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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 

  • Opportunities for members with similar interests to network together regardless of discipline, to develop guidelines, set up training initiatives and respond to child and youth advocacy issues
    Click here for a list of the Special Interest Groups and their Convenors

  • 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