Whether you are a medical practitioner, a nurse, a dentists, or another health professional, if you prescribe medication to patients then the information on this page will help you understand the Community Pharmacy Service Agreement (CPSA).

The CPSA - changing pharmacy for patient positives

The CPSA between Community Pharmacies and District Health Boards (DHBs) aims to bring positive outcomes to patients and encourage collaboration between pharmacists and members of a patient’s multi-disciplinary health team. 

Not only have the services provided as part of the CPSA been designed with this objective in mind, but they also give pharmacists the opportunity to tailor how they support the patient and put their expert clinical skills to good use.

The Community Pharmacy Programme, on behalf of the DHBs supports engagement with prescribers about what Community Pharmacy Services Agreement means for them. The programme is directly engaging with professional organisations such as General Practice New Zealand, New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO), Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners and has representatives from these organisations available to discuss and inform our work.

Services for your patients 

The Long Term Conditions Service

This free service provides extra medicines adherence support for patients with long term conditions via initiatives such as: