Closed Consultations

  • Proposed Vaccinating Health Worker Role - Survey

    The Ministry of Health invites input from the health and disability sector into a proposed change to the Medicines Regulations 1984. The change involves expanding the scope of the COVID-19 Vaccinator Workforce into a new Vaccinating Health Worker role. This role could add significant value in supporting vaccination teams across the motu by administering a range of vaccines to people aged 12 and up or school-based vaccines to ages 11 and up. Please see the attached resources... More
    Closed 18 February 2022
  • Transforming Mental Health Law in New Zealand

    We are transforming Aotearoa New Zealand’s approach to mental health and addiction, so that people can get the support they need, when and where they need it. Ensuring we have fit for purpose legislation is one part of this transformation. He Ara Oranga: Report of the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction recommended repealing and replacing the Mental Health Act with legislation that “reflects a human rights-based approach, promotes supported... More
    Closed 28 January 2022
  • Public Health Workforce survey

    Kia ora. This survey is a joint collaboration between the Public Health Association and the Ministry of Health, aimed at those who work or volunteer in Public Health in Aotearoa. It aims to gather data on the Public Health workforce for use in workforce planning. The survey is anonymous, and your answers are confidential. It will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. Please feel free to share as widely as possible amongst public health networks. Thank you. More
    Closed 21 December 2021
  • HISO 10094:2021 Māori Descent and Iwi Affiliation Data Protocols

    Download and read the Iwi affiliation data protocols - 22 September 2021 The protocols describe procedures for the standardised collection, recording and output of Māori descent and iwi affiliation data for the New Zealand health and disability system. This document is consistent with the Iwi Statistical Standard and Classification published by Stats NZ (statistical standard) and outlines a new set of minimum standards that apply across the health and disability system to all... More
    Closed 6 December 2021
  • NFC tag trial 2021 - Disability Services Newsletter

    NFC tags are being trialled at Victoria University and several businesses to understand whether using tap-to-scan technology would make it easier to scan and encourage more people to use the NZ COVID Tracer. More
    Closed 14 November 2021
  • Proposed warning and advisory statements relating to the harm of long-term use and overuse of stimulant laxatives

    This Medsafe consultation proposes warning and advisory statements for stimulant laxatives. Stimulant laxatives are either general sale or pharmacy-only medicines. This means these medicines can sometimes be purchased without advice from a healthcare professional. It also means there is no requirement for these medicines to have a data sheet or consumer medicine information leaflet. Consumers may therefore be unaware of the harm associated with long-term use or overuse of... More
    Closed 8 November 2021
  • Changes to COVID-19 legislation

    The COVID-19 Public Health Response Amendment Bill (No 2) 2021 proposes a range of changes to the COVID-19 Public Health Response Act 2020. These reflect what we've learnt over the last year to improve the Act. For further information about the Amendment Bill, visit COVID-19 Public Health Response Amendment Bill (No 2) 2021 . More
    Closed 11 October 2021
  • Consultation on the Draft Strategy to Prevent and Minimise Gambling Harm

    Harm from gambling is a significant public health issue for our communities, and to individuals, families and whānau, but this harm is not evenly spread across our communities. Every three years the Ministry of Health sets out a proposed strategy to prevent and minimise the harm caused to people, whānau, and communities by gambling. This document seeks your comment on the proposed future direction and content of the Ministry of Health’s Strategy to Prevent and Minimise Gambling... More
    Closed 8 October 2021
  • HISO 10084.2:2021 Contracts, Schedules and Pricing Data Standard

    This draft standard is part 2 of the data standards developed with NZ Health Partnerships, Hono Ōranga Aōtearoa. ( Part 1 covers Suppliers and Items .) Part 2 defines the minimum data set for contracts, schedules and pricing used to populate the Health System Catalogue to be delivered by the Health Finance, Procurement and Information Management (FPIM) programme. This version of the standard is a draft. Read the draft data standard: ... More
    Closed 27 September 2021
  • HISO 10080:2021 Systemic Anti Cancer Therapy Regimen Data Standard

    The New Zealand Cancer Action Plan | Te Mahere mō te Mate Pukupuku o Aotearoa 2019-2029 provides a pathway to improve cancer outcomes for all New Zealanders with the objectives of building a system that delivers consistent and modern cancer care, equitable cancer outcomes, fewer cancers and better cancer survival, supportive care and end of life care. The Anti-Cancer Therapy – Nationally Organised Workstreams (ACT-NOW) programme was launched in late 2018 to develop a detailed... More
    Closed 24 September 2021
  • Breast Reconstruction – National Guidelines for Best Practice

    The Ministry of Health has been working with a Breast Reconstruction Expert Advisory Group (EAG) to develop a set of national best practice guidelines for breast reconstruction. The final draft guidelines have now been approved by the EAG and we are seeking wider consultation with the sector prior to publication. Download the guidelines pdf Download the guidelines in Word The purpose of this consultation is to review the document for accuracy and any significant... More
    Closed 10 September 2021
  • Do you use the NZ COVID Tracer app?

    The Ministry of Health is seeking feedback on QR code scanning before trial of Near Field Communication tags begins. This feedback will be compared with trial feedback to help inform decisions on whether this technology could be used more widely. More
    Closed 7 September 2021
  • Feedback Survey Ngā Paerewa Health and Disability Services Standard Implementation Progress

    The Ngā paerewa Health and disability services standard (NZS 8134:2021) (the 2021 standard) is now updated to better reflect the current models of care and support. The 2021 standard reflects the shift towards more person- and whānau-centred health and disability services, where people are empowered to make decisions about their own care and support in order to achieve their goals, with a stronger focus on outcomes for people receiving support. The updated standard comes into... More
    Closed 3 September 2021
  • HealthCERT team Implementation survey

    This survey is to get an understanding from the HealthCERT team where additional training or support is required. The survey is anonymous. More
    Closed 27 August 2021
  • Analysing access to interRAI (NASC) assessment

    This consultation seeks information from Needs Assessment Service Coordination (NASC) settings regarding referrals for interRAI/NASC assessment for older people (>65). This will assist the Ministry of Health in responding to the interRAI Service Design recommendations. Further information on the interRAI Service Design can be found at the bottom of this page. More
    Closed 27 August 2021
  • Proposal that the HART Order should explicitly state that the use of cryopreserved testicular tissue is an established procedure

    The Advisory Committee on Assisted Reproductive Technology (ACART) is seeking your feedback about a proposed change to the Human Assisted Reproductive Technology Order. The Order would be amended to explicitly state that the extraction and use of sperm from thawed cryopreserved testicular tissue is an established procedure. The consultation document has been developed by ACART. The document describes the proposal and rationale for amending the Order and outlines the key considerations... More
    Closed 13 August 2021
  • Submission on amendments to the schedule of the Medicines (Designated Pharmacist Prescribers) Regulations 2013 and Schedule 1B of the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 1977

    Purpose The Ministry of Health invites submissions on proposed amendments to the schedule of specified prescription medicines for designated pharmacist prescribers. The Ministry of Health, on behalf of the Director-General, must consult with those people or organisations that may be affected by a change to the schedules before making a legal change by Gazette notice. This submission will allow you to provide feedback on the proposed medicines, or to propose... More
    Closed 12 August 2021
  • Orientation Day 12 July 2021 Feedback

    To gather feedback from participants about the orientation day. More
    Closed 25 July 2021
  • Provide your feedback on the PHARMAC Review

    The PHARMAC Review Panel wants to hear your feedback on the Review of the Pharmaceutical Management Agency (PHARMAC). Your feedback will contribute to the Review process and help form a proposal on how PHARMAC can best serve the needs of the communities of Aotearoa. How we will manage your feedback Your feedback will be kept secure and held in confidence and it will only used for the purpose of this review. Note that submissions are subject to the Official Information Act... More
    Closed 16 July 2021
  • National Cervical Screening Programme: HPV Primary Screening Clinical Pathway to Introduce Self-Testing

    The National Cervical Screening Programme (NCSP) is undertaking a public consultation for the revised human papillomavirus (HPV) Primary Screening clinical pathway to introduce the option of self-testing. More
    Closed 8 June 2021
  • Proposals for a Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 Action Plan

    Have your say in shaping the Smokefree 2025 Action Plan We’re running a six-week consultation (15 April – 5pm, 31 May 2021) on Proposals for a Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 Action Plan – an opportunity for all New Zealanders to have their say and provide feedback that will help shape the 2025 Smokefree Action Plan. This consultation seeks comment on proposed actions to achieve the Smokefree 2025 goal, which will inform the development of the Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 Action Plan... More
    Closed 1 June 2021
  • National guidelines for newborn pulse oximetry screening

    The Ministry of Health is seeking your feedback on the development of national guidelines for newborn pulse oximetry screening. National guidelines will provide a consistent and evidence-based protocol for those district health boards that have already implemented this screening, and for those who will implement this in the future. The discussion document has been developed by a multidisciplinary working group, with support from the Ministry of Health. The document describes the... More
    Closed 28 May 2021
  • UNHSEIP 10th anniversary and national hui, 11 May 2021 – event evaluation

    Kia ora and thank you for taking the time to join us for the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Early Intervention Programme (UNHSEIP) hui. We welcome your feedback to ensure we can provide engaging and effective training hui in the future. Please complete the survey by Friday 28 May. Ngā mihi, Antenatal and Newborn Screening Team, National Screening Unit. More
    Closed 28 May 2021
  • Pacific Provider Development Fund Commissioning Framework

    The Ministry of Health is seeking your views on the process, and its associated documents, developed for the Pacific Provider Development Funds (PPDF) from 2021/22. The process follows on the recommendations from the review of PPDF conducted in 2018. A full copy of the PPDF review can be accessed at Review of the Ministry of Health Pacific Provider Development Fund 2018 . In line with the recommendations from the Review, the Ministry wants to... More
    Closed 9 April 2021
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing Long-Term Pathway

    He Ara Oranga: Report of the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction found that significant shifts were needed to enable better mental wellbeing outcomes for people. It set out a clear and aspirational vision for the future – mental health and wellbeing for all. Since the Government’s response to He Ara Oranga, the Ministry of Health has taken action to address the recommendations of the report accepted by the Government, focusing on four initial priority... More
    Closed 24 March 2021
  • Plan to update the New Zealand Code of Good Manufacturing Practice

    Medsafe is adopting the new PIC/S Guide to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) PE009-14 to ensure alignment with global regulators and best practice. Other overseas regulators (including the TGA Australia) have adopted the most recent PIC/S Guide to GMP version PE009-14. We have reviewed the current PIC/s Guide, PE009-14, and summarised our interpretation of the important changes. You are invited to review the new Code PE009-14, our summary document, in particular those parts with direct... More
    Closed 22 March 2021
  • Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products Act 1990 - Proposals for regulations

    This consultation is now closed The Ministry of Health is seeking your views on a number of regulatory proposals that will provide the operational detail to help achieve the intent of the new provisions of the Act. That intent is to: better support smokers to switch to regulated products that are less harmful than smoking protect children, young people and non-smokers from the risks associated with vaping and smokeless tobacco products. The Act has a number of... More
    Closed 15 March 2021
  • Proposed amendments to the specified prescription medicines list for designated registered nurse prescribers in primary health and specialty teams

    The Ministry of Health invites submissions on proposed amendments to the list of specified prescription medicines for designated registered nurse prescribers. The Nursing Council of New Zealand (the Nursing Council) has recommended 60 prescription-only medicines it considers appropriate for designated registered nurse prescribers in primary health and specialty teams. The Nursing Council received suggestions for other prescription medicines that they have not... More
    Closed 27 January 2021
  • Terminology Services and Code Sets

    Overview Terminologies and code sets are used in the Health and Disability System to ensure common meaning when describing Health-related information, which contributes to effective interoperability across the Health and Disability System. This consistency of meaning improves patient safety through accuracy of information recording and a universal understanding of codes, terms, and their definitions. Terminology services support the authoring, mapping, management, version... More
    Closed 18 December 2020
  • Primary Maternity Services Notice Review 2021 - Health professionals

    This consultation is seeking feedback on the Ministry of Health’s proposed changes to the Primary Maternity Services Notice pursuant to Section 88 of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000 (the Notice). The Ministry of Health is making these changes to increase the flexibility of community maternity services to better meet the varied needs of women and their whānau. The Ministry is proposing both administrative and structural changes to the Notice. This... More
    Closed 13 November 2020
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