Consultation on managing fairer access to hospital medical devices
This consultation describes what the next step in PHARMAC's approach to managing hospital medical devices could look like.
This would see DHBs, PHARMAC, suppliers and others working together in a new way to deliver fairer access to publicly funded medical devices that are purchased by DHBs for use in hospital or in the community.
This will have implications for all those who supply and use medical devices:
- health professionals
- those who decide on and support device use
- device suppliers.
We developed the proposed approach based on widespread feedback we’ve received through extensive consultation starting in 2012.
Your feedback will help ensure that the new approach will be effective, practical and successful.
The consultation document includes specific questions for your feedback. However, we welcome and will consider all feedback we receive on any aspect of the proposal.
How to give feedback
- Download and use the editable feedback form [DOCX, 258 KB] - ideal for gathering feedback with colleagues.
- Use the online form - better for short responses that you can submit in a single session.
- Send us an email - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Respond by post:
PO Box 10254
Attn: Medical devices fairer access consultation
We would appreciate your feedback by 5 pm on Friday, 28 June 2019.
Hear more about the consultation
PHARMAC is working with each DHB to arrange meetings with DHB staff during the consultation.
If you want to know more about what's happening at your DHB, email email@example.com
Medical device suppliers
We'll hold a forum for device suppliers in Auckland on Tuesday, 28 May.
If you wish to meet us outside these events, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Last updated: 19 March 2019