Vision, mission, strategies
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Read our vision and mission statement, our key strategy document and strategic initiatives

Our vision

Through skilled and safe practice, pharmacists contribute to better health outcomes for New Zealanders. We aspire to have pharmacists operate at the top of their scope of practice and to not only be competent and professional in their roles but to continually work towards being the best pharmacist they can be.

Our mission

To ensure that all pharmacists in Aotearoa are competent and fit to practise in the multitude of roles they perform, in order to keep everyone’s whānau safe and healthy.

Governance Charter

We are pleased to present you with the Te Pou Whakamana Kaimatū o Aotearoa Governance Charter. This document represents a significant milestone for the Pharmacy Council and is a result of huge collaborative work that helped us to be where we are now.  The Charter forms the basis for how we behave in all matters facing our organisation.

It strengthens our mission, our vision, our values and ultimately the way we do “business.” The design was thoughtfully created to help  visualise the meaning behind the Charter words.


Strategic Plan – 2019 and Beyond

The Council’s strategic plan guides our regulatory work programme today and into the future. The plan sets two objectives:

  • minimise risk of harm to the public from pharmacy practice, and
  • maximise pharmacists’ competence and fitness to practise.

Strategic Initiatives – what are we up to?

An overview of Council’s strategic initiatives for the 2021/2022 period can be downloaded below.


To hear about the latest news and updates on the delivery of these initiatives, please see our newsletters which are published regularly.  As part of delivering on the strategic initiatives, Council has:


  • Developed with Medsafe a joint regulator Quality Improvement Project Plan outlining initiatives to support pharmacy practice quality improvement by regulators.  A PDF copy of the report can be downloaded here


  • Completed internal and commissioned environmental and research scans to enable evidence-informed and contemporary regulatory tools development and refinement relating to health equity, cultural safety, Te Tiriti, clinical governance and Quality Improvement. A PDF copy of the commissioned research scan can be downloaded here

Interested in contributing to our mahi or have a suggestion?

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