Your views make a difference. Members' are invited to express their views on current issues.

What are submissions?

The College responds to consultations initiated by health sector organisations such as the Ministry of Health, PHARMAC and ACC.

Our submissions profile the views of members emerging concerns, and identify opportunities for the College to work on, on behalf of members. 

Members’ views and insights provide evidence of best practice and the realities of working at the coal face of general practice.

You can have your say on sector issues by responding to calls for feedback. We advertise consultations in ePulse, your weekly College newsletter.

We occasionally seek more detailed information from members.  To join professional interest groups, go to your My details page (login required). Look for the section titled 'My professional interests/skills.'

Latest submissions 

Quality Performance Indicators for Pancreatic Cancer Care
Submission to National Director of Cancer Control
20 October 2021

Medical Council of New Zealand Statement - What to do when you have concerns about another doctor
Submission to MCNZ
20 October 2021

Draft HIV Action Plan
Submission to Ministry of Health
15 October 2021

Draft Strategy to Prevent and Minimise Gambling Harm
Submission to Ministry of Health
8 October 2021

Immigration settings
Submission to New Zealand Productivity Commission
30 September 2021

Working Group Review of the Draft Sexually Transmitted and Blood Borne Infections Strategy – 2022 – 2032
Submission to Ministry of Health
21 September 2021

Inquiry into Supplementary Order Paper 59 on the Births, Deaths, Marriages and Relationships Registration Bill
Submission to Select Committee Services
14 September 2021

Conversion Practices Prohibition Bill
Submission to the Justice Committee
8 September 2021

Aotearoa New Zealand STI Guidelines for Primary Care
Submission to Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine|
2 September 2021

Amendments to the schedule of the Medicines (Designated Pharmacist Prescribers) Regulations 2013 and Schedule 1B of the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 1977
Submission to Ministry of Health
12 August 2021

Implementing the End of Life Choice Act (EOLC) and providing for assisted dying services
Submission to Ministry of Health 
27 July 2021

Submission to PHARMAC
22 July 2021

NZTA review of medical aspects - fitness to drive  (opens to PDF)
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency
28 May 2021

Proposals for a Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 Action Plan  (opens to PDF)
Submission to Ministry of Health 
31 May 2021

National Ethical Standards for Health and Disability Research and Quality Improvement (opens to PDF)
Submission to Ministry of Health
31 May 2021

Sunscreen (Product Safety Standard) Bill (opens to PDF)
Submission to Ministry of Health  
25 May 2021

Proposal to fund meningococcal B vaccine for certain groups of people (opens to PDF)
Submission to PHARMAC
21 May 2021

COVID-19 Vaccinator Workforce (opens to PDF)
Submission to Ministry of Health 
18 May 2021

Publication of Letter to Director-General of Health re Lamotrigine (opens to PDF)
Submission to Health and Disability Commissioner 
13 May 2021

Maternity Referral Guidelines (opens to PDF)
Submission to the Ministry of Health 
12 May 2021

Proposals for new Regulations under the Arms Act 1983 (Phase One) (opens to PDF)
Submission to the National Police Headquarters
23 April 2021

Land Transport (Drug Driving) Amendment Bill (opens to PDF)
Submission to Transport and Infrastructure Committee
23 April 2021
Aotearoa New Zealand National Sepsis Action Plan – GP input into the Plan (opens to PDF)
Submission two Sepsis Trust NZ
16 April 2021
Agenda of the 66th Meeting of the Medicines Classification Committee (MCC) (opens to PDF)
Submission to Medsafe
14 April 2021

Contraception, Sterilisation and Abortion Information Collection Framework (opens to PDF)
Submission to the Ministry of Health 
1 April 2021

Climate Action for Aotearoa (opens to PDF)
Submission to the Climate Change Commissioner
25 March 2021

Mental Health and Addiction Long-Term Pathway (opens to PDF)
Submission to the Ministry of Health 
24 March 2021
Proposed changes to PHARMAC Advisory Committees (opens to PDF)
Submission to PHARMAC
19 March 2021
Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products Act 1990 - Proposals for regulations (opens to PDF)
Submission to the Ministry of Health 
15 March 2021
Northern region reset hepatitis C programme (opens to PDF)
Submission to Counties Manukau DHB
5 February 2021