Establishing how PHARMAC will apply its model to managing hospital medical devices
We've gathered a lot of information from consultations and meetings with people in the health sector. We're now using that information to develop our approach to managing hospital medical devices.
We are currently seeking feedback on a proposal to list and award market share for various wound care products in DHBs, as a result of a request for proposals. These are agreements that, through a robust process, adopt a more select range of devices within a category for DHB use.
Before we enter in to these new agreements, we need feedback to ensure that we continue to make the best possible decisions. We welcome your responses on this proposal by Friday 29 July 2016.
PHARMAC’s proposed approach to market share procurement for hospital medical devices – April to May 2015
PHARMAC’s proposed approach to managing hospital medical devices – May 2014
In May 2014, PHARMAC released a discussion document about our proposed approach to managing hospital medical devices. The feedback we received in response to this and our other consultations below will continue to be used as our medical device activity grows.
Decision criteria – May 2013 to March 2014
These consultations in 2013 and 2014 gathered feedback from the health sector and the wider community about PHARMAC’s decision criteria. The criteria, which are part of PHARMAC’s wider Operational Policies and Procedures, guide our medicines and medical device decisions.
As a result of the responses, PHARMAC’s decision criteria will change to new factors for consideration.
May to August 2013: first round of consultation
February to March 2014: second round of consultation
Applying the PHARMAC model to hospital medical devices management – October to November 2013
In 2013, PHARMAC sought information to make sure we knew what we needed to consider when applying the PHARMAC model to managing hospital medical devices.
As part of this consultation we held open forums around the country. You can read summaries of the issues discussed at these forums.
PHARMAC’s initial medical device activity – May to June 2013
In 2013, we sought responses from suppliers of medical devices, DHBs and associated health and other groups about PHARMAC beginning interim procurement activity in a range of device categories.
PHARMAC and hospital medical devices: obtaining clinical input – November 2012 to March 2013
From November 2012 to March 2013, PHARMAC gathered feedback from the health sector about clinical engagement for the medical devices work programme.
Last updated: 25 June 2018