Previous consultations on how PHARMAC should manage devices

We've gathered a lot of information from consultations and meetings with people in the health sector. We're using that information to develop our approach to managing hospital medical devices.

Previous consultations

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 were part of PHARMAC’s wider Operational Policies and Procedures, guided our medicines and medical device decisions.

As a result of the responses, PHARMAC’s decision criteria changed to factors for consideration.

May to August 2013: first round of consultation

February to March 2014: second round of consultation

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.