The NZMA advocates on behalf of doctors and patients on many important issues in medicine. We develop policy positions and submissions on medical, political, medico-legal and public health issues. Policies and position statements are available below.

Tackling Obesity: NZMA policy briefing
JUL 2014 Tackling Obesity: NZMA policy briefing

Community Water Fluoridation
MAR 2014 Community Water Fluoridation

Doctor's health, wellbeing and vitality
OCT 2013 Doctor's health, wellbeing and vitality

Proposed guidelines for Physician Assistant programme
SEP 2013 Proposed guidelines for Physician Assistant programme

Non-medical prescribing
JUL 2013 Non-medical prescribing

Principles of health workforce redesign
FEB 2013 Principles of health workforce redesign

Medical education and training
FEB 2013 Medical education and training

Illegal drugs and addiction
JUL 2012 Illegal drugs and addiction

Cannabis (revised July 2012)
JUL 2012 Cannabis (revised July 2012)

Consensus statement on the rule of the doctor in New Zealand
NOV 2011 Consensus statement on the rule of the doctor in New Zealand

The RMO working environment
JUL 2011 The RMO working environment

Limited prescribing rights for Trainee Interns
JUL 2011 Limited prescribing rights for Trainee Interns

Health Equity
JAN 2011 Health Equity

Domestic Violence
AUG 2010 Domestic Violence

Bullying and harassment
JUL 2010 Bullying and harassment

Integrated Family Health Centres
JUL 2010 Integrated Family Health Centres

New roles and role substition
JAN 2009 New roles and role substition

RMOs and their place of work
JAN 2009 RMOs and their place of work