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.
The purpose of this consultation was to seek views on the best way to manage fairer access to devices. The consultation opened on 5 March 2019 and closed on 28 June 2019. We received 74 submissions including from a range of DHBs, professional organisations, other health service providers, suppliers, and consumer health organisations.
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.
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
Response to submissions [file no longer available]
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.
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.
From November 2012 to March 2013, Pharmac gathered feedback from the health sector about clinical engagement for the medical devices work programme.