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Keeping the profession STRONG
The Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand Inc is the professional association representing over 3,000 pharmacists, from all sectors of pharmacy practice. We provide to pharmacists professional support and representation, training for continuing professional development, and assistance to enable them to deliver to all New Zealanders the best pharmaceutical practice and professional services in relation to medicines.
YOUR SOCIETY - THE PROFESSIONAL VOICE OF PHARMACY
Let's plan for better care pharmacy week 22-28 February
This month we've partnered with the Health Quality and Safety Commission for a campaign they are running regarding high risk medicines from 22 to 28 February. The campaign is entitled Let's PLAN for better carepharmacy week.
The week is about encouraging people to learn more about their medicines by talking to their pharmacist or taking away information. The overall aim is to improve health literacy and reduce harm from high risk medicines.
Two competitions are being held during the week - a display competition for pharmacies and a quiz for pharmacy customers.
Packs being sent during the campaign include;
Fact sheets for customers on warfarin, methotrexate, insulin and getting help with medicines ( which was written by us and contains information about extended medicines services.)
Entry form for the customer competition
Taking your medicines safely brochures
There are two iPads up for grabs for those who participate in the display competition, one in the North Island and one in the South Island.
The resource pack will be sent to pharmacies very soon.
Click the following for the fact sheets: Pharmacist Help, Insulin, Methotrexate, Warfarin
HAVE YOU JOINED US?
Your brochure, subscription form and invoice has been mailed to you and the Society thanks all those who have returned their subscriptions already. If you have mislaid your form please follow the directions above under "membership".
Membership continues to be strong and growing. Remember your annual subscriptions for full membership is $382.61 (GST EXCL) and it brings you the following key benefits.
MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM
EasySub Application form - Monthly payments available until 30 April 2015
Click here for futher information regarding belonging to the Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand Incorporated.
Members' Section of the PSNZ Website
Your user name is your PSNZ registration number and the password is as sent to you with your letter of welcome to the Society, unless you have personally changed it. If you have misplaced or forgotten it, then follow the "
forgot your password?" instructions and it will be emailed to the e-mail address the Society has recorded for you.
KEY BENEFITS OF FULL MEMBERSHIP OF THE SOCIETY
Full member participation in the ENHANCE recertification programme with personalised support and guidance at all times for all you APC recertification needs. All 2013 members will receive FREE a printed, full colour guide to the new re-certification framework and the ENHANCE 2.0 programme. NB: ENHANCE is available to all members of the Society at no further cost. Click here to read the guide to the new re-certification framework and the ENHANCE 2.0 programme.
Liz Johnstone will look after you. You can contact her direct on E.Johnstone@psnz.org.nz
Free membership of the College with immediate access to discounted and member only continuing education and government accredited training.
Contact Sarah Long, College Administration Coordinator email@example.com
- CLINICAL AND REGULATORY PRACTICE SUPPORT
Clinical and regulatory practice advice and support from our team of knowledgeable and experienced pharmacists.
Email Bob Buckham on B.firstname.lastname@example.org
- THE SOCIETY INTERN TRAINING PROGRAMME
EVOLVE manages the future of the profession with the latest teachings - full of enthusiasm and energy for pharmacy. An intern is a special member of the community pharmacy and Debbie Wallace and her team support ongoing management of interns' transition to the practice environment.
Contact Debbie Wallace on email@example.com
We have a wealth of knowledge and experience at the Society.
Full membership of the Society also gives you the annual Regional Symposia registration at a nominal price (see further information below), lots of newsletters, email alerts and a members' webpage with important pharmacy announcements and our advocacy on your behalf that brings new opportunities, new services and government support.
The Society offers you complimentary membership while you are still studying. Please download and complete this Membership Form and send back to us at the address given above. Year 2 Students please note we are now ready to receive applications for the Jack Noel Henderson.
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - PSNZ-MIMS PHARMACIST OF THE YEAR AWARD
The PSNZ-MIMS Award for Pharmacist of the Year was first made in 2013 and recognises achievement in, through, and by an individual pharmacist who has given outstanding service to the pharmacy profession and the NZ Health service.
Do you know someone who;
- Consistently demonstrates excellence in professional clinical pharmacy practice by providing high quality clinical pharmacy services that improve patients outcomes;
- Raises the profile and role of the clinical pharmacist; and
- Provides a model of practice that others strive to emulate.
Award nominees can be from any of the Pharmacy sectors, community, hospital, working from within a PHO, or as a consultant service but must be a Society Member. They will have led by example through their advocacy, ongoing, consistent, and significant work. Their achievements are an inspiration to those pursuing innovative practice; to those striving to raise standards and to pharmacists who, through their professionalism, provide models for others in related disciplines, educational institutions, and government, industry and community service.
The Award of Pharmacist of the Year is based on a significant achievement in an area of excellence within the year or a recent period.
To nominate an appropriate candidate simply complete the nomination form (click here) and send along with two letters endorsing the person nominated as meeting the criteria, to the PSNZ CEO, PO Box 11640 Manners Street, Wellington 6142.
Closing date for applications FRIDAY 20 MARCH 2015
NEW ZEALAND NATIONAL PHARMACIST SERVICES FRAMEWORK 2014
It is our pleasure to release the New Zealand National Pharmacist Services Framework 2014, to read please click here, for a brief outline of our review process please click here.
VISION 2020 - PARTNERSHIP FOR CARE - PHARMACISTS AND DOCTORS WORKING TOGETHER - PSNZ AND NZMA
The Vision 2020 - Partnership for Care has now been released to read the vision document please click here, for the vision covering letter please click here.
JACK NOEL HENDERSON SCHOLARSHIP
The recipient of the Jack Noel Henderson Scholarship for 2013 is Brittney Young from the University of Otago, School of Pharmacy.
Applications are now open for the 2014 Jack Noel Henderson Scholarship, for more information and to complete an Application Form, click here. Applications close 4.00pm, Friday 15th August 2014.
The Scholarship was established to assist students, experiencing financial hardship, during the second year of their full time pharmacy course.
CPAMS UPDATES FOR ALL PHARMACISTS, INTERNS, LOCUMS, TECHNICIANS
If you are interested in providing an Anticoagulation Management Service from your Pharmacy, please click here for an expression of interest document and here for the information sheet on CPAMS Resources - Advice to new applicants (Appendix of the Overview document). Also provided is a link to the following documents on the TAS website – please click here:
- Suggestions for getting started on CPAMS
- A powerpoint presentation on the CPAM Service
- Information for General Practice
- Information for patients
- Current Service Specification, Community Pharmacy Anti-Coagulation Management Service, CPSA 2012
- CPAM Service Referral Form
- CPAM Service Registration/Consent form
- CPAM Service Standing Orders
- Requirements and pre-requisites for undertaking CPAM Services, including health and safety requirements (prepared by the Pharmaceutical Society of NZ)
- List of pharmacies currently offering CPAM Services.
Please click on this link to read the interim review on CPAMS from DHB Shared Services.
For any queries regarding CPAMS please contact: pharmacy@DHBSS.health.nz
New CPAMS Pharmacy Self Care card - click here to view
The Society has recently developed a simple Getting Started Promotional Pack for CPAMS pharmacists to help you forge a strong relationship with your local doctors and help you recruit patients.
The pack contains - click on the links to download.
All of these documents are merely guides that you can customise according to your needs and personalise to your pharmacy and pharmacists requirements.
AWARDS -SOCIETY FELLOWS 2013
This year's Fellows will be announced in November, nominations are now being called for with a closing date of Tuesday 30th September 2014.
Fellowship Guidleines can be downloaded and read here and for a nomination form click here
CLICK HERE TO ACCESS FORTHCOMING EVENTS LIST
NATIONAL EXECUTIVE 2013-2015
The 2013 election of the National Executive members was Wednesday 25 September 2013.
The membership have re-elected Clare Hynd and elected Natalie Gauld, Graeme Smith and William (Billy) Allan to serve on the next term of the National Executive.
The seven members of the National Executive are;
President: Dale Griffiths; Vice President: Clare Hynd and Treasurer: Billy Allan
Members: Immediate Past President: Elizabeth Plant, Ian McMichael JP, Natalie Gauld, Graeme Smith.
Co-opted Member: Kim Brackley, President NZHPA
The National Executive member profile is in process of being updated.
The Society's National Executive will be working to:
1. Secure a sustainable relevant pharmacist service framework that improves patient outcomes
2. Develop the workforce appropriately
3. Build relationships and partnerships with other healthcare professions
4. Attract strong membership to ensure the support of the profession
5. Maintain and develop the Society's core business
6. Drive and support innovation in pharmacy
7.Support our members to address medicines management issues in high needs populations.
Key Strategy Document: 10 Year Vision for Pharmacists 2004-2014 Click here
MAORI HEALTH STRATEGY
To view the Maori Health Strategy for the Pharmacy Profession - please click here.
DHB REGIONS WITH MEDICINES USE REVIEW (MUR) SERVICES
Click here for a list
Consumer Eye Care and Conjunctivitis Leaflets
** ** Click here to download and print the leaflet ** **
PHARMACIST REGISTRATION, COMPETENCE AND FITNESS TO PRACTISE
Please contact the Pharmacy
Council of New Zealand
PO Box 25-137, Wellington Phone 04 495-0330
Please contact the Health and Disability Commissioner
Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand (Incorporated)
Level 10 Grand Arcade Tower, 16-20 Willis Street, Wellington 6011
PO Box 11 640 Manners Street, Wellington 6142
Tel: 04 802 0030,
Fax: 04 382 9297