Position Statements

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


New Zealand Medical Journal

The New Zealand Medical Journal is NZ's leading medical research journal.

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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

The New Zealand Medical Association's policy briefing—Tackling Obesity—recommends a suite of measures to be considered as part of an approach to tackling New Zealand’s obesity epidemic.

Reducing alcohol-related harm

The New Zealand Medical Association has released a policy briefing—Reducing Alcohol-related Harm—that recommends a suite of measures to be considered as part of an approach to reducing the harm caused by drinking alcohol.

Improving Health Literacy

The New Zealand Medical Association has produced a policy briefing on—Improving Health Literacy—that seeks to promote a shared understanding of what health literacy means, why it is important, and what can be done to improve it.

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.


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.