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

Ministry of Health Draft Therapeutics Bill 

The Bill would replace the Medicines Act and makes several changes. Please note the Bill at this stage still allows for Direct to Consumer Advertising (DTCA) to occur. The College intends to make a submission on the draft, and would appreciate feedback by Friday 22 February 2019.

Read more

Other consultations

The College does not intend to make submissions on these consultations, however individual GPs may wish to respond.

  • Ministry of Health's Stroke Clot Retrieval (SCR) Action Plan
  • Ministry of Health's draft SNOMED subset (renal services) consultation

Find out more and send your feedback

PHARMAC consultations

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.