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This page lists the latest Community Pharmacy Services resources and publications. If you can't find what you are looking for contact the CPS Programme.

Email: Pharmacy@tas.health.nz 


COVID-19 

Documents related to Community Pharmacy COVID-19 response. 

Letter to ICPSA Contract Holders - COVID-19 Vaccine April 2021 [730Kb]
     

DHB letter to pharmacies regarding $18million COVID-19 fund [217kb]
Government financial support for critical community pharmacy services in response to COVID-19

Rongoā newsletter issue 15 (COVID-19 edition) [659kb] 

Guidance for Potential COVID-19 Exposure in the Community Pharmacy Workplace [317kb]


Rongoā newsletter

The TAS Community Pharmacy Programme, on behalf of the 20 DHBs, recently launched a new monthly newsletter called Rongoa. 

Rongoā newsletter issue 15 (COVID-19 edition) [659kb] 

May 2020

Rongoā newsletter issue 14 [330kb] 

December 2019

Rongoā newsletter issue 13 [751kb] 

November 2019

Rongoā newsletter issue 12 [531kb] 

October 2019

Rongoā newsletter issue 11 [497kb] 

September 2019

Rongoā newsletter issue 10 [487kb] 

August 2019

Rongoā newsletter issue 9 [676kb] 

June 2019 

Rongoā newsletter issue 8 [405kb] 

May 2019 

Rongoā newsletter issue 7 [429kb] 

April 2019 

Rongoā newsletter issue 6 [922kb] 

March 2019 

Rongoā newsletter issue 5 [582kb]

February 2019

Rongoā newsletter issue 4 [559kb]

December 2018

Rongoā newsletter issue 3 [564kb]

November 2018

Rongoā Newsletter Issue 2 [799kb]

October 2018

Rongoā Newsletter Issue 1 [601kb]

September 2018


Strategies and plans

Equity of healthcare for Māori – a framework

June 2014

Evolving Consumer Focused Pharmacist Services [216kb]

October 2016

Pharmacy Action Plan 2016-2020

April 2016

NZ Health Strategy 2016

April 2016


Pharmacy contracts

Historic background to the contract

The Integrated Community Pharmacy Services Agreement (ICPSA) came into effect on 1 October 2018, and  replaced the previous contract, Community Pharmacy Services Agreement 2012 (CPSA 12).

ICPSA introduced in 2012

The Community Pharmacy Services Agreement was introduced in July 2012 initially as a three year contract between individual District Health Boards (DHB) and each individual pharmacy throughout New Zealand for the provision of pharmacy services. The CPSA 12 reflected a shift to a patient-centred pharmacy delivery model which encouraged integration between health professionals.

Extension agreed in 2015

In 2015 it was agreed that an extension was required to the Agreement and this was implemented on 1 July 2015 to run through to 30 June 2016 with an option to extend. Consequently CPSA 12 was implemented in stages and extended three times (to 30 June 2017, 30 June 2018 and 30 September 2018). 

ICPSA Variation 2 [218kb]

18 August 2020

This is Variation 2 of ICPSA to take effect from 1 October 2020. It provides contract-holders with access to the 2.84 percent funding increase. 

ICPSA Variation 1A [171kb] 

August 2019

This is Variation 1A of ICPSA to take effect from 1 October 2019. It features some updated clauses and provides contract-holders with access to the 2 per cent funding increase, as well as the renewed APAS payment of $8.4 million from 1 October 2019.

ICPSA Variation 1B [ 54kb] 

August 2019

This is Variation 1B of ICPSA to take effect from 1 October 2019. The only difference between Variation 1B, and the contract effective from 1 October 2018,  is that the APAS payment of $8.4 million is renewed from 1 October 2019.

Integrated Community Pharmacy Services Agreement (ICPSA) [1 Mb]

August 2018

Consolidated Version of Community Pharmacy Services Agreement 2012 (CPSA 12) [1.6Mb]

July 2017

Generic Version of Community Pharmacy Services Agreement 2012 (CPSA 12) [1.1Mb]

August 2015


Pharmacy payments

APAS Fact Sheet 2020

August 2020

Deloitte Review – CPSA Local Services 2017-18

February 2020

Permitted Pharmacy Charges Rules [168kb] 

May 2019 

Updated APAS Fact sheet [327kb]

August 2019

Deloitte Review – Community Pharmacy Payments 2016-2017 [650kb]

March 2018

ICPSA Payment Calendar from 1 October 2020-30 September 2021 [217kb]

December 2020

ICPSA Payment Fee structure [85kb]

October 2020

ICPSA Seasonal Adjustment Values from October 2020- September 2021 [116kb] 

June 2020 

Pack Fee Payment Table [169kb]

June 2020

Purchase Unit Codes and Manual Claims Process [278kb]

September 2020


Pharmacy procedures

The Pharmacy Procedures Manual provides a guide for community pharmacists on procedures and processes required for claiming funding. It may be superseded by any subsequent legislative, policy or pharmaceutical schedule changes. 

Pharmacy Procedures Manual Version 8.0 [1.3 Mb]

September 2019

Key Changes to the Pharmacy Procedures Manual V8.0 [158 kb]

September 2019

Addendum to the Pharmacy Procedures Manual Version 7.2 [441kb]

December 2015 (Superceded by Version 8.0 ) 

Pharmacy Procedures Manual Version 7.2 [1.5Mb]

May 2016 (Superceded by Version 8.0) 


Pharmacy Transfers Guide
If you are planning on buying, selling or closing a pharmacy, use this Guide to help you with the transfer of ownership process. The Guide is currently being updated. Please note:

P9. The Transfer Process - Closing (Flow Diagram)

When the Bulk Transfer is completed for a pharmacy, only LTC and CRC registrations information are transferred, NOT CDOS registrations. 

If you have any questions, please contact your DHB Portfolio Manager.

Pharmacy Transfers Guide [704kb]

November 2015


Services

Long-Term Conditions Service (LTC)

Eligibility and Assessment Tool [260kb]

November 2015

How to write notes using the SOAP format [163kb]

November 2014

LTC Service Nurse Educators Resource - Do your patients need help managing their medicines? [69kb]

November 2015

LTC Service Protocol [186kb]

July 2014

Medicines Reconciliation Factsheet [70kb]

July 2015

Medicines Synchronisation Factsheet [34kb]

July 2015

Mental Health Criteria [192kb]

September 2014

Patient Leaflet [673kb]

June 2015

Patient Registration Form [185kb]

January 2014

Quick version of the Guide to the LTC Service [499kb]

September 2015

SOAP Note Examples [365kb]

September 2015

Transferring Registrations Factsheet [37kb]

July 2015


Guide to the Long-Term Conditions Service
This Guide may be superceded by any subsequent legislative, policy or Service Schedule changes. It is being updated to align with the Integrated Community Pharmacy Services Agreement.  

Guide to the Long Term Conditions Service [1Mb]

October 2014

 

Community Pharmacy Anti-Coagulation Management Service (CPAMS) 

Advice on INR test options for patients away from home [275kb]

February 2015

CPAMS Case Studies [221kb]

November 2015

CPAMS Invoicing and Reporting Requirements [445kb]

October 2015

CPAMS registration consent form [276kb]

September 2015

CPAMS Standard Operating Procedure [219kb]

November 2013

Pre-requisites for providing the CPAM Service [31kb]

May 2013

Standing Orders for CPAMS [491kb]

November 2013

 

Community Residential Care (CRC) 

CRC Facilities List [625kb]

August 2015

CRC Fact Sheet [264kb]

August 2015

CRC Operational Guidelines [333kb]

February 2018

 

Co-Dispensed Opioid Services (CDOS)

CDOS Operational Guidelines [488kb]

August 2015

 

Information for Prescribers

CPAMS Providers List [62kb]

September 2020

For hospital pharmacists [699kb]

July 2015

Dispensing rules for prescribers [392kb]

August 2015

NZMA and Pharmaceutical Society 20/20 Vision [120kb]

July 2015


Service Development  

Feedback from DHBs’ EAG Pharmacist Services Co-Design Workshop 2017 [996kb]

August 2018

Summary of DHBs’ EAG Pharmacist Services Co-Design Workshop 2017 [395kb]

August 2018


Pharmacy audits

Principles for Recovery [501kb]

February 2018

Pharmacy Audit Strategy 2015- 2025 

June 2019


Supply chain

Grant Thornton Report 2016 [1.2Mb]

November 2016

Sapere 'Think Piece' 2015 [1.2Mb]

October 2015

 


 

Useful links

Pharmacist sector groups

Māori Pharmacists' Association Inc 

October 2018

NZ Hospital Pharmacist Society

October 2018

Pharmaceutical Society

October 2018

Pharmacy Council

October 2018

Pharmacy Defence Association

October 2018

 

Government

Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC)

October 2018

Health Promotion Agency (HPA)

October 2018

Health Quality & Safety Commission New Zealand (HSQC)

October 2018

Medicines Control

October 2018

MedSafe

October 2018

Ministry of Health

October 2018

Ministry of Health Sector Operations 

October 2018

Pharmac 

October 2018

 


District Health Boards contacts

DHB  Pharmacy Portfolio Manager  Email
Northland  Beth Harvey Beth.Harvey@northlanddhb.org.nz 
Waitemata and Auckland  Daniel Tsai daniel.tsai@waitematadhb.govt.nz 
Counties Manukau  Natalie Gauld Natalie.Gauld@middlemore.co.nz
Waikato  Ruth Rhodes  ruth.rhodes@waikatodhb.health.nz  
Lakes  Strategy Planning & Funding team SP&F@lakesdhb.govt.nz
Bay of Plenty  Andrea Baker Andrea.baker@bopdhb.govt.nz 
Hauora Tairawhiti  Ariana Roberts  Ariana.Roberts@tdh.org.nz
Hawkes Bay  Di Vicary Di.Vicary@hawkesbaydhb.govt.nz
Whanganui  Candace Sixtus candace.sixtus@wdhb.org.nz
Taranaki  Chloe Mercer

Chloe.Mercer@tdhb.org.nz

Mid-Central  Graeme Gillespie        graeme.gillespie@midcentraldhb.govt.nz
Hutt Valley & Wairarapa  Keith Fraser  keith.fraser@huttvalleydhb.org.nz
Capital and Coast  Russell Cooke Russell.Cooke@ccdhb.org.nz
Nelson-Marlborough  Jo Mickleson  Jo.Mickleson@nmdhb.govt.nz
Canterbury & West Coast  Mike James michael.james@cdhb.health.nz
Canterbury & West Coast  Jonathan Amos Jonathan.Amos@cdhb.health.nz
South Canterbury  Carol Murphy  cmurphy@scdhb.health.nz
Southern  David Murray  david.murray@southerndhb.govt.nz

 


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Last updated: 8/6/21