PHARMAC’s proposed approach to managing hospital medical devices

Hospital devices Consultation Closed

The discussion document on PHARMAC’s proposed approach to managing hospital medical devices has now been released.

PHARMAC is seeking your feedback on this document, particularly around implementation implications for national management.

Feedback sought

PHARMAC welcomes feedback on this proposal. To provide feedback, please submit it in writing by 5 pm, Friday, 20 June 2014 to:

Medical Devices Establishment Team
PO Box 10 254
Wellington 6143


Fax:     04 460 4995


PHARMAC has undertaken consultations and met with a wide range of health care professionals to discuss how we can best manage the expansion of PHARMAC’s role to include medical devices.

We have also been out speaking to a range of people in the sector and through all these activities we have received a vast array of information about issues relating to management of devices in DHB hospitals. We have used this to help develop our proposed approach.

Alongside the release of the discussion document, PHARMAC has also released a summary of the submissions made in the most recent consultation on medical devices, as well as an executive summary of the key points raised through all of our engagement activities.

The discussion document outlines the set of tools PHARMAC can apply when making decisions about medical devices and the next steps we are planning to take to implement this work.

We invite anyone with an interest to provide their views on the discussion document.


To gather as much feedback as possible, we will again be hosting a series of forums at DHB venues around the country.

The details for the remaining forums are as follows:

Friday, 20 June
University of Otago School of Medicine,
Wellington Conference Centre
Rooms C02/C05
12pm – 2pm

Tuesday 24 June
Training Centre, Clinical & Support Services Building & Tutorial Block,
Wairarapa Hospital, Masterton
12.30pm – 2.30pm

If you have any further questions about these forums or the consultation, please email: or call Megan O’Mara on 04 901 3208.