Proposal to list medical devices supplied by Bard Australia Pty Limited
Pharmac is seeking feedback on a proposal to list a range of medical devices in Part III of Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule.
What we’re proposing
Pharmac is seeking feedback on a proposal to list medical devices supplied by Bard Australia Pty Limited (“Bard”) in Part III of Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule from 1 September 2023 in the following categories:
- Non-dedicated & consumable infusion devices ("infusion devices")
- Medical imaging, software and associated products (“medical imaging”)
Consultation closes at 4pm Wednesday 26 July 2023 and feedback can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What would the effect be?
From 1 September 2023 medical devices supplied by Bard in the categories above would be listed under a proposed national agreement for all Te Whatu Ora hospitals to purchase under, subject to consultation and approval by Pharmac’s Board or delegate (“Agreement”).
The Agreement would not be for sole supply and Te Whatu Ora hospitals could continue to purchase other supplier’s brands of non-dedicated & consumable infusion devices and medical imaging, software and associated products.
Any medical device listed in the Agreement and purchased by Te Whatu Ora hospitals would be in accordance with the terms and conditions, including price, stated in the Agreement effective from the date of listing on the Pharmaceutical Schedule.
Pricing for the medical devices in the Agreement, subject to any prior termination of the Agreement, would not be increased without prior consultation and approval by Pharmac.
Who we think will be interested
- Te Whatu Ora staff in a range of different clinical settings including but not limited to:
- Clinical engineers and maintenance service personnel
- ICU, emergency, and critical care personnel
- Infection control specialists
- Nurses and general ward personnel
- Perioperative care personnel
- Radiology personnel
- Procurement and supply chain personnel
- Suppliers and wholesalers
About the medical devices
Infusion devices are medical devices used, or associated with devices used, in the infusion of fluids such as medications, intravenous solutions (such as saline, glucose, and electrolyte solutions), blood, and nutrition (such as parenteral nutrition) solutions into the body. This includes medical devices used in intravenous therapy as well as other infusion therapies.
Medical imaging is the technique and process of imaging the interior of a body for clinical analysis and medical intervention, as well as visual representation of the function of some organs or tissues.
Why we’re proposing this
In November 2020 Pharmac, in conjunction with New Zealand Health Partnerships, released the following Request for Proposal (RFP):
- supply of medical imaging equipment, associated consumables, accessories, software and services and maintenance(external link)
In June 2018 Pharmac released the following Request for Proposal (RFP):
The RFPs were for non-exclusive national agreements for listing on the Pharmaceutical Schedule.
Pharmac has been working with suppliers who responded to the RFPs to seek provisional agreements. This proposal consists of the latest agreements to arise from these processes.
Details about our proposal
The proposal would result in listing 181 medical devices on the Pharmaceutical Schedule as follows:
AirGuard, Bard, Groshong, Hickman, PowerLoc, PowerGlide, Powermidline, PowerPICC, Statlock, SafeStep
Sherlock, SiteRite, MicroEZ
Further information, including pricing and contractual details, has been provided to Te Whatu Ora Procurement personnel. Clinicians interested in further detail on what this change means for their Te Whatu Ora Hospital should engage with their Procurement teams.
To provide feedback
Send us an email: email@example.com by 4pm 26 July 2023.
All feedback received before the closing date will be considered by PHARMAC’s Board (or its delegate) prior to making a decision on this proposal.
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