Decision to list medical devices supplied by B Braun New Zealand Pty Limited

Hospital devices Decision

We are pleased to announce the approval of listing agreements for the supply of medical devices to DHBs.

What we’re doing

We are pleased to announce the approval of a listing agreement with B Braun New Zealand Pty Limited (“BBraun”) for the supply of haemodialysis equipment and products to DHBs.

In summary this will result in:

  • BBraun’s products being listed in Part III of Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule from 1 August 2021 under a national agreement that all DHBs may purchase under (“Agreement”); and
  • DHBs being able to continue to purchase other suppliers’ brands of haemodialysis equipment and products.

Any changes to the original proposal?

This decision was subject to a consultation letter dated 20 May 2021.

There were no changes made to the Agreement as a result of the consultation feedback.

Who we think will be most interested

  • DHB Staff
    • Haemodialysis staff
    • Procurement managers
    • Haemodialysis patients
  • Suppliers and wholesalers

Details about this decision

In February 2018, PHARMAC issued a Request for Proposal (“RFP”) for haemodialysis products 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 BBraun, PHARMAC has decided to list BBraun’s medical devices in Part III of Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule from 1 August 2021.

The list of products will be available on PHARMAC’s website from 1 August 2021, in both PDF and Excel spreadsheet formats.

DHBs can continue to choose which haemodialysis products they purchase, including those from other suppliers. DHBs that purchase haemodialysis products from BBraun must do so under the terms and conditions, including pricing, in the Agreement from 1 August 2021.

The Agreement includes terms and conditions for training and education to be provided by BBraun on the appropriate use of its products, which is to be provided at times as agreed with individual DHBs.

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 are set out below:



Support and endorse the proposal as it is not for sole supply of haemodialysis products.


If you have any questions about this decision, you can email us at; or call our toll free number (9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday) on 0800 66 00 50.