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  • New Zealand Obstetric Ultrasound Guidelines

    The draft New Zealand Obstetric Ultrasound Guidelines have been developed by a working group of sector clinical experts, with support from the Ministry of Health. New Zealand Obstetric Ultrasound Guidelines: Consultation document (Word, 8.0 MB) New Zealand Obstetric Ultrasound... More
    Closes in 2 weeks
  • Therapeutic Products Regulatory Scheme: Online Consultation

    Consultation A Therapeutic Products Bill (the Bill) is being developed to replace the Medicines Act 1981 (and its associated regulations) and establish a new regulatory scheme for therapeutic products. This consultation document is intended to be read alongside an exposure draft of the... More
    Closed 4 days ago
  • Natural health products industry questionnaire

    Purpose The Ministry of Health and the Ministry for Primary Industries are asking the natural health products industry to complete this questionnaire so that we can better understand business profiles. This will help us minimise the costs and maximise the benefits as far as is practical when... More
    Closed 2 weeks ago
  • HISO 10072.2:2019 Bowel Screening Histology Data Standard – Draft for public comment

    You are invited to review and provide comment on the draft Bowel Screening Histology Data Standard. The National Bowel Screening Programme is a free programme for men and women aged 60–74 years eligible for publically funded health care. The primary objective of bowel screening is to... More
    Closed 3 weeks ago
  • Code of Practice for Industrial Radiography: Draft for consultation

    The Radiation Safety Act 2016 came fully into force on 7 March 2017. The Act is administered by the Ministry of Health’s Office of Radiation Safety. The Act sets out high-level safety and security obligations in sections 9–12. There are many different types of radiation use and the... More
    Closed 3 weeks ago
  • Second round of consultation on the proposed donation and surrogacy guidelines

    This is a second round of consultation, following our consultation in 2017, on ACART’s proposed changes to the guidelines for family gamete donation, embryo donation, the use of donated eggs with donated sperm (donated eggs/donated sperm) and clinic-assisted surrogacy (collectively, the... More
    Closed 1 month ago
  • Therapeutic Products Christchurch Forum Registration

    Consultation on an exposure draft of the Therapeutic Products Bill and an associated consultation paper is underway. The Bill is intended to repeal and replace the Medicines Act 1981 and establish a new regulatory scheme for therapeutic products. More
    Closed 1 month ago
  • Code of Practice for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material

    This document sets out possible wording for a new code of practice to be issued under the Radiation Safety Act 2016 for the safe transport of radioactive material by road, rail, sea and air. The Act sets out high-level safety and security obligations in sections 9–12. There are many... More
    Closed 2 months ago
  • Stroke Clot Retrieval Services

    The Ministry of Health has worked with the Stroke Clot Retrieval (SCR) Advisory Group and Clinical Director, SCR to design an Action Plan to support the existing New Zealand Strategy for Endovascular Clot Retrieval. Once finalised the Action Plan will be submitted as a National Services... More
    Closed 2 months ago
  • Therapeutic Products - Events Registration of Interest

    Consultation on an exposure draft of the Therapeutic Products Bill and an associated consultation paper is underway. The Bill is intended to repeal and replace the Medicines Act 1981 and establish a new regulatory scheme for therapeutic products. More
    Closed 3 months ago
  • Therapeutic Products Information Forum Registration

    Consultation on an exposure draft of the Therapeutic Products Bill and an associated consultation paper is underway. The Bill is intended to repeal and replace the Medicines Act 1981 and establish a new regulatory scheme for therapeutic products. More
    Closed 3 months ago
  • Hearing the stories of those harmed by surgical mesh

    As part of its response to ongoing concerns with the use of surgical mesh, the Ministry of Health is wanting to provide an opportunity for people who have been harmed by surgical mesh and their families/whānau to tell their stories. It is important that any such opportunity is inclusive and... More
    Closed 3 months ago
  • Guidance for best practice management - National Bowel Screening Programme

    The National Bowel Screening Programme (NBSP) is a significant investment in reducing disease and death from one of New Zealand’s biggest cancer killers. The NBSP is our first screening programme for both men and women and, when fully implemented, is expected to detect 500 to 700 cancers every... More
    Closed 3 months ago
  • Proposed warning statement regarding a fire hazard on the labels of paraffin-based skin products

    Medsafe is seeking comments on a proposed warning statement regarding a fire hazard on the labels of paraffin-based skin products. This risk was identified by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) in the UK. The MHRA have received reports in which an... More
    Closed 5 months ago
  • Weight Management Tools

    This short survey will help the Ministry of Health to have a better understanding of growth and weight monitoring in New Zealand and how Practice Management Systems could assist health practitioners with this task. More
    Closed 7 months ago
  • Strategy to Prevent and Minimise Gambling Harm 2019/20 to 2021/22

    This document seeks your comment on the proposed future direction and content of the Ministry of Health’s Strategy to Prevent and Minimise Gambling Harm 2019/20 to 2021/22. Your feedback is vital to help us develop the final strategy. Included are draft proposals for: the strategic... More
    Closed 7 months ago
  • Consultation on the Draft National Ethics Standards for Health and Disability Research

    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... More
    Closed 7 months ago
  • Posthumous Reproduction: A review of the current Guidelines for the Storage, Use, and Disposal of Sperm from a Deceased Man to take into account gametes and embryos

    Posthumous reproduction involves the use of a person’s sperm or eggs, after their death. In some cases, it also involves the retrieval of these gametes very shortly after death or at a time when death is imminent. While scientific advances have made this form of reproduction possible, there are... More
    Closed 7 months ago
  • Proposed changes to the National Health Index (NHI) system and HISO 10046, the Consumer Health Identity Standard

    The Ministry of Health is considering undertaking a number of changes to the National Health Index (NHI) system. Changes made will be included in the associated Consumer Health Identity Standard . We seek comment to assist in establishing a) if a particular proposal should proceed at a... More
    Closed 8 months ago
  • Update to the Guideline on the Regulation of Therapeutic Products – Part 11: Clinical trials

    This consultation is aimed at pharmaceutical companies, health care professional organisations, and individuals involved in conducting, or who are subjects of, clinical trials of medicines. Medsafe sought comment on a major revision of the Guideline on the Regulation of Therapeutic Products... More
    Closed 9 months ago
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