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  • 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 ... More
    Opened 30 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... More
    Opened 3 September 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... More
    Opened 30 August 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... More
    Opened 30 August 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
    Opened 19 August 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
    Opened 18 August 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... More
    Opened 11 August 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... More
    Opened 11 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... More
    Opened 9 August 2021
  • Orientation Day 12 July 2021 Feedback

    To gather feedback from participants about the orientation day. More
    Opened 15 July 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... More
    Opened 12 July 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... More
    Opened 16 June 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
    Opened 11 June 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
    Opened 17 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... More
    Opened 11 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
    Opened 21 April 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
    Opened 15 April 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
    Opened 10 March 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
    Opened 3 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
    Opened 22 February 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
    Opened 26 January 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
    Opened 4 December 2020
  • 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
    Opened 2 December 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
    Opened 5 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
    Opened 30 September 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
    Opened 28 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
    Opened 11 September 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
    Opened 10 September 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
    Opened 4 September 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
    Opened 4 September 2020
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