Decision to list medical devices supplied by New Zealand Medical & Scientific Limited

Hospital devices

Decision

We are pleased to announce the approval of a listing agreement with New Zealand Medical & Scientific Limited for the supply of obstetrics and gynaecology products to DHBs.

In summary this will result in:

  • NZMS’s products being listed in Part III of Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule from 1 February 2020 under a national agreement that all DHBs may purchase under (“Agreement”);
  • DHBs being able to continue to purchase other suppliers’ brands of obstetrics and gynaecology products. 

Any changes to the original proposal?

This decision was subject to a consultation letter dated 6 November 2019

There were no changes to the agreement following consultation.

Who we think will be most interested

  • DHB staff:
    • Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
    • Clinical/Biomedical Engineers
    • Sterile services staff
    • Outpatient clinic staff
    • Surgeons
    • Theatre and perioperative staff
    • Surgical, speciality units, gynaecology and general ward staff
    • Delivery suite staff
    • Midwives
    • Procurement Officers
  • Suppliers and Wholesalers

Detail about this decision

In 2018 PHARMAC issued an Request for Proposals (“RFP”) for:

The RFP was 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 NZMS, PHARMAC has decided to list NZMS’s medical devices in Part III of Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule from 1 February 2020.

The list of products will be available on PHARMAC's website from 1 February 2020, in both a PDF document and an Excel spreadsheet

DHBs can continue to choose which obstetrics and gynaecology products they purchase, including those from other suppliers. DHBs that purchase obstetrics and gynaecology products from NZMS, must do so under the terms and conditions, including pricing, in the Agreement, from 1 February 2020.

The Agreement includes terms and conditions for training and education to be provided by NZMS 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 received are set out below:

Theme

PHARMAC Staff Comment

Feedback that no technical or resource impacts anticipated as a result of the proposal. 

 Noted

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