Consumer voice - review 2018
Are you a New Zealander who receives – or could receive – funded medicines or medical devices? We’ve been thinking about how we incorporate consumer views into our work. We want your feedback about the ways we currently do this and how we could improve that.
There are different ways that consumer voices feed into our work. We’ve already heard from some people that there could be improvements in our decision-making process for new pharmaceuticals.
Your feedback will help us to know whether the way we do this is working right now, and – especially if it’s not – what improvements we can make.
We’ll put a summary of the feedback we receive on our website. We’ll also let people know the changes we’ll make as a result.
Please send us your feedback by 6 July 2018.
Discussion document questions
- Are there parts in this process where consumer input could be incorporated or changed?
- What should the nature of that input be (eg inform, consult, involve, collaborate, empower)?
- How do you suggest PHARMAC should seek this input?
- How do you think it would help improve the quality of PHARMAC’s decisions?
- How could the consumer voice be better incorporated when we change the brand of a medicine?
- Does the consumer voice need to be enhanced in any areas of the above areas of work? If so, how?
- How would it help improve the quality of PHARMAC’s work?
- What should membership on the Consumer Advisory Committee (CAC) look like?
- What skills, experience or characteristics you think members of the CAC should have?
- What role do you think the CAC can have in supporting PHARMAC to ensure it is receiving and considering consumer’s views and perspectives?
- Are there consumer voices that are not represented?
- Are there examples that you are aware of where the consumer voice is well represented?
Last updated: 15 June 2018