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Pharmacy Technicians Taking Their Careers To New Heights

Monday, 18 October 2021, 9:23 am | Pharmaceutical Society

Pharmacy technicians play an essential role in the safe delivery of medications to patients in community pharmacies and in hospitals throughout New Zealand. Tuesday 19 October 2021 is Pharmacy Technician Day. This year the Pharmaceutical Society ... More >>

Health reforms: Wider role for pharmacists

Monday, 20 September 2021, 10:18 am | Pharmaceutical Society

To mark World Pharmacists Day on 25 September, the Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand is calling for the Government to ensure a wider range of healthcare services are available at your local pharmacy. According to Professor Rhiannon Braund, president ... More >>

Pharmacists “on the frontline” protecting Kiwis against COVI

Monday, 30 August 2021, 2:12 pm | Pharmaceutical Society

There are now 167 pharmacy COVID-19 vaccination sites across New Zealand, with more coming on board every day. Nationally, one million Kiwis are now fully vaccinated, and Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins recognised the efforts of pharmacies, ... More >>

South Canterbury Pharmacist Receives Queen’s Service Medal

Thursday, 10 June 2021, 11:04 am | Pharmaceutical Society

Ronal Luxton, retired pharmacist and long-time owner of Temuka Pharmacy, and chairperson of South Canterbury District Health Board, was awarded the Queen’s Service Medal as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours. Mr Luxton has served the South Canterbury ... More >>

Budget 2021 “disappointing” For Pharmacists

Friday, 21 May 2021, 2:30 pm | Pharmaceutical Society

Pharmacists are “disappointed” that Budget 2021 contains no new funding initiatives to support the pharmacy profession to achieve quality patient outcomes. President of the Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand, Professor Rhiannon Braund, says “while ... More >>

Leading Pharmacists Honoured

Friday, 14 May 2021, 3:35 pm | Pharmaceutical Society

The Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand would like to congratulate our 2021 award winners for their outstanding achievements and significant contributions to the pharmacy profession. Gold Medals have been awarded to Bernard (Bernie) McKone and Leanne Te ... More >>

Pharmacists Welcome “sweeping Reforms” Of Health System

Wednesday, 28 October 2020, 1:12 pm | Pharmaceutical Society

The Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand welcomes the announcement by Health Minister Chris Hipkins that “sweeping reforms of the health sector will go ahead”, with the number of DHBs to be dramatically reduced. The Society believes the biggest potential ... More >>

Pharmacy Technicians’ Important Role In Our Healthcare System

Friday, 16 October 2020, 4:34 pm | Pharmaceutical Society

Pharmacy Technician Day (20 October 2020) is a great time to reflect on the important role that pharmacy technicians play within the New Zealand healthcare system. Samantha Burgess , Dispensary Manager at Life Pharmacy Coastlands, and 2020 New Zealand Primary ... More >>

Pharmacist Of The Year Recognised For Commitment To Māori And Older Adult Health

Friday, 16 October 2020, 4:24 pm | Pharmaceutical Society

Māori pharmacist Joanna Hikaka (Ngāruahine) has been announced as the winner of the Pharmacist of the Year Award 2019. Māori pharmacists represent just 2 per cent of the pharmacist workforce. The judging panel, which included representatives from ... More >>

Wider Role For Pharmacists Would Improve Healthcare

Friday, 25 September 2020, 10:06 am | Pharmaceutical Society

According to the Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand greater utilisation of the pharmacy workforce would improve primary healthcare in New Zealand. As highlighted in the GP Workforce Survey, over the next five years, 27 percent of General Practitioners ... More >>

Pharmacists Back Stroke Foundation’s Call For Greater Support

Tuesday, 4 August 2020, 12:43 pm | Pharmaceutical Society

In a report released last week by the Stroke Foundation it is estimated 11,169 New Zealanders will experience a stroke this year, at a cost to the country of $1.1 billion. The Pharmaceutical Society agrees with the Stroke Foundation “that very little ... More >>

Pharmacists Support Call For Change To Health System

Wednesday, 17 June 2020, 2:07 pm | Pharmaceutical Society

The Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand, which is the professional association for all New Zealand pharmacists, welcomes the publication of the Health and Disability System Review (Hauora Manaaki ki Aotearoa Whānui) final report and strongly supports ... More >>

Pacific Pharmacists’ Association Addressing The “information Gap” For Pacific Population

Thursday, 11 June 2020, 10:11 am | Pharmaceutical Society

A Pacific Pharmacists’ Association (PPA) initiative headed by vice-president Diana Phone aims to address the “information gap” for Pacific populations and the public about accessing medicines and pharmacy services. “Over the lockdown period I was ... More >>

Pharmacists In “ideal Position” To Help Mental Health Patients

Wednesday, 3 June 2020, 1:37 pm | Pharmaceutical Society

The Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand says community pharmacists are in an “ideal position” to help improve physical health outcomes for mental health patients. The recent story in Stuff of the death of Auckland man, Darryl Murray, from sepsis ... More >>

Pharmacists Call For Extra Funding For Vulnerable Populations

Tuesday, 12 May 2020, 2:30 pm | Pharmaceutical Society

The Pharmaceutical Society, the professional body for all pharmacists, welcomes the Government’s announcement of $3.9 billion in extra funding for District Health boards in Budget 2020. The Pharmaceutical Society is calling for District Health ... More >>

Calls For Funded Influenza Vaccines For Mental Health Patients

Wednesday, 29 April 2020, 2:47 pm | Pharmaceutical Society

The Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand, along with members of the Aotearoa New Zealand Equally Well collaborative, are urgently requesting that Pharmac reconsiders its decision to exclude people living with mental health and addiction issues from ... More >>

Government Support Package For Pharmacists

Friday, 3 April 2020, 2:04 pm | Pharmaceutical Society

The Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand is delighted that the government has moved quickly to provide an initial financial support package for pharmacy. The $15 million package was paid this week to pharmacy contract holders. Pharmaceutical Society president ... More >>

Pharmacies Under Pressure Due To COVID-19

Wednesday, 25 March 2020, 4:35 pm | Pharmaceutical Society

Pharmacies are an essential service and therefore will remain open throughout the Level 4 lockdown period. However, entering a pharmacy and the services you will receive may look different. No member of the public will be able to directly enter the pharmacy ... More >>

Pharmacists To Provide Influenza Vaccinations Early Due To COVID-19

Wednesday, 18 March 2020, 4:34 pm | Pharmaceutical Society

Influenza vaccinations will be available from pharmacies early this year, as part of the Ministry of Health’s preparations for the potential impact of COVID-19 on the health sector. This year influenza vaccinations will be starting early for eligible ... More >>

Pharmacists to play key role in immunising against measles

Monday, 10 February 2020, 2:51 pm | Pharmaceutical Society

The Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand welcomes the Government’s announcement today that a measles catch-up campaign is being launched on 1 April 2020 to strengthen New Zealand’s immunisation levels. More >>