Closed Consultations

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  • 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
  • HISO 10058.1:2020 Infection Surveillance Data Standard

    You are invited to review and provide comment on the draft Infection Surveillance Data Standard. To support the ability to monitor the occurrence of infections or an outbreak by key organisms using an infection surveillance system, data needs to be captured consistently. This information will inform patient care as well as assist in identifying improvements to address outbreaks and to significantly reduce the incidence and severity of infections. The increasing resistance of infections... More
    Closed 13 November 2020
  • Primary Maternity Services Notice Review 2021 – Consumers of maternity services

    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
  • Death, Funerals, Burial and Cremation: a Review of the Burial and Cremation Act 1964 and Related Legislation

    This consultation document sets out a range of options for modernising the legislation relating to death, burial, cremation and funerals in New Zealand, including the Burial and Cremation Act 1964, Cremation Regulations 1973 and the Health (Burial) Regulations 1946. Urupā (Māori burial grounds), registration of mortuaries, burial at sea and international transportation of bodies are out of scope of this review. The Ministry of Health is seeking feedback on the options from... More
    Closed 31 October 2020
  • Feedback on the proposed regulation of the home and community support

    The Ministry of Health is undertaking a two-phase consultation process to seek views from stakeholders on the proposed regulation of the home and community support services in Aotearoa, New Zealand. The two-phase process includes an on-line survey and face to face small group sessions. Below are questions to seek feedback as part of the first phase of the consultation process. Background Home and community support services support older New Zealanders to remain in their homes as... More
    Closed 30 October 2020
  • HISO 10059:2020 Oral Health Data Standard – Draft for public comment

    To provide high quality oral health care care in New Zealand we need to underpin dental practice with information that supports individual patient care, continuity of care, best practice, and analytics. The HISO 10059:2020 Oral Health Data Standard is designed to ensure that information related to dental care is consistently recorded. Standardised data will enable services to be meaningfully benchmarked against each other. A meaningful data set reflecting oral health care information and... More
    Closed 23 October 2020
  • Health Information Security Framework Update

    HISO 10029:2015 Health Information Security Framework (HISF) is designed to support health and disability sector organisations and practitioners holding personally identifiable health information to improve and manage the security of that information. The Health Information Security Framework was last updated in 2015. Since 2015 the information security standards and threat environment has radically changed and the Health Information Standards Organisation has decided to review the... More
    Closed 16 October 2020
  • Proposed Guidelines for the Posthumous Use of Gametes, Reproductive Tissue and Stored Embryos

    This consultation document seeks feedback on draft guidelines for the use of gametes and reproductive tissue from deceased people and already stored embryos from the now deceased. These are proposed to replace the Guidelines for the Storage, Use, and Disposal of Sperm from a Deceased Man (the current guidelines). The current guidelines were published by the National Ethics Committee on Assisted Human Reproduction (NECAHR) in 2000, before the Human Assisted Reproductive Technology Act... More
    Closed 30 September 2020
  • BMWT Pilot

    This survey seeks feedback on the pilot of Better Meetings with Microsoft Teams. More
    Closed 2 September 2020
  • Cancer Multidisciplinary Meeting Data Standard

    You are invited to review and provide comment on the draft HISO 10038.4 Cancer Multidisciplinary Meeting Data Standard. Draft Cancer Multidisciplinary Meeting Data Standard (Word, 1.7 MB) Draft Cancer Multidisciplinary Meeting Data Standard (PDF, 1.0 MB) The draft standard was developed as part of the Cancer Health Information Strategy programme that supported the New Zealand Cancer Health Information Strategy published in 2015. The standard defines the... More
    Closed 24 July 2020
  • Consultation on the Draft Ethical Framework for Resource Allocation In Times of Scarcity

    The National Ethics Advisory Committee (NEAC) is an independent advisor to the Minister of Health. NEAC was established in 2001 by section 16 of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000. The National Ethics Advisory Committee’s statutory functions are to: provide advice to the Minister of Health on ethical issues of national significance in respect of any health and disability matters (including research and health services) ... More
    Closed 15 July 2020
  • Core Performance Standards for Responsible Authorities

    The Ministry of Health is currently seeking feedback on draft Terms of Reference and core standards for performance reviews of responsible authorities. (See the Ministry of Health website for more information about responsible authorities.) When the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance (HPCA) Act 2003 was amended in 2019, one of the amendments introduced regular, independent performance reviews for responsible authorities (refer s 122A of the Act). This is in... More
    Closed 26 June 2020
  • Feedback on proposed quality performance indicators for head and neck cancer

    The Cancer Control Agency, in partnership with the Head and Neck Cancer Working Group, have developed a set of proposed quality performance indicators (QPIs) for Head and Neck Cancer. A set of 14 QPIs have been selected, in partnership with sector leaders, to measure performance and drive continuous quality improvement in head and neck services in New Zealand. QPIs will measure the quality of care and outcomes for people with Head and Neck cancer. They are an effective mechanism... More
    Closed 20 June 2020
  • COVID-19 information survey for WHO

    Kia ora! The Ministry of Health is participating in global research for the World Health Organization (WHO). We are working to define what information people need in a pandemic by asking what topics are important to you. The results are anonymous and may be used by governments around the world to help improve the information they provide. Thank you for your valuable contribution. More
    Closed 17 June 2020
  • Feedback on the COVID-19 Psychosocial and Mental Wellbeing Recovery Plan

    The Kia Kaha, Kia Māia, Kia Ora Aotearoa - COVID-19 psychosocial and mental wellbeing recovery plan provides a national approach to supporting the mental and social wellbeing of New Zealanders in the COVID-19 recovery period. View the plan Kia Kaha, Kia Māia, Kia Ora Aotearoa: COVID-19 Psychosocial and Mental Wellbeing Recovery Plan (docx, 511 KB) Kia Kaha, Kia Māia, Kia Ora Aotearoa: COVID-19 Psychosocial and Mental Wellbeing Recovery Plan (pdf, 739 KB) This... More
    Closed 17 June 2020
  • Contraceptive standards

    Condoms and other contraceptive devices supplied in New Zealand are required to meet a gazetted standard. Section 6 of the Contraception, Sterilisation and Abortion Act 1977 grants the Minister of Health the power to approve Standards for condoms or other contraceptive devices by notice in the New Zealand Gazette. Updates to these standards were last notified in gazette notices dated 29 March 2014. Since that time four of the five ISO standards gazetted at that time have been updated,... More
    Closed 14 May 2020
  • Proposed changes to paracetamol warning and advisory statements

    Medsafe is seeking comments on proposed changes to current warning and advisory statements for paracetamol. At the December 2018 Medicines Adverse Reactions Committee (MARC) meeting, the Committee discussed a serious case report of acute liver failure in a young patient due to a suspected overdose of paracetamol. The Committee noted that they had discussed similar case reports in the past, indicating an ongoing issue ( December 2018 Medicines Adverse Reactions Committee Meeting... More
    Closed 31 January 2020
  • Well Child Tamariki Ora Review online feedback

    Consultation overview: The Well Child Tamariki Ora Programme (WCTO) provides universal child health services and checks to tamariki and their whānau. It is a key contributor to the Government’s cross-agency work to improve child Wellbeing, and is a priority within the government to improve child wellbeing. To find out more information about the programme and review please see the related links below. The Ministry of Health is reviewing and improving the... More
    Closed 20 January 2020
  • Draft revisions to the Guidelines to the Mental Health (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Act 1992

    The Ministry of Health is currently seeking feedback on proposed draft revisions to the Guidelines for the Mental Health (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Act 1992. These Guidelines are intended to assist providers and statutory officials in their application of the legislation, however they can also be useful for individuals and family and whānau to understand the processes and their rights under the Act. Initially a targeted list of stakeholders and groups representing people... More
    Closed 17 January 2020
  • Understanding digital literacy for health and disability providers in New Zealand

    Health care professionals need digital literacy to do their work safely and effectively. While other aspects of the health profession use traditional education models, we don’t currently have a formal training system or recognised titles for digital qualifications. People often work in digital and data roles and use digital tools by learning as they go, getting support from online communities and resources. We want to understand how the health and disability sector has incorporated... More
    Closed 20 December 2019
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) Action Plan

    Consultation on the MFM Action Plan More
    Closed 13 December 2019
  • Proposed colorectal cancer systemic anti-cancer therapy (chemotherapy) regimens: Draft definitions for review

    Tēnā koutou katoa We are seeking your clinical review of proposed colorectal systemic anti-cancer therapy (chemotherapy) regimen definitions. The Ministry and the Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy (SACT) NZ Colorectal Work Group have developed a set of regimen definitions for colorectal cancer. Driven primarily by the Medical Oncology Work Group (MOWG), the intention of this work is to implement consistent and agreed naming conventions for all common regimens in use for the treatment... More
    Closed 6 December 2019
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