Proposal to list endomechanical and electrosurgical medical devices supplied by Ortho Medics Limited

Hospital devices

Consultation Closed

PHARMAC is seeking feedback on a proposal to list a range of Endomechanical and Electrosurgical Medical Devices through a listing agreement with Ortho Medics Limited.

What we’re proposing

PHARMAC is seeking feedback on a proposal to list a range of Endomechanical and Electrosurgical Medical Devices on Section H Part III of the Pharmaceutical Schedule from 1 June 2019 through a listing agreement with Ortho Medics Limited (“Ortho Medics”).

Consultation closes at 5pm on Friday, 26 April 2019 and feedback can be emailed to maree.hodgson@pharmac.govt.nz

What would the effect be?

From 1 June 2019, Ortho Medics’ range of Endomechanical and Electrosurgical Products would be listed under the proposed national agreement for all DHBs to purchase under, subject to consultation and approval by PHARMAC’s Board or delegate (“Agreement”).

List of products [XLSX, 27 KB]

The Agreement would not be for sole supply, with DHBs continuing to be able to purchase other suppliers’ brands of Endomechanical and Electrosurgical products.

The Agreement would supersede any existing DHB contracts with Ortho Medics for the Endomechanical and Electrosurgical products listed in the Agreement. Any Endomechanical and Electrosurgical products listed in the Agreement and purchased by a DHB would be at the price, terms and conditions stated in the Agreement, effective from the date of listing on the Pharmaceutical Schedule.

As part of the Agreement Ortho Medics would provide training and education that would be tailored to meet the needs of individual DHB Hospitals.

Who we think will be interested

  • Suppliers and wholesalers
  • Clinical and non-clinical DHB staff:
    • Clinical/Biomedical Engineers
    • Perioperative staff
    • Sterile services staff
    • Outpatient clinic staff
    • Procurement and supply chain personnel

About Endomechanical and Electrosurgical Medical Devices

Endomechanical and electrosurgical medical devices are used in a vast range of surgical specialties and procedures. Many have been specifically designed to be used for minimally invasive surgical techniques whilst others are only used in open surgery procedures. Some require power sources or other equipment to perform their function.

The endomechanical and electrosurgical medical devices category encompasses the product ranges of endomechanical instruments, electrosurgical instruments, energy platforms and their associated consumable products. This covers both disposable and re-usable options, as well as the portable power sources or other equipment that specific instruments may require to be functional.

Why we’re proposing this

In 2018, PHARMAC released a Request for Proposals for endomechanical instruments, electrosurgical instruments, energy platforms and consumable products (“Endomechanical and Electrosurgical Products”). We have been working with suppliers in order to seek provisional agreements, and this is the latest agreement to be negotiated with a proposed listing date of 1 June.

We expect to consult on further provisional agreements, with other suppliers, over the next few months.