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Women's Health Strategy and Pharmac - Regarding Oestradiol

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From: K Scrivener

Dear Ministry of Health,

Please provide the following information:
- All correspondence, communications, policies, and guidance to Pharmac relating to the supply issue for Oestradiol (Estradot) patches, Oestradiol gel and other products. From 2022 to current.
- Will the ministry of health continue with the 2023 Women’s Health Strategy?
- All correspondence and communications about the Women’s Health Strategy, including between the Ministry of Health and the Minister of Health, Shane Reti, from December 2023 to current.
- Current budget assigned to carrying out the Women’s Health Strategy.
- A copy of the most recent Letter of Expectation from the Minister of Health, Shane Reti, to Pharmac.
- The Women’s Health action plan and progress reports from 2023 - current. We want to know what impact the Women’s Health Action Plan has had for women.

Yours faithfully,

K Scrivener

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Kia ora  

 

Thank you for your request for official information, received on 2 June
2024 for:

 

“All correspondence, communications, policies, and guidance to Pharmac
relating to the supply issue for Oestradiol (Estradot) patches, Oestradiol
gel and other products. From 2022 to current.

 

Will the ministry of health continue with the 2023 Women’s Health
Strategy?

 

All correspondence and communications about the Women’s Health Strategy,
including between the Ministry of Health and the Minister of Health, Shane
Reti, from December 2023 to current.

 

Current budget assigned to carrying out the Women’s Health Strategy.

 

A copy of the most recent Letter of Expectation from the Minister of
Health, Shane Reti, to Pharmac.

 

The Women’s Health action plan and progress reports from 2023 - current.
We want to know what impact the Women’s Health Action Plan has had for
women.”

 

We are contacting you in accordance with section 18B of the Official
Information Act 1982 (the Act) as your request, as it is currently worded,
is for a very large volume of internal administrative emails. Your request
may be refused under section 18(f) of the Act as the information requested
cannot be made available without substantial collation or research.

 

 In order to provide you with information sooner and in order to work
within a more manageable request, are you happy to refine the first
section of your request to:  

 

"All official correspondence and communications about the Women’s Health
Strategy, including between the Ministry of Health and the Minister of
Health, Shane Reti, from December 2023 to current."

 

Please respond by 25 June 2024 so that we can consider your refinement in
our response to your request.

 

We look forward to receiving your response. 

 

Ngâ mihi 

  

 

OIA Services Team

Manatû Hauora | Ministry of Health

M[1]inistry of Health information releases 
U[2]nite against COVID-19 

 

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Kia ora,
Thank you for your request for official information, received on 2 June
2024 for information regarding Oestradiol and the Women's Health
Strategy. 
As attached below, you were advised on 20 June 2024 that your request, as
it is currently worded, is for a very large volume of internal
administrative emails. Your request may be refused under section 18(f) of
the Act as the information requested cannot be made available without
substantial collation or research.
In order to provide you with information sooner and in order to work
within a more manageable request, are you happy to refine the first
section of your request to:  
"All official correspondence and communications about the Women’s Health
Strategy, including between the Ministry of Health and the Minister of
Health, Shane Reti, from December 2023 to current."
Please respond as soon as possible so that we can consider your refinement
in our response to your request.
We look forward to receiving your response. 

Ngâ mihi 

  

OIA Services Team

Manatû Hauora | Ministry of Health

M[1]inistry of Health information releases 
U[2]nite against COVID-19 

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Kia ora,  
Thank you for your request for official information received on 2 June
2024 for:
“All correspondence, communications, policies, and guidance to Pharmac
relating to the supply issue for Oestradiol (Estradot) patches, Oestradiol
gel and other products. From 2022 to current.
Will the ministry of health continue with the 2023 Women’s Health
Strategy?
All correspondence and communications about the Women’s Health Strategy,
including between the Ministry of Health and the Minister of Health, Shane
Reti, from December 2023 to current.
Current budget assigned to carrying out the Women’s Health Strategy.
A copy of the most recent Letter of Expectation from the Minister of
Health, Shane Reti, to Pharmac.
The Women’s Health action plan and progress reports from 2023 - current.
We want to know what impact the Women’s Health Action Plan has had for
women.” 
The Ministry of Health believes the information you have requested is also
aligned with the functions of Health New Zealand - Te Whatu Ora. For this
reason, we consulted with Health New Zealand - Te Whatu Ora regarding the
transfer your request under section 14(b)(ii) of the Act. You can expect a
reply from both them and the Ministry of Health in due course. 

Ngâ mihi 

  

OIA Services Team

Manatû Hauora | Ministry of Health

M[1]inistry of Health information releases 
U[2]nite against COVID-19 

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2. https://covid19.govt.nz/

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Kia ora,
Thank you for your request for official information, received on 2 June
2024 for information regarding Oestradiol and the Women's Health
Strategy. 
As attached below, you were advised on 20 June 2024 and 25 June 2024 that
your request, as it is currently worded, is for a very large volume of
internal administrative emails. Your request may be refused under section
18(f) of the Act as the information requested cannot be made available
without substantial collation or research.
In order to provide you with information sooner and in order to work
within a more manageable request, are you happy to refine the third
section of your request to:  
"All official correspondence and communications about the Women’s Health
Strategy, including between the Ministry of Health and the Minister of
Health, Shane Reti, from December 2023 to current."
Please respond as soon as possible so that we can consider your refinement
in our response to your request.
We look forward to receiving your response. 

Ngâ mihi 

  

OIA Services Team

Manatû Hauora | Ministry of Health

M[1]inistry of Health information releases 
U[2]nite against COVID-19 

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To: K Scrivener <[FOI #27108 email]>
Subject: Refinement of your request for information, ref: H2024043293
CRM:0001492
 
Kia ora,
Thank you for your request for official information, received on 2 June
2024 for information regarding Oestradiol and the Women's Health
Strategy. 
As attached below, you were advised on 20 June 2024 that your request, as
it is currently worded, is for a very large volume of internal
administrative emails. Your request may be refused under section 18(f) of
the Act as the information requested cannot be made available without
substantial collation or research.
In order to provide you with information sooner and in order to work
within a more manageable request, are you happy to refine the third
section of your request to:  
"All official correspondence and communications about the Women’s Health
Strategy, including between the Ministry of Health and the Minister of
Health, Shane Reti, from December 2023 to current."
Please respond as soon as possible so that we can consider your refinement
in our response to your request.
We look forward to receiving your response. 

Ngâ mihi 

  

OIA Services Team

Manatû Hauora | Ministry of Health

M[3]inistry of Health information releases 
U[4]nite against COVID-19 

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Kia ora,

 

Thank you for your request for official information received on 2 June
2024 requesting:

 

“All correspondence, communications, policies, and guidance to Pharmac
relating to the supply issue for Oestradiol (Estradot) patches, Oestradiol
gel and other products. From 2022 to current.

 

Will the ministry of health continue with the 2023 Women’s Health
Strategy?

 

All correspondence and communications about the Women’s Health Strategy,
including between the Ministry of Health and the Minister of Health, Shane
Reti, from December 2023 to current.

 

Current budget assigned to carrying out the Women’s Health Strategy.

 

A copy of the most recent Letter of Expectation from the Minister of
Health, Shane Reti, to Pharmac.

 

The Women’s Health action plan and progress reports from 2023 - current.
We want to know what impact the Women’s Health Action Plan has had for
women."

 

The Ministry of Health has decided to extend the period of time available
to respond to your request under section 15A of the Official Information
Act 1982 (the Act) as the request is for as consultations necessary to
make a decision on the request are such that a proper response to the
request cannot reasonably be made within the original time limit.

 

You can now expect a response to your request on, or before, 30 July 2024.

 

Please note that as you were advised on 20 June, 25 June and 1 July 2024
that the third section of your request, as it is currently worded, is for
a very large volume of internal administrative emails. This section may be
refused under section 18(f) of the Act as the information requested cannot
be made available without substantial collation or research.

 

In order to provide you with information sooner and in order to work
within a more manageable request, are you happy to refine the third
section of your request to:  

 

"All official correspondence and communications about the Women’s Health
Strategy, including between the Ministry of Health and the Minister of
Health, Shane Reti, from December 2023 to current."

 

Please respond as soon as possible so that we can consider your refinement
in our response to your request.

 

You have the right, under section 28 of the Act, to ask the Ombudsman to
review my decision to extend the time available to respond to your
request.

 

Ngâ mihi  

 

 

OIA Services Team

Manatû Hauora | Ministry of Health

M[1]inistry of Health information releases 
U[2]nite against COVID-19 

 

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Kia ora,
Thank you for your request for official information received on 2 June
2024 requesting:
“All correspondence, communications, policies, and guidance to Pharmac
relating to the supply issue for Oestradiol (Estradot) patches, Oestradiol
gel and other products. From 2022 to current.
Will the ministry of health continue with the 2023 Women’s Health
Strategy?
All correspondence and communications about the Women’s Health Strategy,
including between the Ministry of Health and the Minister of Health, Shane
Reti, from December 2023 to current.
Current budget assigned to carrying out the Women’s Health Strategy.
A copy of the most recent Letter of Expectation from the Minister of
Health, Shane Reti, to Pharmac.
The Women’s Health action plan and progress reports from 2023 - current.
We want to know what impact the Women’s Health Action Plan has had for
women."
The Ministry of Health has decided to extend the period of time available
to respond to your request under section 15A of the Official Information
Act 1982 (the Act) as the request is for as consultations necessary to
make a decision on the request are such that a proper response to the
request cannot reasonably be made within the original time limit.
You can now expect a response to your request on, or before, 30 July 2024.
Please note that as you were advised on 20 June, 25 June and 1 July 2024
that the third section of your request, as it is currently worded, is for
a very large volume of internal administrative emails. This section may be
refused under section 18(f) of the Act as the information requested cannot
be made available without substantial collation or research.
In order to provide you with information sooner and in order to work
within a more manageable request, are you happy to refine the third
section of your request to:  
"All official correspondence and communications about the Women’s Health
Strategy, including between the Ministry of Health and the Minister of
Health, Shane Reti, from December 2023 to current."
Please respond as soon as possible so that we can consider your refinement
in our response to your request.
You have the right, under section 28 of the Act, to ask the Ombudsman to
review my decision to extend the time available to respond to your
request.
Ngâ mihi  

OIA Services Team

Manatû Hauora | Ministry of Health

M[1]inistry of Health information releases 
U[2]nite against COVID-19 

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2. https://covid19.govt.nz/

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