Letter of Expectations

The Minister of Health's expectations for Pharmac's strategic direction and the specific priorities for the following three years are reflected in a letter of expectations.

A letter of expectations can be issued at any time, but normally coincides with the development of the Statement of Performance Expectations (SPE) as the SPE must reflect the content of the letter of expectations.

Our response

Pharmac has begun publishing its response to the Minister's letter of expectations. These are are linked under each relevant letter from the Minister.

Pharmac Review

Further to the Letter of Expectations, in June 2022 the Minister shared his expectations of Pharmac following the release of the Pharmac Review report. 

Pharmac's interim response to the Review