National Pharmacist Services Framework

Introduction

The New Zealand National Pharmacist Services Framework (the Framework) was developed in 2007 by District Health Boards of New Zealand (DHBNZ). When the Society took over responsibility of the Framework, it undertook a review, starting with a cross sector consultation. From this first review changes were made to the format, language, service descriptions and services.

The Framework enables:
  • the promotion of optimal medicine-related outcomes from medicines; encouragement of multidisciplinary work practices, primary-primary and primary-secondary collaboration and integrated care
  • the utilisation of the opportunity for enhanced access that community pharmacy offers for the promotion of public health and well-being and the encouragement of self-care;
  • the optimisation of health by evaluating and addressing where possible, the medication management needs of local populations and individual patients;
  • the development of medication management services that enhance patient choice, access and convenience and provide a positive experience for patients and other providers of healthcare;
  • the provision of a range of clinically effective and cost-effective medication management services
  • the development of an integrated approach to planning and commissioning of innovative medication management services that contribute to the development of primary health care and the optimisation of health outcomes regionally and nationally.
  • alignment of services with specific pharmacist roles, such as those working in integrated health organisations and/or general practices.

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National Pharmacist Services Framework