Make a difference: Share your views on proposed changes to standards, regulations, policies and legislation.
We need to hear from you
As a leader in primary health care, the College is often approached by government and health organisations for its views on current standard, regulation, policy and legislation changes.
Your feedback, in any form, is essential in helping us develop our submissions to government bodies and health organisations.
Occasionally the College will not respond to consultations that are outside our area of expertise. However, even if the College is not responding on your behalf, we do encourage you to provide your feedback directly to the organisation.
If you would like to subscribe to consultation topics about your areas of special interest, please register with the professional interest groups in the 'my details' page in the dashboard.
Current College consultations
NSAID Warning Labels
Medsafe is proposing to amend the warning statements for NSAIDs available without prescription to include a warning for those trying to become pregnant as well as those currently pregnant. This change reflects current evidence regarding the increased risk of miscarriage. Please send feedback to email@example.com by 11 September 2017. For further information please visit Medsafe's website.
The College does not intend to make submissions on these consultations, however individual GPs may wish to respond.
Diabetes Management Products
PHARMAC is proposing changes regarding an expanded range of CareSens self-monitoring diagnostic test meters and associated test strips for glucose and/or ketones. Under the proposal, some people would need to change or upgrade to a funded meter.
Please click see PHARMAC's proposal for a summary and more information. Please send your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org by 25 August 2017.
PHARMAC regularly conducts consultations on their processes and funding decisions. See the list of PHARMAC consultations.
The New Zealand government agency PHARMAC makes decisions about which vaccines, community and cancer medicines District Health Boards’ (DHBs) fund.