About the Paediatric Society of New Zealand
What Does PSNZ do for Children and Youth?
As a multi-disciplinary society we are able to develop and influence pathways for improving the health and wellbeing of children and youth.
The Society works collaboratively with other societies, government departments and institutions which have similar goals to create a better New Zealand for children and youth. All of this work is accomplished through the efforts of Society members, who voluntarily provide their expertise.
The Paediatric Society of New Zealand believes all children and youth should, by right, attain optimal physical, mental and social health and well being. By working as a coordinated national network of health professionals the Society dedicates its efforts and resources to this end.
The PSNZ is working to:
Advocate for the health, wellbeing and social environment of children and young people, consistent with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Plan for the development of all aspects of child and youth healthcare.
Promote quality health care and disease prevention initiatives that interlink to form a cohesive network.
Establish standards, guidelines, and processes of audit and evaluation.
Provide and publish information for health care professionals and families.
Aims and Objectives
The aims and objectives of the Society are to stimulate interest in and to promote the scientific study of child health and Paediatrics in New Zealand, and to engage in all activities which, in the opinion of the Society, may be necessary from time to time in the interests of child health. The society engages in the following activities to promote the welfare of New Zealand children.
Encourage and promote the study and advancement of the science and practice of paediatrics, child health nursing and other professional practices involved with child health
Generally to promote the health and welfare of children in New Zealand consistent with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of a Child Advocate for children on all issues related to their health at a local, regional and national level Provide information to the public of New Zealand on all matters that concern the health and welfare of children. Advance public education and awareness of the science and practice of paediatrics, child health and welfare of children
Maintenance of the highest possible level of the scientific and ethical practice in the health care of children in New Zealand.
How Does PSNZ Work?
The PSNZ has a multidisciplinary council supported by an elected President, CEO and executive officers. Special Interest Groups (SIGs) provide an opportunity for people with similar interests to network, develop guidelines, set up training initiatives and respond to child and youth advocacy issues.
The Paediatric Society of New Zealand is an Incorporated New Zealand Society
St John House
99 The Terrace
The following SIGs exist:
Child Health Managers
Communication and Connection
Community Child & Youth Health
Diabetes & Endocrinology
Fetus & Newborn
Infectious Diseases and Immunisation
Pain in Childhood
Pharmacists & Therpeutics