Guides

Guides on prescription fraud, hospital discharge planning and PSOs.

 


 

Guidance document regarding access to external patient data.

This guide is to help you manage consumer level medicine recalls. We recommend you use this guide in conjunction with the New Zealand Medicine and Medical Devices Recall Code, 2015.

 Best practice for dispensing medication changes to patients receiving packed medicines.

Establishing a reliable point of contact at your local hospital is the key to being able to provide a safe and efficient service to your patients following a hospital discharge.

We have developed this guide to help you become more aware of how to spot fraudulent prescriptions and drug seekers. This guide also gives information on what to do in this situation and the legal and ethical responsibilities that need to be considered.

Guide for pharmacists on managing veterinary prescriptions.

This advice has been developed to assist you in planning for, and managing, your pharmacy during an influenza pandemic. We recommend that you keep this document close to hand and that you discuss the contents with your staff.

Updated strep throat guidelines from the Heart Foundation as at August 2014. Includes information around risk stratification and antibiotic dosing to prevent rheumatic fever.

A list of the pharmacist-only medicines (restricted medicines) as at May 2017.

A list of the pharmacy-only medicines as at May 2017. The pharmacy-only medicines that need to be sold in manufacturers original packs can be identified by the yellow highlighting in this document.

Guidelines to help you to discuss PSOs and how they are intended to be used, with your local medical centres.

Using Practitioner Supply Orders and Standing Orders in the Rheumatic Fever Prevention Programme. Guidance for sore throat management services. February 2015.

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