Decision to list medical devices supplied by Jackson Allison Medical & Surgical Limited

Decision

We are pleased to announce the approval of a listing agreement with Jackson Allison Medical & Surgical Limited for the supply of medical thermometers and single use instruments to DHB Hospitals.

In summary this will result in:

  • Jackson Allison’s medical thermometers and single use instruments being listed on the Pharmaceutical Schedule from 1 August 2018 under a national agreement that all DHBs may purchase under (“Agreement”).
  • Estimated national cost increase of $4,000 per annum, assuming no change to current usage levels or product mix.
  • DHBs continuing to be able to purchase other suppliers’ brands of medical thermometers and single use instruments.

Any changes to the original proposal?

This decision was subject to a consultation letter dated 17 May 2018. During consultation it was identified that the manufacturer has been listed as the brand. The brand name has been amended from DeRoyal to Boss Systems for the DeRoyal manufactured products.

Who we think will be most interested

  • Suppliers and Wholesalers
  • DHB staff
    • Clinicians
    • Theatre and Sterile Services Personnel
    • Clinical engineers
    • Procurement and supply chain personnel

Detail about this decision

In 2016 PHARMAC issued Requests for Proposals (“RFPs”) for medical thermometers and single use instruments.

The RFPs were for non-exclusive national agreements for listing on the Pharmaceutical Schedule.

After completing the RFP evaluation processes and consulting on the provisional Agreement reached with Jackson Allison, PHARMAC has decided to list Jackson Allison’s range of medical thermometers and single use instruments in Part III of Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule from 1 August 2018.

The list of products will be available on PHARMAC's website from 1 August 2018, in both a PDF document and an Excel spreadsheet [download no longer available].

DHBs that purchase Jackson Allison’s medical thermometers and single use instruments must do so under the terms and conditions, and at the prices, included in the Agreement, from 1 August 2018. DHBs can continue to choose which medical thermometers and single use instruments they purchase.

The Agreement includes terms and conditions for training and education to be provided by Jackson Allison, on the appropriate use of their medical devices, which is to be provided at times as agreed with individual DHBs.

Jackson Allison’s medical thermometers and single use instruments are the latest that PHARMAC has decided to list on the Pharmaceutical Schedule.

Our response to what you told us

We appreciate the time people took to respond to this consultation.

A summary of the main themes raised in feedback and our responses to the feedback received are set out below: 

Theme

Comment

Feedback that no technical or resource impacts are expected as a result of the proposal.

Noted.

Requested information on the distribution arrangement that Jackson Allison has in place with DeRoyal.

Jackson Allison supply thermometry products manufactured by DeRoyal under the Boss Systems brand. Jackson Allison advised PHARMAC that they have a direct distribution arrangement in place with DeRoyal.

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