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  • 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... 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... More
    Closed 1 June 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... More
    Closed 28 May 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... 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... 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. ... 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... 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... 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... 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... More
    Closed 18 December 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... 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... More
    Closed 13 November 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... More
    Closed 30 September 2020
  • 2020/21 Māori Provider Development Scheme - National Training Options

    Tēnā koutou The Ministry is preparing for the 2020/21 MPDS round, for which a launch date has not yet been set. Māori Health Providers will be notified upon confirmation of this date. Providers who hold current contracts for MPDS 2019/20 (extended to 31 December 2020 because of... More
    Closed 27 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... 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: ... 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... 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... More
    Closed 20 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:... More
    Closed 17 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... 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... 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... More
    Closed 31 January 2020
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