CONSULTATION: Draft Quality Statements to Guide Melanoma Diagnosis and Treatment in New Zealand

We are seeking feedback on the draft quality statements for melanoma diagnosis and treatment in New Zealand from those with an interest in melanoma care. 

The draft quality statements have been developed by the National Melanoma Working Group (NMWG), with support from the Melanoma Network of New Zealand (MelNet) and Te Aho o Te Kahu, the Cancer Control Agency. The statements describe what quality care for melanoma should look like in New Zealand. 

We would like your feedback on how well these quality statements reflect the quality of care for melanoma that all New Zealanders should have access to and can expect to receive.

The closing date for submissions is 9.00 am 19 July 2021

Download a PDF version of the Quality Statements

Download a Word version of the Quality Statements

How to make a submission

Please email your submission to

Please ensure your submission:

  • states whether you are submitting as an individual or on behalf of an organisation. If submitting on behalf of an organisation, please include the name of the organisation and a brief description of the organisation and its aims
  • provides details for a contact person - name, position, email address and phone number
  • clearly states your general position on the Quality Statements and why
  • provides recommendations on what you think needs to change. Feedback should clearly reference the relevant sections and pages of the document and be supported by evidence.

If you have any questions about your submission or the submission process please contact Katrina Patterson, MelNet Chief Executive.

Submissions may be publicly released and published to the MelNet website.  

Who are we seeking feedback from?

We are providing an opportunity for everyone with an interest in melanoma care to provide feedback. 

This includes:

  • health care professionals providing melanoma care services
  • district health board (DHB) staff
  • those working in primary health care services
  • non-governmental organisations (NGOs)
  • patients and their family or whanau

Next steps

The NMWG will review your responses and make changes to the quality statements where needed.

The aim is to publish the finalised document on the MelNet website by September 2021 and launch at the 2021 New Zealand Melanoma Summit to be held on 10 - 12 September, University of Auckland, Auckland.