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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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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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Adult Asthma Quick Reference Guide

Te Rūnanga o Aotearoa, New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Asthma Foundation New Zealand on the Adult Asthma Quick Reference Guide.

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Children's Workforce Core Competencies: Draft Framework

The New Zealand Nurses Organsiation made a submission to Health Workforce New Zealand on the Children's Workforce Core Competencies: Draft Framework consultation document.  

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Medsafe: Medicines Data Sheet

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to Medsafe on the Guideline on the Regulation of Therapeutic Products in New Zealand - Part 10: Requirements for information for prescribers and consumers (Edition 7.0)

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International Treaty Examination of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA)

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

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RNZCGP: Climate Change, Health, and General Practice in Aotearoa and the Pacific

The New Zealand Nurses organisation commneted on the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners draft Position Statement on Climate Change, Health, and General Practice in Aotearoa and the Pacific

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Taking Action on Fetal Alcohol Specturm Disorder

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Ministry of Health on their discussion document Taking action on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

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New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme Review 2015/2016

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Ministry for the Environment on a discussion document on the Emissions Trading Scheme Review 2015/2016

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Amendment of Regulations to enable optometrists to issue standing orders

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Ministry of Health on their consultation on the amendment of the Medicines (Standing Order) Regulations to enable optometrists with therapeutic pharmaceutical agent’s endorsement to issue standing orders.

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Marrakesh Treaty: Possible Accession and Options for Implementation

The New Zealand Nurses Organsiation made a submission to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment on the Marrakesh Treaty which aims to increase access to published works for persons who are blind, visually impaired or print disabled

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NZ Public Health & Disability (SDHB) Election Bill

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Health Select Committee on the NZ Public Health & Disability (SDHB) Election Bill.

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Draft Report to UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Ministry for Women on the draft Eighth Periodic Report by the government of New Zealand to CEDAW (UN Council for the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women).

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Draft Family Violence Assessment and Intervention Guideline: Child abuse and intimate partner violence

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation commented on the draft update of the Family Violence Assessment and Intervention Guideline: Child abuse and intimate partner violence.

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The Right to Health and Indigenous Peoples

Te Rūnanga o Aotearoa, New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner on the Right to Health and Indigenous Peoples.

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Medically Assisted Dying - Maryan Street Petition

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the 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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Employment Mediation Services Proposal

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Ministry of Business, Employment and Innovation on the Employment Mediation Services Proposal.

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2016 Draft Budget Policy Statement

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Finance and Expenditure Select Committee on the 2016 Draft Budget Policy Statement

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Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Building and Housing Select Committee on the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill

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Maternal and Child Health Promotion Service Review

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Ministry of Health on the Maternal and Child Health Promotion Service Review.

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Draft Options for the Regulation of Prescribing and Dispensing

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Ministry of Health on their consultation papter Draft Options for the Regulation of Prescribing and Dispensing in New Zealand. 

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Official Information Act Review

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Office of the Ombudsman on the Official Information Act Review

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Topics for Environmental Reporting

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a brief submission to the Ministry for the Environment on their consultation document: Topics for Environmental Reporting.

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Update of the New Zealand Health Strategy: Consultation Draft

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Ministry of Health on the Update of the New Zealand Health Strategy: Consultation Draft

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Keep Kiwibank Bill

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Finance and Expenditure Committee supporting the Keep Kiwibank Bill.

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Child and Youth Mortality Review Committee Recommendations re Pertussis

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Child and Youth Mortality Review Committee on draft recommendations regarding pertussis.  

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