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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 >>

More Services from Pharmacists Celebrated

Monday, 25 September 2017, 9:42 am | Pharmaceutical Society

The 25th of September is World Pharmacists Day and New Zealand pharmacists will join their colleagues around the globe in celebrating their roles in health care and in research. More >>

Collaboration w/ Medical Colleagues to boost Flu Jab Uptake

Wednesday, 15 March 2017, 4:36 pm | Pharmaceutical Society

The Society welcomes the announcement that from 1 April, subsidised flu vaccinations will be available to the over 65s and pregnant women through pharmacies. More >>

Increased Access to Oral Contraceptives – Great News

Wednesday, 15 February 2017, 4:00 pm | Pharmaceutical Society

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. More >>

Pharmaceutical Society Appoints Dr Lynn Mcbain

Wednesday, 27 July 2016, 3:34 pm | Pharmaceutical Society

The Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand is pleased to announce the appointment of Wellington GP Dr Lynn McBain to its National Executive. More >>

Pharmaceutical Society delighted over extra health funding

Friday, 27 May 2016, 11:03 am | Pharmaceutical Society

The Pharmaceutical Society is delighted to see an extra $2.2B of Health funding over the next four years in the Budget announced this afternoon by Finance Minister the Hon Bill English. More >>

Checking Technicians will free up Pharmacists

Wednesday, 11 May 2016, 3:09 pm | Pharmaceutical Society

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. More >>

Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand enthusiastic

Thursday, 21 April 2016, 4:06 pm | Pharmaceutical Society

Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand enthusiastic about New Zealand Health Strategy: Live Well, Stay Well, Get Well More >>

Repeat supplies of oral contraceptives from pharmacists

Friday, 29 January 2016, 4:58 pm | Pharmaceutical Society

New Zealand women to have access to regular repeat supplies of oral contraceptives directly from their community pharmacist. More >>

Health equity statement

Friday, 2 November 2012, 4:29 pm | Pharmaceutical Society

Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand endorses New Zealand Medical Association’s (NZMA) Position Statement on Health Equity. The statement articulates the effects of social determinants on health and outlines the need for action and the issues ... More >>