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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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PHARMAC: Proposal to List Orthopaedic products

The New Zealand Organisation made a submission to PHARMAC  on its consutation on a proposal to list Orthopaedic Products on the Pharmaceutical Schedule in Part III of Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule.

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Jadelle Contraceptive Implant Proposal

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to PHARMAC on the Jadelle Contraceptive Implant Proposal.

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National Framework for PDRP

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Nursing Executives of New Zealand on the National Framework and Evidential Requirements for New Zealand Nursing Professional Development and Recognition Programmes.

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Appplication to fund Mirena for contraception

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made an application to PHARMAC to fund the hormonal intrauterine device (IUD) Mirena® for contraception.The Mirena is a type of long-acting, reversible contraception (LARC) using levonorgesterel, a progestin birth control hormone, and has addtional benefits in the treatment and prevention of heavy menstural bleeding and reducing the risk of endometrial cancer. Access to funded Mirena is currently highly restricted. NZNO suggests that funding Mirena for contraception would deliver substantial social, economic, and health benefits; ensure women had access to modern therapies; and would significantly reduce health disparities.

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Productivity Commission Report on New models of Tertiary Education

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Productivity Commission on its Report on New Models of Tertiary Education

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Skilled Migrant Category Review

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment on the proposals for the Skilled Migrant Category. 

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Top of the South Health Alliance Primary and Community Health Strategy

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Nelson Marlborough District Health Board on the Top of the South Health Alliance Primary and Community Health Strategy.

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National Cervical Screening programme National Policy and Quality Standards

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Ministry of Health on the draft National Cervical Screening Programme National Policy and Quality Standards and the updated Guidelines for Cervical Screening in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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Annual Review of the Minimum Wage

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment on the annual review of the minimum wage. NZNO endorses the Council of Trade Union's call for the minimum wage to be raised to $19.88c per hour, and indexed to 66 percent (2/3) of the average wage

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Oral submission on Medically Assisted Dying

The NZNO made an oral submission to Health Select Committee on the Maryan Street petition to investigate fully, public attitudes towards the introduction of legislation which would permit medically-assisted dying in the event of a terminal illness or an irreversible condition which makes life unbearable.

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Review of Drug Utensils Regulation

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a brief submission to the Ministry of Health on its discussion document reviewing drug utensils regulation. 

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A Common Approach to Understanding the Assessment and Management of Family Violence

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Ministry of Justice on its consultation document A Common Approach to Understanding the Assessment and Management of Family Violence

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Draft Health of Older People Strategy

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) made a submission to the Ministry of Health on the Health of Older People Strategy consultation draft. 

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Draft Ethnicity Data Protocols

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Ministry of Health on their draft Ethnicity Data Protocols.

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Essential Skills in Demand Review Submission

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Skills Shortage Review team, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, on the following nursing categories that are currently  on the immediate and long term Essential Skills Shortages  lists. 

Registered Nurse (Aged Care) 254412

Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency) 254415

Registered Nurse (Medical) 254418

Registered Nurse (Mental Health) 254422

Registered Nurse (Perioperative) 254423 

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Proposal for an EPA Notice for disposal of hazardous substances

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Environmental Protection Authority on a Proposal for an EPA Notice for disposal of hazardous substances. 

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Review of Class 4 Gambling

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Departemnt of Internal Affairs on their Discussion Document: Review of Class 4 Gambling. 

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Health Research Strategy

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Health Research Council on its consutation on New Zealand's first Health Research Strategy.

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Draft Regulations for Plain Packaging of Tobacco Products

The New Zealand Nurses Organisations made a submission to the Ministry of Health on their consultation on draft regulations for standardised tobacco products and packaging. 

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Children, Young Persons, and their Families (Advocacy, Workforce and Age settings) Amendment Bill

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Social  Services Select Committee on the  CYPF (Advocacy, Workforce and Age settings) Amendment Bill. NZNO also made an oral submission to the Committee.  

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Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Amendment Bill

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Select Committee on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Amendment Bill.

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Health Research Strategy Consultation

Submission to the HEALTH RESEARCH COUNCIL

Health Research Strategy Consultation
Date: 18 July 2016

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Proposal for sole subsidised supply of progestogen-only long-acting intra-uterine system (LIUS) (Mirena)

The New Zealand Nurses organisation made a submission opposing PHARMAC's proposal for sole subsidised supply of Mirenas, a hormonal IUD. NZNO opposed the proposal because it continues to restrict access to subsidised mirenas for both long- acting reversible contraception and heavy bleeding. NZNO recommends wider access  

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The Use of Cryopreserved Ovarian Tissue to Restore Ovarian Function: Proposed advice to the Minister of Health

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission in support of the Advisory Committee on Assisted Reproductive Technology (ACART) proposed advice to the Minister that the use of cryogenically preserved ovarian tissue to restore ovarian function should be treated as an established procedure, without the need for case by case ethical review. 

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Dietitians Scope of Practice – consultation 2

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Dieticians Board Registrar on Dietitians Scope of Practice – consultation 2.

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Inquiry into whānau access to and management of Tūpāpaku

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Māori Affairs Select Committee about whānau access to and management of Tūpāpaku.

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Draft 2017 Voluntary Bonding Scheme

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Ministry of Health on the Draft 2017 Voluntary Bonding Scheme.

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Proposal to amend listings in the National Immunisation Schedule (NIS)

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to Pharmac on the proposal to amend listings in the National Immunisation Schedule (NIS).

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Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Display of low alcohol beverages and other remedial matters) Amendment Bill

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Justice and Electoral Committee on the Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Display of low-alcohol beverages and other remedial matters) Amendment Bill.

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NZQA Standards on Cervical Screening

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the draft NZQA review of Cervical Screening Unit Standard. We support the intent of the document which is related to the appropriate training and standards required for safe and competent cervical screening practice. We believe that the document should use a holistic approach to addressing basic health issues that would aid women having cervical screening.

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Midwifery Recertification

The New Zealand Nurses Organsiation made a submission to the Miwifery council on propsed changes to Recertification Programme for midwives.

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Perioperative Mortality Review Committee Recommendations

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Perioperative Mortality Review Committee on  proposed recommendations for improved care for the 2016 Report.

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Proposal to list Nivolumab (Opdivo) for advanced melanoma

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to PHARMAC on the proposal to list Nivolumab (Opdivo) for advanced melanoma.

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Review of Essential Skills in Demand Lists

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) welcomes the opportunity to once again contribute to the current review of occupational categories on the essential skills in demand lists. NZNO is the leading professional association and registered union for nurses in Aotearoa New Zealand, representing over 47 000 nurses, midwives, students, kaimahi hauora and health workers on a range of employment-related and professional issues.

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Essential skills in demand NZNO (pdf 550kb)

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The Introduction of Fit for Purpose Omics- Based Technologies – think piece

The New Zealand Nurse Organisation made a submission to the National Health Committee on its consultation on The Introduction of Fit for Purpose Omics- Based Technologies – think piece.

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Emissions Trading Scheme Review 2 (Other Matters)

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a further submission to the Ministry for the Environment on the Emissions Trading Scheme Review (other matters) consultation.

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Oral submissions TPPA

The president and Kaiwhakahaere of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation made  oral submissions in support of NZNO’s written submission (below) to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Select Committee on the International Treaty Examination of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA).

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Ministry of Health Secure Dementia Unit Design

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Ministry of Health Health and the University of Auckland School of Nursing about the Secure Dementia Unit Design Reference Guide.

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Substance Addiction (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Bill

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Health Committee on the Substance Addiction(Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Bill.

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ACC Appeal Changes

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment on the consultation on  proposed ACC Appeal changes.  

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Draft Organisational Healthy Food and Drink Policy

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the National District Health Board Food and Drink Network on their draft Organisational Healthy Food Policy.

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Review of the Code for Advertising to Children and the Children's Code for Advertising Food

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Advertising Standards Authority on the Review of the Code of Advertising to Children and the Children's Code for Advertising Food. 

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