12 February 2010

New Zealand Nurses Organisation submission to the Health Services Select Committee on the Inquiry into how to improve completion rates of childhood immunisation.

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Bridging the Gap: a partnership between patients, doctors and DHBs to enhance access to unfunded treatments

4 February 2010

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Otago District Health Board on the consultation document Bridging the Gap: a partnership between patients, doctors and DHBs to enhance access to unfunded treatments.

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Inquiry into the Tobacco Industry in Aotearoa and the Consequences of Tobacco use for Māori

29 January 2010

New Zealand Nurses Organisation Submission to the Māori Affairs Select Committee on the Inquiry into the Tobacco Industry in Aotearoa and the Consequences of Tobacco use for Māori.

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Dietitians Right to access the PHARMAC Schedule for Special Foods

21 December 2009

New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Dietitians Board of New Zealand on Dietitians Right to access the PHARMAC Schedule for Special Foods.

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Stocktake of Accident Compensation Corporation Accounts

7 December 2009

NZNO Submission to the Minister of ACC, Hon Dr Nick Smith, on the Stocktake of Accident Compensation Corporation Accounts.

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Pharmaceutical Management Agency Consumer Participation

3 December 2009

NZNO Submission to PHARMAC on the Pharmaceutical Management Agency Consumer Participation Discussion Document.

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Whānau Ora: A Whānau centered approach to Māori wellbeing

27 November 2009

NZNO submission to the Whānau Ora Secretariat (MSD) discussion paper: Whānau Ora: A Whānau centered approach to Māori wellbeing.

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Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation and Compensation Amendment Bill

24 November 2009

New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Transport and Industrial Relations Select Committee on the Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation and Compensation Amendment Bill.

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Consultation on Amended Scopes of practice and prescribed qualifications

11 November 2009

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) submitted to the Medical Council of New Zealand on the Consultation on Amended Scopes of practice and prescribed qualifications.

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