Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand


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Your profession is your competitive edge

And your Society is here to provide the support to see our profession thrive.



Affiliations College ENHANCE Library and Pharmacy Press
Membership options Practice support Self Care The Voice of Pharmacy



The Pharmaceutical Society currently represents the interests pharmacists to the government, other health professionals and the general public. Without the duty of registration and discipline, we are now able to become a far more vocal advocate for pharmacy – and ensure our profession’s contribution to the health sector is valued.

The Society has the only continuing professional development programme currently accredited by the Pharmacy Council of New Zealand for demonstrating competence to gain your Annual Practising Certificate.
ENHANCE provides the official framework and professional development guidelines to ensure you acquire or update key skills to get your Annual Practising Certificate. The package includes a two hour training session on how to best use the ENHANCE framework, a comprehensive folder that enables you to plan and monitor your continuing education plus provision for personal feedback and advice from ENHANCE providers at the Society. ENHANCE is provided free to full members of the Pharmaceutical Society of NZ (Inc).

Courses are carefully planned and selected both in terms of your continuing education needs and to fit seamlessly with the ENHANCE framework.

Our team provides the latest in legislative, clinical and professional advice. This may be through our regular newsletter THE EDGE, by e-fax or via our new website, and if more immediate advice is needed, by phone. We are here to provide the support and practical advice you need in your day to day work.

New Zealand’s most comprehensive and popular pharmacist patient health information system. It is a valuable tool that reinforces your role as a primary health provider in the community. Information is researched and updated regularly to provide you and your customers the very latest facts in a practical and easy to read format.

Your Society runs the only specialist pharmacy library in New Zealand. Services include a bookstore, reference library and an information service drawing on the material in over 30 magazine titles and over 2600 books and published international papers.

Our affiliates include the Pharmacy Defence Association, The New Zealand Hospital Pharmacists’ Association, Pharmacy Industry Training Organisation and the New Zealand Pharmacy Education and Research Foundation.

All of the above services are available to full Society members. The 2014 annual fee is $440.00 (incl GST). There is a reduced membership option available for those pharmacists who are retired, overseas, non-practising. This membership only includes subscription to The EDGE magazine, access to the library and Pharmacy Press and allows you to keep your MPS/FPS designation. This options costs $104.00 per annum (incl GST).

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