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COVID-19

Strategies and plans

Pharmacy contracts

Pharmacy payments

Pharmacy procedures

Services

Expert advisory group and Service development

Pharmacy audits

Supply chain

Rongoa newsletter

Useful links

District contacts

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. 

Extension of temporary prescription waivers during COVID-19 [388kb]
16 March 2022

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] 


 


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

Below is the current Pharmacy Contract, as well as past Versions.

 

ICPSA Variation 4 [218kb]

October 2022

ICPSA Variation 3 [218kb]

October 2021

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

Locally Commissioned Services Report of July 2022 [183kb]

December 2022

ICPSA Payment Calendar for contract year 2022-2023 [65kb]

October 2022

ICPSA Fees and Payments Structure October 2022- September 2023 [97.1kb]

October 2022

ICPSA Seasonal Adjustment Values for October 2022 - September 2023 [116kb] 

October 2022 

Pack Fee Payment Table [564kb]

October 2022

Deloitte Review – CPSA Local Services 2017-18

February 2020

Purchase Unit Codes and Manual Claims Process [278kb]

September 2020

Permitted Pharmacy Charges Rules [168kb] 

May 2019 

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

March 2018


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 9.0 [1.6 Mb]

July 2021

The Manual is being updated to reflect changes to the process for claiming for unsigned prescriptions October 2022, in effect till 31 October 2024.

Director General Temporary Authorisation for Unsigned Prescriptions [384 Mb]

October 2022

Remote Prescribing FAQs - Manatu Hauora [692 Mb]

October 2022

Previous versions: Pharmacy Procedures Manual

 

Pharmacy Procedures Manual Version 8.0 [1.3 Mb]

September 2019

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

September 2019

Pharmacy Procedures Manual Version 7.2 [1.5Mb]

May 2018 (superseded by Version 8.0) 

Addendum to the Pharmacy Procedures Manual Version 7.2 [440kb]

December 2015 (superseded 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)

LTC Service Protocol [324kb]

October 2018

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

Medicines Reconciliation Factsheet [70kb]

July 2015

Medicines Synchronisation Factsheet [34kb]

July 2015

Patient Leaflet [673kb]

June 2015

Optional patient Registration Form [185kb]

January 2014

Transferring Registrations Factsheet [37kb]

July 2015


Guide to the Long-Term Conditions Service

This Guide may be superseded 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 [201kb]

September 2022

For hospital pharmacists [699kb]

July 2015

Dispensing rules for prescribers [392kb]

August 2015

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

July 2015


Expert Advisory Group and Service Development

The ICPSA acknowledges the creation and existence of a national Expert Advisory Group (EAG) to advise on pharmacy and pharmacist services generally and consider changes to the agreement. The Terms of Reference for the EAG are below.

EAG Terms of Reference [178kb]

April 2019

Minutes and statements of the EAG

Minutes of EAG meeting, 23 April 2019 [137kb]

June  2020

Minutes of EAG meeting, 20 February [209kb]

April 2020

Minutes of EAG meeting, 15 October 2019 [209kb]

February 2020

Minutes of EAG meeting, 13 August 2019 [234kb]

October 2019

Statement following EAG meeting – 16 April 2019 (111kb)

May 2019

Minutes of EAG meeting, 16 April 2019 (205kb)

August 2019

Statement following EAG meeting - 12 February 2019 (129kb)

February 2019

Minutes of EAG meeting, 12 February 2019 (214kb)

April 2019

EAG Co-design workshop October 2017

In October 2017, EAG supported a co-design workshop.

Among the key themes identified at the workshop were that people wanted to have a trusting relationship with their pharmacist, and services should be provided in a person-centric and culturally appropriate way. 

Feedback from DHB's EAG Pharmacist Services Co-Design Workshop 2017 [996kb] August 2018

Summary of DHB's 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

 

Rongoā newsletter

From 2018 to 2020 the TAS Community Pharmacy Programme published a regular newsletter called Rongoā.

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

 


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 contacts

District Pharmacy Portfolio Manager  Email
Northland  Andrew Mardon Andrew.Mardon@northlanddhb.org.nz 
Waitematā and Auckland  Daniel Tsai daniel.tsai@waitematadhb.govt.nz 
Counties Manukau  Gary Nelson gary.nelson@middlemore.co.nz 
Waikato  Ruth Rhodes  ruth.rhodes@waikatodhb.health.nz  
Lakes  Adam Jackson

Adam.Jackson@lakesdhb.govt.nz

Bay of Plenty  Tim Slow Tim.Slow@bopdhb.govt.nz 
Hauora Tairawhiti  Ariana Roberts  Ariana.Roberts@tdh.org.nz
Hawke's Bay  Penny Rongotoa Penny.Rongotoa@hawkesbaydhb.govt.nz
Whanganui  Candace Sixtus candace.sixtus@wdhb.org.nz
Taranaki  Chloe Mercer

Chloe.Mercer@tdhb.org.nz

MidCentral  Alison Russell             Alison.Russell@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
South Canterbury  Carol Murphy cmurphy@scdhb.health.nz
Southern  Adam O'Byrne Adam.O'Byrne@southerndhb.govt.nz

 


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Last updated: 22/12/22