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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 >>

Tardy response to ensure access to measles vaccinations

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 11:53 am | Pharmaceutical Society

Following Associate Minister of Health Julie Anne Genter’s announcement on 30 October that the way is clear for DHBs to contract pharmacy to vaccinate 16-49 year olds against measles, only 8 of 20 DHBs are now in the process of doing so. More >>

Pharmacists call for more support for Mental Health

Tuesday, 26 November 2019, 2:15 pm | Pharmaceutical Society

The "precarious state of New Zealand's public health services" has been laid bare in a new Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) report, Hospitals on the Edge . More >>

Antibiotic Amnesty: Together we can keep antibiotics working

Monday, 18 November 2019, 10:03 am | Pharmaceutical Society

This year for World Antibiotic Awareness Week an ‘Antibiotic Amnesty’ will be promoted in participating pharmacies from 18 November through until the end of the year, with the support of the Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand and the Ministry ... More >>

Pharmacists to deliver MMR vaccinations

Thursday, 31 October 2019, 11:23 am | Pharmaceutical Society

The Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand welcomes the announcement by Associate Minister of Health Julie Anne Genter that trained pharmacist vaccinators in approximately 450 pharmacies across New Zealand will soon be able to deliver MMR vaccinations to ... More >>

Pharmacy technicians’ essential role in healthcare system

Friday, 11 October 2019, 3:02 pm | Pharmaceutical Society

Pharmacy Technician Day (15 October 2019) is a great time to reflect on the essential role that pharmacy technicians play within the New Zealand healthcare system. More >>

Pharmacists call for immunisation “Catch-Up Plan”

Tuesday, 1 October 2019, 12:45 pm | Pharmaceutical Society

The Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand is calling for a formal Ministry of Health led “Catch-Up Plan” to increase the populations immunisation levels. More >>

All pharmacists to be trained vaccinators in future

Friday, 13 September 2019, 4:22 pm | Pharmaceutical Society

From 2020 all intern pharmacists will be trained as vaccinators as a regular part of their pharmacist intern training programme. More >>

Pharmacists’ recommendations on Health and Disability System

Monday, 9 September 2019, 1:25 pm | Pharmaceutical Society

The Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand congratulates the Minister’s Panel on an extensive and accomplished Health and Disability System Review Interim Report . More >>

Pharmacists agree a measles outbreak should not be happening

Friday, 23 August 2019, 3:31 pm | Pharmaceutical Society

The Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand agrees with Dr Nikki Turner, Director of the Immunisation Advisory Centre who said recently that a measles outbreak in New Zealand “should not be happening.” More >>

PSNZ concern at lack of Public Health funding

Thursday, 30 May 2019, 3:40 pm | Pharmaceutical Society

With immunisation rates in childhood falling, outbreaks of communicable diseases such as measles and meningitis becoming regionally more prolific, and the need for a national catch up programme – better access to pharmacy vaccination in the community ... More >>

Pharmacists welcome mental health funding

Thursday, 30 May 2019, 2:57 pm | Pharmaceutical Society

Pharmacists Welcome Health Funding for Mental Health and the opportunity for community pharmacy to provide access to equitable healthcare. Pharmacy is well placed to provide better healthcare and services to address the challenges of Mental Health and Addiction ... More >>