Vision, mission, strategies
Te Whāinga, te mahi matua me ngā rautaki
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.


Our mission

To protect the health and safety of members of the public through mechanisms that ensure pharmacists are competent and fit to practise in their profession.


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
  • 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 on a regular basis.  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

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