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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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Draft ICN Health Policy Priorities 2017-2020

The New Zealand Nurses Organsation made a submission to the International Council of Nurses on its consultation document: Draft ICN Health Policy Priorities. 

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SDHB Proposal for Change: Tier 2,3,4 Leadership and Management

The New Zealand Nruses organisation made a submission to the Southern District Health Board strongly opposing its proposal for change to Tier 2,3, & 4 Leadership and Management, which would result in the disestablishment of several senior nursing leadership positions. 

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Family and Whānau Violence Legislation Bill

New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Justice and Electoral Select Committee on Family and Whānau Violence Legislation Bill.

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Essential Skills Visa Review

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment on the Suite of proposed changes to the Essential Skills visa: Discussion document. 

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Investing in New Zealand's Future Health Workforce

New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Health Workforce New Zealand on Investing in New Zealand's Future Health Workforce.

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Essential Skills in Demand Review

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the shortages Review Team, Immigration New Zealand, on the Essential Skills in Demand Review 

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Draft New Zealand Child and Adolescent Asthma Guidelines

New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a Submission to the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation New Zealand

 

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HDC: Research involving adult participants who are unable to provide informed consent.

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Health and Disability Commissioner on the HDC consultation document "Health and disability research involving adult participants who are unable to provide informed consent". 

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Domestic Violence Victim's Protection Bill

Submission to the Select Committee - 24 April 2017

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Draft Anti Microbial Resistance (AMR) Action Plan

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Ministry for Primary Industries and the Ministry of Health on the draft AntiMicrobial Resistance Action Plan. 

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United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous issues

Intervention to the 16th session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous issues, New York  on the following issues:

  • Retention and recruitment of Māori nurses is vital for the future health and wellbeing of our whānau, hapū and iwi. Action is required, to develop a Māori nursing workforce strategy with further investment, resourcing and vision to achieve this goal.
  • It is essential that global health and wellbeing must include indigenous voices at the highest decision making level of health.
  • We acknowledge that ILO 169 is an important document and support a resolution by this forum for ratification.
  • We also agree, that the UN develop an independent monitoring body for the implementation of the declaration

We support a representative group of the national Human Rights institutions be given a mandated seat and speaking rights at the New York United Nations 

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Alzheimers New Zealand - Draft Dementia Services and Standards

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to Alzheimers New Zealand on the Draft Dementia Services and Standards.

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Mental Health Act and Human rights

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Ministry of Health on their consultation on the Mental Health Act and Human Rights  in order to contribute to a shared understanding of the relationship between the Mental Health (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Act 1992 and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990 (NZBORA).

 

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PRIME Service Review

The College of Emergency Nurses (New Zealand) (CENNZ) - NZNO made a submission to the PRIME (Primary Response in Medical Emergencies) Service Review Steering Group Draft Report to NASO (National Ambulance Sector Office).

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Children, Young Persons, and their Families (Oranga Tamariki Amendment Bill

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Social Services Committee on the Children, Young persons, and Their families (Oranga Tamariki) Amendment Bill - the second tranche of legislation reforming CYF care and protection services under the new Ministry of Vulnerable Children - Oranga Tamariki. 

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Te Uru Kahikatea Public Health Workforce

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation contributed to the Minsitry of Health's survey on Te Uru Kahikatea Public Health Workforce Survey.   

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Integrated Health Care Framework for Pharmacists and Doctors

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation submitted a brief response to the Boards of the Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand and the New Zealand Medical Association on their Integrated Health Care Framework for Pharmacists and Doctors.

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Proposal for free Influenza vaccine for community pharmacies

The New Zealand Nurses organisation made a submission to PHARMAC on a proposal to fund a free influenza vaccine to people 65 years and over and pregnant women in community pharmacies from 1 April 2017 

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Health (Fluoridation of Drinking Water) Amendment Bill

The NZNO made a submission to the Health Select Committee on the Health (Fluoridation of Drinking Water) Amendment Bill.

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HQSC National Reportable Event Policy Review

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) made a submission to the Health Quality & Safety Commission on the National Reportable Events Policy Review

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ACC RFI: Preventing and Reducing Wound Infection

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the ACC in response to its RFI on the treatment, planning and management of wounds to prevent and reduce infection. 

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HQSC Pressure Injury: Draft Guidelines

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Health Qaulity and Safety Commission on the Draft Guideline for the Prevention and Management of Pressure Injury.  

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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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