The NZMA's advocacy focuses on strengthening the medical profession and delivering an effective health service to our patients. We meet with Government health officials and other agencies at the highest levels. We also exert influence writing submissions on a wide range of topics, and regularly speak out in the media.

Our high profile and influence places us in a strong position to advance core health issues, such as addressing medical workforce shortages and achieving the best value for expenditure on health services. The opinions and input of the NZMA are sought at all levels of policy development and review.

The NZMA has a long and proud history, but as an organisation we are always looking to the future and we remain proactive in our efforts to achieve a world-class health system. We have a successful track record of effecting change and making a difference to our profession and the lives of patients.