The Guild regularly produce media releases on issues affecting community pharmacy.
The Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand (the Guild) welcomes Budget 2022 and the funding support that this provides for the government’s health system reforms to establish a nationwide health system that will provide quality services wherever you live and that will address longstanding inequities. (20 May 2022)
The Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand and Green Cross Health are welcoming the opportunity for community pharmacy to offer a supervised rapid antigen testing (RAT) service, as an additional tool to help manage the Covid-19 pandemic. (23 December 2021)
The Board of Directors (the Board) of the Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand (the Guild) has elected Des Bailey as President, and Anthony Roberts as Vice President. (7 September 2021)
The Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand (the Guild) welcomes the government health system reforms announced on 21 April, and see these as a blueprint for strengthening the health and disability system for all New Zealanders.
A successful Community Pharmacy Leaders Forum (CPLF) meeting in March came after positive engagement between pharmacy sector leaders and the Minister of Health.
16/11/2020. The Community Pharmacy Leaders Forum’s (CPLF) meeting in November considered a CPLF response to the incoming government and a wide range of pressing sector issues.
24/09/2020. The Guild has significant concerns over community pharmacy’s ability to simply and quickly access the government’s $18 million financial support package.
14/07/2020. The Community Pharmacy Leaders Forum (CPLF) meeting in June reflected on key sector developments, including Covid-19 response learnings, and confirmed its strategic priorities.
19/06/2020. The Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand (the Guild) welcomes this week’s release of the Health and Disability System Review (HDSR) report, and is pleased that the issues we raised while actively engaging with the Review panel are well reflected in the final report.
22/04/2020. At today’s public meeting of the Epidemic Response Committee, Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand (Guild) Chief Executive, Andrew Gaudin emphasised that while community pharmacy is on the frontline of the COVID-19 response, the sector is still waiting for ongoing financial support from the government.
08/04/2020. Community pharmacies around New Zealand will be forced to close their doors if the government does not financially support them as Covid-19 hits their businesses, the Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand (the Guild) says.
13/03/2020. The Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand (the Guild) is excited to announce a new partnership with Pharmacy Sleep Services. Today’s announcement is fittingly timed to celebrate World Sleep Day.
06/03/2020. The Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand (the Guild) congratulates all the winners of the New Zealand Primary Healthcare Awards (NZPH) announced on 29 February.
04/03/2020. The Community Pharmacy Leaders Forum (CPLF), a group of community pharmacy sector leadership organisations, met in Wellington in February, focusing on pharmacy service model development.
30/01/2020. The Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand (the Guild) congratulate all finalists for the New Zealand Primary Healthcare Awards for the great work they are doing across the primary healthcare sector that showcases innovation, collaboration and excellent performance.
31/10/2019. The Pharmacy Guild welcomes the Government's announcement that community pharmacists will now be able to deliver the MMR vaccine.
25/10/2019. The Community Pharmacy Leaders Forum met this week to develop a unified response to the key issues facing community pharmacy.
10/09/2019. The Guild congratulates the Auckland University team who won the Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s 2019 National Student Business Plan Competition.
02/09/2019. The Guild congratulates the three teams who have made it to the finals of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s 2019 National Student Business Plan Competition.
23/08/2019. The Guild is thrilled to announce the inaugural New Zealand Primary Healthcare Awards in February 2020.
21/6/2019. The new Board of Directors of the Guild has elected Cameron Monteith as President, and Catherine Keenan as Vice President.
31/5/2019. The Guild is pleased to see a range of measures in Budget 2019 to help deliver better health outcomes for mental health and addiction patients in the community, along with a strong focus on primary care initiatives.
27/11/2018 . The Community Pharmacy Leaders Forum (CPLF) recently met as part of their on-going role to maximise opportunities for the community pharmacy sector. One outcome from the latest meeting is the decision to survey the sector about their experiences with the newly implemented unannounced inspection auditing process.
The Federation of Primary Health Aotearoa New Zealand announced its substantive governance board on 7 November 2018. Amongst the nine newly elected board members is Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand’s chief executive, Andrew Gaudin.
The Guild has redesigned a series of tear off pads, designed to educate patients about some common questions in community pharmacy.
The Guild congratulates Feilding Health Pharmacy for winning the Community Pharmacy of the Year award at the 2018 Pharmacy Awards held on 28 July.
The Guild is gearing up to hold our annual Pharmacy Business Network in just over a month’s time, on Saturday 28 July 2018, at the Pullman Hotel in Auckland.
The Guild sees the increase in Vote Health spend announced in Budget 2018 will increase access to primary health care services and supports landing a favourable outcome in ongoing community pharmacy contract negotiations.
On Tuesday 20 February the Community Pharmacy Leaders Forum (CPLF) met with Health Minister Dr David Clark.
The Community Pharmacy Leaders Forum (CPLF) met on Wednesday 1 November in Auckland at Green Cross Health Ltd.
The Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand (the Guild) welcomes Hon Dr David Clark to his new role as Minister of Health and looks forward to his leadership.
The Guild has become a full member of the Primary Health Alliance in a move which clearly signals the intent of both organisations to work collaboratively to further benefit the health and wellbeing of all New Zealanders.
CPLF met on Wednesday 2 August 2017 in Wellington.
The Guild congratulates Waimauku Village Pharmacy for winning the Community Pharmacy of the Year award at the 2017 Pharmacy Awards held on Saturday night (22 July).
The Guild is excited to host the third Pharmacy Business Network (PBN) on Saturday 22 July 2017, at the Pullman Hotel in Auckland.
The Guild welcomes PHARMAC’s decision to fund the provision of influenza vaccinations to eligible patients through community pharmacy.
New Zealand’s pharmacy students are invited to participate in the eleventh Australian National Student Business Plan Competition which was launched in January during the Annual National Australian Pharmacy Students Association Congress in Perth.
The Guild welcomes the MCC recommendation to reclassify selected oral contraceptives as restricted medicines, allowing trained pharmacists to dispense repeat supplies of oral contraceptives to women who have had them prescribed within the last three years.
CPLF held their first meeting for 2017 on Monday 30 January in Christchurch.
The Guild is pleased with the findings of a report analysing the costs of the current pharmaceutical supply chain.
The Guild congratulates the team from the University of Auckland who won the Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s National Student Business Plan Competition.
The Guild congratulates the team from University of Auckland who has been named one of three finalists in the Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s National Student Business Plan Competition.
The Guild is delighted to announce that Andrew Gaudin has accepted the role of Chief Executive. Mr Gaudin will start on 4 July 2016.
The Guild is excited to announce that the second Pharmacy Business Network will be held on Saturday 6 August 2016, at the Pullman Hotel in Auckland.
The Guild and Grey Power New Zealand signed a Memorandum of Understanding in April 2016.
The Guild is pleased that a handful of District Health Boards are now providing funded sharps disposal services via community pharmacies.
The Guild announces Chief Executive Lee Hohaia will be leaving the Guild at the end of May 2016 to relocate back to Auckland to be with her family.
The Guild is supportive of hospital pharmacists in Auckland who took strike action this week in protest of unfair work demands and pay rates.
The Guild is keen to see community pharmacy play a part in supporting rural communities to tackle depression.