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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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Final Words: Review of Death and Cremation Certification in New Zealand

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Law Commission on their review of  Death and Cremation Certification in New Zealand, Issues Paper 23.

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Proposed Changes to the General Practice Education Programme

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission on the discussion paper Workforce Requirements for New Models of Service Delivery: Proposed Changes to the General Practice Education Programme developed by the Royal College of General Practitioners, the Medical Council of New Zealand, and Health Workforce New Zealand.

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Council for the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the National Council of Women on Module 4, Discrimination in Legislation for the Council for the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).

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HWNZ Investment Plan Prioritisation Criteria

07 June 2011

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) made a submission to Health Workforce New Zealand on the Investment Plan Prioritisation Criteria.

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HWNZ Proposal to modify regulatory authorities

15 April 2011

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) made a submission to Health Workforce New Zealand on the proposal for a shared secretariat and office function for all health-related regulatory authorities together with a reduction in the number of regulatory authority board members.

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Joint submission on HWNZ Proposal to modify regulatory authorities

15 April 2011

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) was a signatory to the joint submission on the Health Workforce New Zealand proposal for a shared secretariat and office function for all health-related regulatory authorities together with a reduction in the number of regulatory authority board members.

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Regulatory Reform Bill

01 April 2011

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) submitted to the Commerce Committee on the Regulatory Reform Bill.

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Review of Exceptional Circumstances (Pharmac)

25 March 2011

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) submitted to Pharmac on the Review of Exceptional Circumstances (consultation on proposed changes).

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Proposed Guidelines on Extending the Storage Period of Gametes and Embryos

March 2011

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) submitted to the Advisory Committee on Assisted Reproductive Technology (Ministry of Health) on the Proposed Guidelines on Extending the Storage Period of Gametes and Embryos.


Maternity Referral Criteria and processes for the transfer of care

March 2011

NZNO submitted to Allen & Clarke Policy and Regulatory Specialists Ltd (for the Ministry of Health) on the Review of the Maternity Referral Criteria and processes for the transfer of care (the Referral Guidelines).

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Out of Family Respite Services and Community Residential Services within Aged Care Facilities

10 March 2011

NZNO submitted to the Service Specification Programme Manager, National Health Board Business Unit (Ministry of Health) on the Draft (DHB Funded) Service Specifications for People with Chronic Health Conditions for Home Support Services; Out of Family Respite Services and Community Residential Services within Aged Care Facilities.

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Alcohol Reform Bill

18 February 2011

Te Runanga o Aotearoa, New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Justice and Electoral committee on the Alcohol Reform Bill.

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Alcohol Reform Bill

18 February 2011

New Zealand Nurses Organisation's submission to the Justice and Electoral Select Committee on the Alcohol Reform Bill.

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Draft New Zealand Maternity Standards

January 2011

New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) submitted to the Ministry of Health on the Draft New Zealand Maternity Standards.

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Review of the Medical Council's Statement on cosmetic procedures

24 January 2011

New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) submitted to the New Zealand Medical Council on the Review of the Medical Council's Statement on cosmetic procedures.

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Draft English Language Skills Registration Standards

December 2010

New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) submitted to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia on the Consultation on the Draft English Language Skills Registration Standards.

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Targeted Review of the Qualifications System: Mandatory Review of Qualifications at levels 1-6

09 December 2010

New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) submitted to Qualifications Reviews, New Zealand Qualifications Authority, on the Targeted Review of the Qualifications System: Mandatory Review of Qualifications at levels 1-6.


Health Workforce New Zealand Career Planning Project

17 November 2010

NZNO made a submission to the Ministry of Health on the Health Workforce New Zealand (HWNZ) Career Planning Project.

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Levy Rating 2011-2012 and Experience Rating (ACC)

29 October 2010

New Zealand Nurses Organisation submitted to the Accident Compensation Corporation on the Levy Rating 2011-2012 and Experience Rating consultations.

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Annual Minimum Wage Review

22 October 2010

New Zealand Nurses Organisation submitted to the Department of Labour On the Annual Minimum Wage Review.

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Land Transport (Road Safety and other matters) Amendment Bill

October 2010

New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) submitted to the Land Transport Select Committee on the Land Transport (Road Safety and other matters) Amendment Bill (key initiatives forming part of Safer Journeys, the Government’s road safety strategy to 2020, introducing new measures designed to improve the safety of young drivers and to provide the courts with a wider suite of tougher sanctions for serious or repeat driving offenders).

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Guideline for Competence Assessment

21 October 2010

New Zealand Nurses Organisation submitted to the Nursing Council of New Zealand on the Guideline for Competence Assessment.

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Holidays Act Amendment Bill

17 September 2010

New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO submitted to the Transport and Industrial Relations Select Committee on the Holidays Act Amendment Bill.

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Policy Expenditure Review

15 September 2010

New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) submitted to Treasury on the Policy Expenditure Review.

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Health Passport

15 September 2010

New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) submitted to the Health and Disability Commissioner on the Health Passport.

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Employment Relations Amendment Bill No 2

13 September 2010

New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) submitted to the Transport and Industrial Relations Select Committee on the Employment Relations Amendment Bill No 2.

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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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