LOGIC March 2018 Vol 17 Vol 1 - Page 3

Chair’s Report Celeste Gillmer Chairperson Tena Koutou katoa The leaves are turning golden and red and Easter was already celebrated – 2018 is definitely going past in a blink of an eye. Nurses said no to the new DHB MECA proposal, there are talks of a Primary Health Care review and Jane O’Malley has resigned as the Chief Nurse. 2018 will be a year of change. Make sure your voice is heard…don’t sit back and watch what happens to nursing (in Primary Health Care in specific) – take part actively, stand up for what you believe in. Stand up for nursing and safe staffing levels. Stand up for being able to work and care as a nurse. Everyone Matters! As I realise that while time is flying past, we need to reflect on what we, as the NZ College of Primary Health Care Nurses, aim to achieve in 2018. March 2018 L.O.G.I.C The Objectives of the NZ College of PHC Nurses, NZNO • • • Organisational: To be acknowledged as a representative advisory structure for PHC nurses within the NZNO maintaining accountability and transparent processes Leadership To be the lead consultant for PHC nursing Social To strengthen PHC nurses to honour and implement New Zealand’s Te Tiriti o Waitangi; to foster PHC nurse’s professional responsibility to address health inequalities, to demonstrate partnership, advocacy, and equity with individuals, whanau, communities, and intersectorial agencies. Encourage development of PHC Nurse members NZ College of PHC Nurses, NZNO - Aims for 2018: NZ PHC Nursing Knowledge and Skills Framework: The NZ Primary Health Care Nursing Knowledge and Skills Framework is a Joint Venture between MidCentral District Health Board, the New Zealand Nurses’ Organisation and the College of Primary Health Care Nurses. The Framework is intended to provide support for best practice by primary healthcare nurses and used alongside other national guidelines and standards of practice. Primary Health Care Review: The NZ College of PHC Nurses will aim to be a main representative for PHC nurses across New Zealand for this work to be completed by the Ministry of Health. 1