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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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ANZICS Death & Organ Donation

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Australia New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS) draft statement on death and organ donation.   

Please see the file attached, for a copy of our feedback.

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Tax Review

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Tax Working Group on the  Tax Review.

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Health National Screening Bill Amendment

A submission has been made to Health Committee on thir Health (National Cervical Screening Programme) Amendment Bill. NZNO has consulted its members and staff in the preparation of this submission, in particular members of the Womens Health College, Te Rūnanga o Aotearoa and policy advisers.

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Statistical Standard on Sexual Orientation

NZNO welcomes the opportunity to comment briefly to Statistics New Zealand on the development of a statistical standard for sexual orientation.

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International Treaty Examination of the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacifc Partnership

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee on the CPTPPA

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Draft Guidelines for Schools Developing a Firearms Policy

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Minisitry of Education on the Draft Guidelines for Schools developing a Firearms Policy.

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Delivering on the Pharmacy Action Plan

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to TAS on Delivering on the Pharmacy Action Plan

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Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Amendment Bill

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Health Select Committee on the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Amendment Bill.

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Child Poverty Reduction Bill

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Social Services and Community Committee on the Child Poverty Reduction Bill.

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Reclassification of influenza vaccine

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Ministry of Health on a proposal to the Medicines Classification Committee to reclassify influenza vaccine.

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Misuse of Drugs (Medicinal Cannabis) Amendment Bill

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Health Select Committee supporting the Misuse of Drugs (Medicinal Cannabisl) Amendment Bill.

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Proposed Donation and Surrogacy Guidelines: Stage 2 consultation

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa (NZNO) welcomes the opportunity to provide feedback on the above Proposed Donation and Surrogacy Guidelines: Stage 2 consultation.

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United Nations Human Rights Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights- Aotearoa New Zealand

Te Rūnanga o Aotearoa, NZNO contributed to the Aotearoa New Zealand collective shadow report on the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) to the United Nations Human Rights Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.  This report highlighted current issues of pay parity for Māori nurses and Māori health workforce retention and recruitment issues. 

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Families Commission Act Repeal Bill

The New Zealand Nurses organisation made a submission to the Social Services and Community Committee on the Families Commission Act Repeal Bill.  

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End of Life Choice Bill

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) welcomes the opportunity to comment to the Justice Committee on the End of Life Choice Bill.  NZNO has consulted its members and staff in the preparation of this submission, in particular members of Womens Health, Neonatal Nurses College, Te Rūnanga o Aotearoa and professional nursing and policy advisers.

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PHARMAC - Various proposals

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation provided feedback to PHARMAC on various proposals regarding access to Montelukast tablets; single use instruments and VTE Prevention Products; Sustagen Hospital Formula list price increase; and listing orthopaedic implants and associated products.

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MSC Examination Policy & Guidelines - online exam for overseas practitioners.

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation provided further feedback on the Medical Sciences Council's consultation document : Examination Policy and Guidelines - a plan to introudce an online examination for the registration of overseas-trained practitioners, including anaesthetic technicians. 

Fruther feedback was provided on the proposed expansion of the AT scope of practice.

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Births, Deaths, Marriages, Relationships Registration bill

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Government and Administration Committee on the Births, Death, Marriages and Relationships Bill

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Application to PHARMAC to fund menstrual management products in schools

NZNO supported an application to PHARMAC to fund menstrual management products in schools, as a low risk, cost effective primary health care strategy to address poor health and edcuational outcomes for girls who cannot afford them, and to encourage healthy attitudes to and management of menstruation. 

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Registration of Social Workers Bill

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Social Services and Community Select Committee on the Registration of Social Workers Bill.

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Let's Get Wellington Moving

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Wellington City Council on the joint transport initiative  "Lets Get Wellington Moving" .

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Funding application: Levonorgestrel intrauterine systems (LIUS) – next steps

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a further submission to PHARMAC on NZNO's 2016 proposal to fund Mirena (or equivalent LIUS) for contraception.  

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Reprocessing Reusable Medical Devices Standards Amendment

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission regarding proposed amendments to to the steam sterilising protocols and testing standards in AS/NZS 4187 Reprocessing Reusable Medical Devices in Health Service Organizations. 

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Review of the Anaesthetic Technician Scope of Practice and Competence Standards for a proposed Perioperative Practitioner Scope of Practice.

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Medical Sciences Council on their Review of the Anaesthetic Technician Scope of Practice and Competence Standards for a proposed Perioperative Practitioner Scope of Practice.

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Protecting Workers from Solar UV Radiation - Draft Guideline

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation provided feedback on Worksafe New Zealand's Protecting Workers from Solar UV Radiation Draft Guideline.  

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HISO NHI Standard

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Health Information Standards Organisation on a proposed number  format change to the NHI. 

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Regulation of Social Workers Legislation: NCW consultation

The New Zealand Nurses organisation made a submission to the Natinal Council of Women on their consultation on the registration of social workers legislation. 

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HISO Allied Health Data Set Standard.

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Health Information Standards Organisation (HISO) on the Draft 10065 Allied Health Data Set Standard

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Transition towards a lower net emissions economy

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a breif submission to the Productivity Commission on their issues paper:  Transition Towards a Lower Net Emissions Economy

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PHARMAC Zoster vaccine for shingles for older persons

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to PHARMAC supporting the proposal to fund zoster vaccine for the prevention of shinges in persons aged over 65 years. 

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Fertility Services Standards Review: survey

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation responded to the Ministry of Health's survey, as part of the Fertility Services Starndards Review.  

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P1028 Regulation of Infant formula products for special dietary use

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) on their consultation paper P1028- Regulation of Infant formula: infant formula products for special dietary use. 

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Measuring and Improving State Sector Productivity

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Productivity Commission on its consultation paper: Measuirng and Improving State Services Productivity

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Guidance for Follow up Care of Lung Cancer Patients

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation and the Cancer Nurses College, NZNO gave feedback to the National Lung Cancer Working Group on the draft National Guidance - follow up and supportive care of lung cancer patients after curative intent therapy

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PHARMAC Proposal to widen access to ciprofloxacin drops

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to PHARMAC supporting the proposal to widen access to ciprofloxacin eyedrops  for the second line treatment of chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM),  

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Diabetes Management Products Consultation

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) welcomes the opportunity to comment on
PHARMAC’s proposal to enter into a new sole supply arrangement with Pharmaco (NZ) Limited for an expanded range of CareSens self-monitoring diagnostic test meters and associated test strips.

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Heath and Disability Services Standards Review

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation completed the Ministry of Health's survey as part of the Health and Disability Service Standards Review.   

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PHARMAC Change of access to funded nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) and emergency contraceptive pill (ECP) proposal

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to PHARMAC  on their proposal to change access to funded NRT and ECP. 

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Proposed Integrated Family Health Centre in Buller

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation wrote a letter of support for the Buller/Kawatiri community's oral submission to the Health Select Committee, opposing the current proposal for the Westport Integrated Family Health Centre (IFHC).

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Essential Skills in Demand Review

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to Immigration New Zealand on the Review of the Essential Skills in Demand lists. 

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Sugary Drink Tax for New Zealand

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Policy Brief: A Sugary Drink Tax for New Zealand, produced by the New Zealand Beverage Guidance Panel. This submission is informed by consultation with members of the NZNO.

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ICN Draft Position Statement: Safe Staffing Levels

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the International Council of Nurses (ICN) on the Draft  Position Statement: Safe Staffing Levels 

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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. 

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BPACNZ Draft Guidelines Sepsis

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to BPACNZ on their draft guidelines for Sepsis: Recognition, diagnosis and early management

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Strategy to prevent suicide in New Zealand

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to  the Ministry of Health on the Draft Strategy to prevent suicide in New Zealand. 

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Regulating Paramedics under the HPCA Act

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation, and the College of Emergency Nurses New Zealand made submissions to the Ministry of Health's consultation document on a proposal by the Ambulance sector to regulate the  paramedic workforce under the Health Practtioners Competence Assurance Act 2003.  

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Education (Tertiary Education and Other Matters) Amendment Bill

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Education and Science Committee on the Education (Tertiary Education and Other Matters) Amendment Bill, opposing proposed changes to funding mechanisms  aassociated with  "equal treatment" of private and public providers of tertiary education.

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United Nations Human Rights Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

Te Rūnanga o Aotearoa, NZNO contributed to the Aotearoa New Zealand collective shadow report on the Elimination of all forms of racial discrimination shadow report to the United Nations Human Rights Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.  Representatives of the collective presented this submission in Geneva.

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