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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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Model of Care for Acute Aortic Stenosis

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Ministry of Health in response to a consultation on recommendations to improve the model of care for severe aortic stenosis.  

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Draft Pharmacy Action Plan

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Ministry of Health on the Draft Pharmacy Action Plan 2015-2020

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Disability Action Plan Update

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Office for Disability Issues on the Disability Action Plan Update.

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Parental Leave and Employment Protection (six months leave and work contact hours) Amendment Bill

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Government Administration Committee in support of the Parental Leave and Employment Protection (six months leave and work contact hours) Amendment Bill.

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Pharmac: Vaccines - Purchasing, Funding and Distribution Arrangements

The New Zealand Nurses Organsiation made a submission to PHARMAC opposing the two alternatives  proposed for a new 'purchase and claim'  model for puchasing, funding and distribution arrangements for vaccines.

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A Guide to the Commissioning Framework for Mental Health and Addiction 2015

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Ministry of Health on their 'Guide to the Commissioning Framework for Mental Health and Addiction 2015.

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Health and Safety at Work, Worker Engagement Representation and Participation Regulations 2016

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment on the exposure draft of the Health and Safety at Work (Worker Engagment, Representation and Participation) Regulations 2016.  

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Minimum Wage Review

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Ministry of Business, Employment and Innovation on the Minimum Wage Review.

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Health Practitioners (Replacement of Statutory References to Medical Practioners) Amendment Bill

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Health Select committee on the  Health Practitioners (Replacement of Statutory References to Medical Practioners) Amendment Bill

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Employment Standards Legislation Bill

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Transport and Industrial Relations Committee on the Employment Standards Legislation Bill

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Update of the Health of Older People Strategy

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Ministry of Health on ideas for an updated Strategy for the Health of Older People 

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Minimum Wage (Contractors Remuneration) Amendment Bill

the New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Transport and Industrial Relations Committee on the Minimum Wage (Contractors Remuneration) Amendment Bill.

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Family Violence Law Review

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Ministry of Justice on the Family Violence Law Review.

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Proposed schedule of medicines for registered nurses working in specialist ophthalmology teams

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Nursing Council of New Zealand's proposed schedule of medicines for registered nurses working in specialist ophthalmology teams.

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Strategy to Prevent and Minimise Gambling Harm 2016/2017 to 2018/2019

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Ministry of Health on their consulation document: Strategy to Prevent and Minimise Gambling Harm 2016/17 to 2018/2019.

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Informed Consent and Assisted Reproductive Technology: Proposed advice to the Minister of Health

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Advisory Committee on Assisted Reproductive Technology (ACART) on their proposed advice to the Minister of Health on informed consent in the context of assisted reproductive procedures for gamete donors at the point of intial consent and at later stages of the donation process.  

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WHO Draft Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health: Workforce 2030

The New Zealand Nurses orgnaisation made a submission to the World Health Organaization on the draft Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health: Workforce 2030

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HQSC Transparency of Information

The Perioperative Nurses College, NZNO and the New Zealand Nurses Organisation and made a submission to the Health Quality and Safety Commission on the draft position paper on the Transparency of Information related to Medical/Service Interventions.

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PHARMAC Proposal in relation to Dietitian Prescribers

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to PHARMAC supporting the proposal to remove a rule limiting subsidies being paid on dietitian's prescripitions to enable dietitians to prescribe anythign for subsidy that is is consitent with their scope of practice.

 

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BPACNZ Urinary Incontinence in Women Guildeline

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to BPAC NZ (Best Practice Advocacy Centre) on the contextualisation of NICE Guidelines for best practice for Urininary Incontinence in Women in Aotearoa New Zealand .   

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National Respiratory Strategy

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Asthma Foundation on the [Draft] Nationall Respiratory Strategy

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New Zealand Health Strategy Update

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Director-General of Health on the update of the New Zealand Health Strategy.

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Health (Infectious and Notifiable Diseases) (HIND) Regulations 1966

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Ministry of Health on proposed new regulations for infectious and notifiable diseases needed to implement the Health Protection Amendment Bill.
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Living well with diabetes: A draft plan for health services for people with diabetes 2015 - 2020

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Ministry of Health on living well with diabetes: A draft plan for health services for people with diabetes 2015 - 2020.

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PHARMAC Proposal for community and hospital listing of respiratory devices

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to PHARMAC on its proposal for community and hospital listing of respiratory devices.

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Support for Children in Hardship Bill

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Social Services Committee on the Support for Children in Hardshop Bill giving effect to the four year "child hardship package" announced in the 2015 budget.

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Food Standards Code Nutrition labelling

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to Food Standards Australia and New Zealand on the Proposal P1037 Amendments associated with Nutrition Content & Health Claims opposing exemptions from claim requirements in the food Standards code for trademarked elements of the Health Star rating system. 

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Accident Compensation (Financial Responsibility and Transparency) Amendment Bill

The New Zealand Nurses organisation made a submission to the Transport and Industrial Relations Select Committee on the Accident Compensation (Financial
Responsibility and Transparency) Amendment Bill.

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More Effective Social Services Draft Report

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Productivity Commission on the Draft Report on their Issues Paper: More Effective Social Services

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HISO 10050.2:2015 Maternity Care Summary Standard

The New Zealand Nurses organisation made a submission to the Health Infromation Standards organisation on the standard for interoperability between the new national Maternity Clincial Information System, (MCIS) and community based information systems. 

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Children's Workforce Core Competencies

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Childrens Action Plan Directorate, Ministry of Health on the Children’s Workforce: Core Competencies discussion document.

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Ministry of Health Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade Tobacco

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Ministry of Health on the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade Tobacco.

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Careerforce New Zealand Certificate (level 4) and Diploma (level5)

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to Careerfroce on the development of the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 4) (Community) and the New Zealand Diploma in Health and Wellbeing (level 5)

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Voluntary Bonding Scheme

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to health workfroce new Zealand on the Voluntary Bonding Scheme for Nurses and Midwives for 2016.

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Setting New Zealand's Post 2020 Climate Change Target

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Ministry for the Environment on Setting New Zealand's post 2020 climate change target.

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Verification of Death

The New Zealand Nurses organisation made a submission  on the draft death guideline for verification of death

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Disabled Children: Voluntary Out-of-Home Care

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Ministry of Social Development on the Disabled Children: Voluntary out-of-home Care discussion document.

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Health and Safety at Work (General Risk and Workplace Management) Regulations

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Ministry of  Business, Innovation and Employment on the Exposure Draft of the Health and Safety at Work (General Risk and Workplace Management ) Regulations.

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Principles and Guidance for the Last Days of Life

The New Zealand Nurses organisation made a submission to the Palliative Care Council of New Zealand, on Principles and Guidance for the last days of life: Te Ara Whakapiri - the path of closeness and unity. NZNO strongly supports the intent of the proposed guidelines and acknowledges the advocacy of the wider palliative sector networks to ensure end of life pathway concerns are raised and addressed.

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Worker Safety Checks: Vulnerable Children's Act Regulations

The New Zealand Nurses organisation made a further submission to the Ministry of Health, on the Vulnerable Children’s (Requirements for Safety Checks) Regulations 2015 and Advice for Interpreting and Applying the Regulations. In general NZNO supports identity checks, and to some extent police vetting of the children's workforce, but has reservations about the three yearly police checks, the transparency of reference checking, and the individual interviewing and risk assessment components.

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Smokefree Nurses Aotearoa Primary Health Care Strategy

The New Zealand Nurses organisation made a submission to Smokefree Nurses Aotearoa New Zealand, on the Smokefree Nurses Aotearoa Primary Health Care Strategy. Overall, NZNO strongly supports the intent of the strategy, and the vision for nurses to support the Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 goal.

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PHARMAC's proposed approach to market share procurement for hospital medical devices

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to PHARMAC on its proposed approach to market share procurement for hospital medical devices.

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Review of the Essential Skills in Demand

The New Zealand Nurses organisation made a submission to the Shortages Review Team, Immigration New Zealand, Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment, on the annual Review of the Essential Skills in Demand . NZNO recommended that all nursing categories be removed from New Zealand's skills shortages lists.

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Worker Safety Checks: Vulnerable Children's Act Regulations

The New Zealand Nurses organisation made a submission to the Ministry of Health on the Vulnerable Children (Requirements for Safety Checks) Regulations 2015 and Advice for Interpreting and Applying the Regulations

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Lifting Productivity and Performance in New Zealand's Prisons

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Department of Corrections on their consultation document "Lifting Productivity and Performance in New Zealand's Prisons".  NZNO opposes the sudden proposal to reduce prison health staffing and disestablish Regional Health Managers as both are contrary to the  positive moves to improve prisoner health following the recommendations in the Ombudsmans 2012 report: Investigation of the Department of Corrections in relation to the provision, access and availability of prisoner health services.

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Enabling Women's Potential - the economic, social and ethical imperative for New Zealand

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the National Council of Women of New Zealand on Enabling Women's Potential.

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Free Trade Agreement between New Zealand and Korea

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committeee on Free Trade Agreement between New Zealand and the Republic of Korea. NZNO expressed its concern about Investor State Dispute Settlement provisions, which enable private investors  to challenge government  regualation, may deter government action  in the best interests of the health of New Zealanders.

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