APC Fee for the 2024/25 Practising Year
On Friday, 10 November 2023 we
- invited feedback on the Council’s proposal to Disciplinary levy and APC fee increases for the 2024/25 practising year, and
- published APC Fee Consultation media release.
Consultation on Principles for quality and safe prescribing practice
We invited feedback on the joint consultation on Principles for quality and safe prescribing practice. Submission closing date is 31 August 2023.
Inclusion of one behaviour in the new Pharmacist Prescriber Competence Standards
We invited feedback on the inclusion of the inadvertently omitted behaviour (referenced as 4.2) in the new Pharmacist Prescriber Competence Standards. Consultation closes at 5pm Sunday 16 April 2023.
APC Fee for the 2023/24 Practising Year
- invited feedback on the Council’s proposal to increase the Annual Practising Certificate (APC) Fee for the 2023/24 practising year,
- published Council’s decision as a APC Fee media release on Monday, 30 January 2023,
- summarised consultation process in a FAQ document on Friday, 3 February 2023.
Competence Standards for the Pharmacy Profession and Guidance
We invited feedback on updates to the competence standards and guidance for the pharmacy profession. Consultation closed Thursday, 27 October 2022.
Pharmacist Prescriber Competence Standards and Guidance
We invited feedback on updates to the pharmacist prescriber competence standards and guidance. Consultation closed Thursday, 13 October 2022.
Accreditation Standards and Guidance for Pharmacy Programmes
We invited feedback on updates to the pharmacist prescriber competence standards and guidance. Consultation closed Thursday, 29 September 2022.
APC Fee for the 2022/23 Practising Year
We invited feedback on the Council’s proposal to increase the Annual Practising Certificate Fee for the 2022/23 Practising Year. Submissions closed midnight on Sunday 28 November 2021.
Download a PDF of the Outcome from the 2022-23 Proposed APC fee Consultation.
Revised Pharmacist Prescriber Competence Standards Review
We have revised the competence standards for Pharmacist Prescribers and have sought submissions on them. Submissions closed on 20 November 2020.
We invited feedback on the Council’s naming policy under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003. The consultation document includes the draft policy for naming health practitioners. Submissions closed on 13 December 2019.
APC Fee Consultation 2020-21
We invited feedback on the Council’s proposed APC fee for the 2020-21 practising year. Submissions closed on 20 September 2019.
Council contributions to external consultations
Medicines Classification Committee Maviret submission
Pharmacy Council submission on MCC Marviret proposal
Read our submission on proposed change to prescription classification statement to include provision by pharmacists under certain circumstances
Safe Access to Opioids submission
Pharmacy Council submission on the Safe Access to Opioids
Read the joint submission on Safe Access to Opioids provided by Dental Council and Pharmacy Council.
Therapeutic Products Bill submission
Pharmacy Council submission on the Therapeutic Products Bill
The submission describes Council’s view on the interface between the Bill and the Council’s regulatory work and the need for the two-regulatory models to work effectively alongside each other.
Reclassification of nitrofurantoin
Pharmacy Council submission on the reclassification of nitrofurantoin – Medicines Classification Committee
68th meeting on 26 April 2022
The Pharmacy Council believes that pharmacists possess the competencies to appropriately supply nitrofurantoin as per the proposal in the application. However, we recommend that pharmacists be required to complete a formal training programme that focuses on assessment and triage of suspected urinary tract infection, supply of nitrofurantoin according to current practice and gazetted requirements, and provision of appropriate self-care and disease prevention measures.
Proposed Vaccinating Health Worker Role – Survey
The Ministry of Health invited input from the health and disability sector into a proposed change to the Medicines Regulations. The change involves expanding the scope of the COVID-19 Vaccinator Workforce into a new Vaccinating Health Worker role.
Submission on the draft Terms of Reference and Standards for RA Performance Reviews
The submission was made jointly by the Pharmacy, Dental, Nursing, and Medical Councils of New Zealand. (Responsible Authorities are organisations like this Council, that register health professionals and ensure they are competent to practice.)