Representation

Health Sector Stakeholders

The Society has strong and mutually beneficial relationships with a wide range of stakeholders in the health sector.

For example;

  • We consulted widely in the sector when revising the New Zealand National Pharmacist Services Framework (2014) which was published in October 2014.
    • This Framework provides one complete descriptive reference source for pharmacist roles and services that when implemented will provide measurable health benefits for patients, optimising medicines usage and utilising pharmacists and the healthcare system in an efficient manner.
  • Together with the New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) we launched "Partnership for Care" Vision 2020 – Pharmacists and Doctors Working Together. The vision statement was developed by the Society and NZMA to offer a strategic direction for the way in which the professions can work together.
    • The vision sets out six vision areas which the professions will work together on over the next five years. These areas are:
      • The patient’s healthcare journey
      • Health professional roles
      • A shared working environment
      • Services
      • Professional competence and ethics
      • Payment arrangement for services.
  • The Society is a full member of the PHO Alliance and supports the "Time to Act" paper from the PHO Alliance.
    • Members of the PHO Alliance are:
      • Central PHO
      • Kimi Hauora Wairau (Marlborough PHO)
      • East Health Trust
      • Nelson Bays Primary Health
      • Christchurch PHO
      • Health Hawkes Bay
      • Rural Canterbury PHO
      • Manaia Health
      • Well South
      • Te Tai Tokerau PHO
      • West Coast PHO
      • WBOP PHO
      • PSNZ
  • The Society has participated in the update of the New Zealand Health Strategy from the Ministry of Health.
  • The Ministry of Health Pharmacy Action Plan, launched 2015, reflects significant input from the Society and its work.