Who we are

The Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand Incorporated is the professional membership organisation representing pharmacists and pharmacy technicians from all sectors of pharmacy practice in New Zealand. 

We represent the professional voice of pharmacy.  We offer advocacy, education, and advisory services with the aim of keeping the profession strong. 

Members receive:

  • Representation and advocacy
  • Professional support
  • Education and training for continuing professional development

Pharmacy plays an important role in the New Zealand healthcare system.  Every day, we support our members to deliver quality health outcomes for their patients.

We are committed to promoting and recognising professional pharmacy practice and to creating greater awareness of the important role pharmacists and their teams have in medicines management and in the safe and quality use of medicines.

We have around 3,700 members.  Approximately 70% per cent are registered pharmacists working in community pharmacies in New Zealand and 15% per cent are registered pharmacists working in hospitals in New Zealand.  The balance of membership is made up of New Zealand pharmacy students, pharmacy interns, pharmacy technicians and retired pharmacists.

Our Work

The Society shapes the future of pharmacy by working with Government, Te Whatu Ora districts, and other key health sector stakeholders as the voice of pharmacy.

We lobby for service innovation and funding to achieve quality patient outcomes and to utilise pharmacists' skills and widen pharmacists' scope of practice.

We educate the public on existing and new services that pharmacists provide.

We position pharmacists as trusted healthcare professionals that the public and other health professionals value for their important role in our health system.

We develop submissions and position statements on behalf of members and have developed strong and mutually beneficial relationships with a wide range of stakeholders in the health sector.

Everything we do is underpinned by our Strategic Plan. 

Our People 

Learn more about the people who make up the Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand Inc.