Proposal to list medical devices supplied by InterMed Medical 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 a range medical devices supplied by InterMed Medical Limited (“InterMed”) in Part III of Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule from 1 December 2023 in the following category
- Anaesthetic machines, invasive ventilators, neonatal care and critical care patient monitoring (“critical care”);
Consultation closes at 4pm Wednesday 25 October 2023 and feedback can be emailed to email@example.com.
What would the effect be?
From 1 December 2023, InterMed’s range of medical devices in the category above would be listed under a 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, with Te Whatu Ora continuing to be able to purchase other suppliers’ brands of anaesthetic machines, invasive ventilators, neonatal care and critical care patient monitoring devices.
The Agreement would supersede any existing Te Whatu Ora contracts with this supplier for the medical devices listed in Schedule 1 in the Agreement. Any device listed in the Pharmac Agreement and purchased by a Te Whatu Ora Hospital would be at the price, terms and conditions 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
- DHB clinical staff in a range of different clinical settings including but not limited to:
- Clinical engineers and maintenance services
- Patient Monitoring
- Perioperative staff
- Procurement and supply chain
- Wards and Outpatient Clinics
- Suppliers and wholesalers
About the medical devices
Critical care is the provision of specialised, continuous, multidisciplinary care for patients in a life-threatening, but treatable, condition. The critical care devices can loosely be grouped into three categories:
- Anaesthetic and invasive ventilation devices
- Neonatal care devices
- Critical care patient monitoring
Why we’re proposing this
The RFP was for non-exclusive national agreements for listing on the Pharmaceutical Schedule.
Pharmac has been working with suppliers who responded to the RFP and were successful in being progressed to contract negotiation to seek provisional agreements. This proposal is the latest to arise from these processes.
Details about our proposal
Pharmac has entered into a provisional agreement with InterMed for the supply of critical care medical devices.
The proposal would result in Pharmaceutical Schedule listings for:
Further information, including pricing and contractual details, has been provided to Te Whatu Ora Hospital Procurement personnel. Clinicians interested in further detail on what this change means for their Te Whatu Ora Hospitals should engage with their Procurement teams.
To provide feedback
Send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org by 4pm 25 October 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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