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  • Hauora Māori strategy consultation

    As part of the next stage of the health reforms, we are developing a range of strategies to help guide our health system to achieve pae ora, healthy futures. One of those strategies is the Hauora Māori Strategy which will set the direction of the new health system for improving Māori... More
    Closed 15 March 2023
  • Proposals for the Smoked Tobacco Regulatory Regime

    Manatū Hauora would like to hear from you about changes to the way smoked tobacco and vaping products are made and sold in Aotearoa (this includes vaping, heated tobacco and herbal smoking products). Following recent updates to the Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products (Smoked... More
    Closed 15 March 2023
  • Precision health: Exploring opportunities and challenges to predict, prevent, diagnose, and treat disease more precisely in Aotearoa New Zealand

    Manatū Hauora (Ministry of Health) is seeking written feedback on the proposed topic of its Long-term Insights Briefing by 5pm on Friday 27th January 2023. The proposed topic is: Precision health: Exploring opportunities and challenges to predict, prevent, diagnose, and treat disease... More
    Closed 27 January 2023
  • Ethical Guidance for a Pandemic

    The National Ethics Advisory Committee – Kāhui Matatika o te Motu (NEAC) is an independent advisor to the Minister of Health. NEAC has developed an update to its 2007 publication ‘ Getting Through Together: Ethical Principles for a Pandemic ’. The updated publication is called ... More
    Closed 1 November 2022
  • Workforce Survey Abortion Services [Contraception, Sterilisation and Abortion Act 1977 ]

    The Contraception, Sterilisation and Abortion Act (CSA Act) was amended on 24 March 2020 to enable better access to abortion services. Manatū Hauora - Ministry of Health has a team managing the ongoing implementation of this work. Further information on the Act and the... More
    Closed 31 October 2022
  • Feedback Survey - Health Impacts Paper

    Purpose of feedback survey: This document seeks feedback from across the health system (TWO, NPHS, PHA) on ways to improve the draft publication, which is a part of the PHA healthy urban development kaupapa. The purpose of the healthy urban development kaupapa is to address the... More
    Closed 25 October 2022
  • Proposed Changes to the Guidelines for Extending the Storage of Gametes and Embryos

    ACART is pleased to present this consultation on Proposed Changes to the Guidelines for Extending the Storage of Gametes and Embryos. The proposed changes will address an apparent anomaly that requires a person, applying to extend the storage of embryos created from donated gametes, to obtain the... More
    Closed 30 September 2022
  • Proposed warning and advisory statement for ocular decongestants used for eye redness and/or minor eye irritation: Do not use in children under 12 years of age

    This Medsafe consultation seeks your feedback on a proposed new warning and advisory statement for the package labelling of ocular decongestants. These are medicines that provide temporary relief of redness and/or minor irritation in the eyes through narrowing of swollen blood vessels. ... More
    Closed 23 September 2022
  • Have your say on Aotearoa New Zealand’s HIV Action Plan 2022-2032

    The Ministry of Health has drafted an ambitious new HIV Action Plan with support from organisations representing communities living with and affected by HIV and health sector representatives. The HIV Action Plan is an exciting opportunity to increase the momentum of our HIV response and... More
    Closed 12 September 2022
  • HISO 10099:2022 NZ International Patient Summary (NZIPS)

    The Health Information Standards Organisation (HISO) invites public comment on new draft standard HISO 10099:2022 NZ International Patient Summary (NZIPS) . NZIPS specifies the makeup of a core personal health data set that covers health conditions, immunisations,... More
    Closed 26 August 2022
  • Proposed addition to the Specified Prescription Schedule of Medicines Designated Registered Nurse Prescribers 2016

    The Ministry of Health (the Ministry) invites submissions on proposed additions to the Schedule of Specified Prescription Medicines for Designated Registered Nurse Prescribers 2016. The Ministry, on behalf of the Director-General, must consult with those people or... More
    Closed 8 July 2022
  • Annual DEOG Governance Survey 2022

    Whilst we a completing an annual report for the DE programme we thought it was timely to provide DEOG members with the opportunity to offer comments, views and suggestions about governance. The following 21 questions cover the areas of; governance performance, risk management, operations,... More
    Closed 8 July 2022
  • iGPS Webinar Sessions Feedback

    The interim Government Policy Statement (iGPS) webinar series attendee feedback survey More
    Closed 1 July 2022
  • Digital Enablement Programme Survey June 2022

    The Digital Enablement Programme is committed to providing opportunities where you can provide your feedback. We want to know about your experience and perspectives on the support you received from the programme during the delivery of your project. Knowing what worked well and what can be... More
    Closed 30 June 2022
  • Cervical Screening & Primary Care Capacity

    As COVID-19 and other pressures continue to impact our health sector, the National Cervical Screening Programme (NCSP) wants your input to determine how cervical screening is being affected in primary care, specifically with regards to sector capacity. COVID-19 has impacted screening... More
    Closed 30 June 2022
  • Survey – Resources for cervical screening participants and their whānau

    From July 2023, the primary test for cervical screening will change to a human papillomavirus (HPV) test. Self-testing with clinical oversight will be an option for all participants. This survey aims to build on knowledge and resources, and input gathered previously, in order to determine... More
    Closed 22 June 2022
  • Proposed addition to the schedule of the Medicines (Designated Pharmacist Prescribers) Regulations 2013

    Overview The Ministry of Health (the Ministry) invites submissions on proposed additions to the schedule of specified prescription medicines for designated pharmacist prescribers. The Ministry, on behalf of the Director-General, must consult with those people or organisations that may... More
    Closed 22 May 2022
  • HIU SharePoint Training Survey

    This survey is to assess the effectiveness of the SharePoint training in the Health Infrastructure Unit. More
    Closed 13 May 2022
  • Review of Radiation Safety Fees and Regulations

    The Review of Radiation Safety Fees and Regulations sets out proposals to amend the Radiation Safety Regulations 2016 (the Regulations), including significant increases to application fees for radiation safety authorisations, minor amendments to existing exemptions and setting out the fees... More
    Closed 29 April 2022
  • Proposed warning and advisory statement relating to the harm of opioid abuse, misuse, and dependence

    This Medsafe consultation proposes a new warning and advisory statement for the opioid class of medicines. The statement would be included in the Label Statements Database (LSD), which lists the warning and advisory statements that are required on medicines and related products package... More
    Closed 4 April 2022
  • ACT-NOW 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
    Closed 31 March 2022
  • 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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 ... 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... 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... More
    Closed 27 September 2021
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