Decision to list rehabilitation products supplied by Accessable
We are pleased to announce the approval of listing agreements for the supply of medical devices to Te Whatu Ora hospitals.
What we’re doing
We are pleased to announce the approval of a listing agreement with Environmental Health Management Services Limited t/a Accessable (“Accessable”) in Part III of Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule from 1 October 2022 for the supply of:
- rehabilitation equipment, patient positioning products and supports (“rehabilitation products”).
In summary this will result in:
- Accessable’s rehabilitation products being listed in Part III of Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule from 1 October 2022 under a national agreement that all Te Whatu Ora hospitals may purchase under; and
- Te Whatu Ora hospitals being able to continue to purchase other suppliers’ brands of rehabilitation products as the agreement is not for sole supply.
Any changes to the original proposal?
No changes were made to the original proposal as a result of consultation feedback.
Who we think will be most interested
- Te Whatu Ora staff
- Clinical engineers and maintenance services
- Neurologists and Neurosurgeons
- Occupational therapists
- Orthopaedic surgeons
- Procurement and supply chain personnel
- Rehabilitation physicians (including spinal units)
- Speech-language therapists
- Suppliers and wholesalers
Details about this decision
In 2018 Pharmac issued a Requests for Proposals (“RFP”) for:
The RFP was for non-exclusive national agreements for listing on the Pharmaceutical Schedule.
After completing the evaluation process, and consulting on the provisional agreement with Accessable, Pharmac has decided to list Accessable’s rehabilitation products in Part III of Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule from 1 October 2022.
Te Whatu Ora hospitals can continue to choose which rehabilitation products they purchase, including those from other suppliers. Te Whatu Ora hospitals that purchase rehabilitation products from Accessable must do so under the terms and conditions, including pricing, in the agreement from 1 October 2022.
Our response to what you told us
We appreciate the time people took to respond to this consultation.
All consultation responses received by the closing date was considered in their entirety in making the decision to list rehabilitation products.
A summary of the main themes raised in feedback and our responses to the feedback are set out below:
No technical or resource impacts anticipated as a result of the proposal.
Noted that the proposal included rehabilitation products that are available from other suppliers and there may be potential confusion with ordering by Te Whatu Ora.
It is not uncommon to have the same medical device listed on the Pharmaceutical Schedule from multiple suppliers.
Accessable’s agreement is for the supply of rental rehabilitation products only. There is a need for Te Whatu Ora to have both purchase and rental options available for rehabilitation products, with some suppliers focusing on just rental or purchase.
|Supplier seeking information on how they could be considered for listing on the Pharmaceutical Schedule.||Under Pharmac’s current state of medical device management, Te Whatu Ora hospitals can purchase medical devices that are not listed on the Pharmaceutical Schedule.|
If you have any questions about this decision, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org; or call our toll free number (9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday) on 0800 66 00 50.