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How we work

How does PSNZ work?

The Paediatric Society provides:

  • A forum that supports a national, interactive, web based network of professionals who have an interest in the provision of excellent health care for babies/pēpi, children/tamariki, young people/rangatahi and their families/whānau

  • A membership whose profile is multidisciplinary and is able to support practices across a wide range of health care environments
    Click here for information on how to join the PSNZ  

  • People can access the NZ Paediatric Society website through two avenues. Members have paid their subscription and have full access to the Paediatric Society website
    Non-members of the PSNZ who request to participate in a SIG or Clinical Network. They are called participants and only have access to the public website pages and the Network or SIG website pages that they have requested to join. 
    Click here for nomination form to join a SIG or Clinical Network as a participant. 
  • Advocacy for children and young people through policy development, submissions, representation on child health forums and advisory groups
  • A mechanism to contribute to clinical discussions on a range of topics and quality improvement initiatives (e.g. Position Statements, Standards, Guideline development)  

  • A multidisciplinary Annual Scientific Meeting to promote and enhance best clinical practice in NZ

  • A supportive, professional environment within which initiatives can be supported and or promoted

  • A strong interactive link between other professional organisations and relevant Government Ministries

  • A structured multidisciplinary and NZ wide Governance Council to provide oversight to all Paediatric Society operations

Click here to view our Strategic Plan dated December 2016