PSNZ awards new Fellowships
The Society extends its warm congratulations to our three new Fellows, Patricia (Trish) Farrelly, Jacqueline (Jacqui) Lawson and Kathryn (Kathy) Maxwell
The panel of Fellows who made the awards agree that all were outstanding candidates who have made and continue to make an exceptional contribution to the profession in a diverse range of areas
Proposed Pharmacy Ownership Changes Could Impact Patient Services
Proposed changes to pharmacy ownership regulations may limit the ability of pharmacists in the future to deliver enhanced services such as vaccinations and warfarin monitoring.
Society Welcomes Collaboration with Medical Colleagues to boost Flu Jab Uptake
The Society welcomes the announcement that from 1 April, subsidised flu vaccinations will be available to the over 65s and pregnant women through pharmacies.
Increased Access to Oral Contraceptives
The Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand (The Society) is delighted with the announcement that selected oral contraceptives are to be reclassified to permit pharmacist supply in certain circumstances.
Integrated Health Care Framework Consultation
The Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand (PSNZ) and the New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) have worked in partnership to develop a person-centred framework for pharmacists and doctors to deliver an integrated model of health care.
Pharmacy Council APC Online
The Pharmacy Council will be introducing APC Online in March this year. All pharmacists must apply for their annual practising certificates online
Advice on sun safety
The summer is a great time of year when we can all really enjoy the heat of the sun and make the most of the great outdoors.
Choosing Wisely Campaign Launch
Choosing Wisely is a new campaign for New Zealand that encourages health professionals to talk to patients about unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures.
NZ Pharmacy Education & Research Foundation Funds awarded
At the November meeting of the NZPERF Board the following funds were awarded:
Post Earthquake update
Everyone at the Society extends their warm wishes and support to those members, their staff and families affected by the earthquakes in the early hours of Monday November 14.
Health Practitioners Bill
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes the passing of legislation which enables a wider range of appropriate health practitioners to undertake certain functions currently restricted to medical practitioners.
Quality Standards for Intern Training
Debbie Wallace, EVOLVE Intern Programme Manager says "the Society is soon to introduce Quality Standards for intern training both for preceptors and pharmacy sites."
The Standards recognise that the preceptor has a significant role in facilitating successful intern learning and that other significant contributors are the training site and the person in charge of that site
PSNZ to appoint early career pharmacist to governing body
The Pharmaceutical Society National Executive will appoint an early career pharmacist to their ranks for a trial period of a year.
Integrated Care in the Spotlight at Spring Function
The Society hosted around 80 people to a spring function on Thursday 6 October, to introduce its framework for the way in which doctors and pharmacists can work together in the future.
Mental health awareness week 2016
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says mental health awareness week is a good reminder for people to think about their mental health and wellbeing.
Celebrating world pharmacists day 2016
PSNZ accepted into membership of FIP
PSNZ has been welcomed by Luc Besancon, FIP General Secretary and Chief Executive, as a new member organisation of the International Pharmaceutical Federation.
Pharmacists in frontline response
Havelock North has been in the news recently following a gastro outbreak caused by campylobacter bacteria contaminating the town's water supply. We spoke to two local pharmacists about the frontline response.
PSNZ Professional Services Award winners
The Rotorua Area Primary Health Services (RAPHS) entered their
clinical service across the RAPHS network with a focus on improving
patient outcomes and ensuring optimal medicines utilisation in the
Pharmaceutical Society Professional Services Pharmacy Award.
PSNZ Pharmacist of the year
Tanya du Plessis is the infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Stewardship pharmacist at Middlemore Hospital and an expert in her field having completed a Master in infectious diseases from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine with the Dean’s award in 2015.
Pharmacy Action Plan
PSNZ is taking a lead responsibility for many actions in the Ministry of Healths Pharmacy Action Plan, on behalf of the sector and working with other pharmacy sector organisations towards successful implementation by 2020.
Appointment to PSNZ National Executive
The Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand is pleased to announce the appointment of Wellington GP Dr Lynn McBain to its National Executive.
PSNZ launches "Mylearning@Society"
PSNZ is pleased to make their new learning managment sytem (LMS) available to all members.
Arthritis NZ - A Joint Approach
The Arthritis New Zealand speaker series proudly sponsored by Blackmores and in association with Green Cross Health will be held in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch in June 2016
PSNZ Annual Report 2015
The National Executive of the Pharmaceutical Society of NZ (Inc) is pleased to present the Annual Report for 2015, available at the following link.
Pharmacy Accuracy Checking Technicians
Health Minister, Jonathan Coleman said in a statement issued yesterday that this new technician role will help free up pharmacists so they can spend more time with patients.
Latest PSNZ Media Statements
Media releases from PSNZ:
1. District Health Board elections
2. New Zealand Health Strategy
Honouring WW1 Pharmacists
On the wall of the Pharmaceutical Society Board Room hangs this brass plaque honouring nine pharmacists who lost their lives in World War 1
Evaluation of CPSA
“The Society sees some positives in the Sapere evaluation of the CPSA” says Society President, Graeme Smith.
With the Ministry of Health’s Medicines Classification Committee’s latest recommendation, our local community pharmacists will be able to provide repeat supplies of selected oral contraceptives to women.
Updated 2nd February
PSA postgraduate pharmacy qualifications in leadership and management
The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) along with the Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand (PSNZ) are excited to annouce a joint collaboration
10th Anniversary Celebrations
On Thursday 15 October the Society celebrated its 10th anniversary at a function in Wellington.
PHO Alliance welcomes PSNZ
The Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand (PSNZ), the professional body representing pharmacists, has become a full member of the PHO Alliance in a move which clearly signals the intent of both organisations to working on a ‘whole of sector’ basis for the benefit of the health of all New Zealanders.