Standards and guidelines


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The new Code of Ethics 2018 is now available.  We have kept the previous Code on the website for your information only – Code of Ethics 2011.  The Code of Ethics Principles in both English and Te Reo Māori can be found here.

Roles and Responsibilities of Pharmacists and Nurses (joint Pharmacy Council and Nursing Council statement)

Practice Standards & Guidance

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Complementary and Alternative Medicines (CAM) Statement and Protocol for Pharmacists

Advertising Guidelines (joint PCNZ and PSNZ Guidelines)

Advertising Notice to Stakeholders

Competence Standards for the Pharmacy Profession

Council expectations of pharmacists on the use of vaping and smokeless tobacco products for smoking cessation

Emergency Contraceptive Pill – Council Standards for the Supply by Pharmacists of the ECP.   For the latest clinical guidance relating to supply of the  ECP please refer to the Pharmaceutical Society website and the New Zealand Formulary.

First Aid Requirements for Pharmacists Policy

First Aid Requirements  for Pharmacists Flowchart (and Q&As)

Melatonin – Pharmacy Council competence requirements for pharmacists supplying melatonin without prescription  (August 2019)

Melatonin  – Requirements for pharmacists supply of melatonin without prescription  (June 2019)

Midwives and Pharmacists Statement

Pharmacists Practising in Clinical Roles in General Practice – Council expectations (Position Statement)

Pharmacist Vaccinator Statement

Protocol for the Sale and Supply of Pharmacist Only Medicines for Chronic Conditions (POMCC)

Raising Concerns with Prescribers (Council Statement)

Social Media Guidelines

Telehealth and Supply of Pharmacy Services over the Internet Statement

Workplace Pressures in Pharmacy Booklet 

Writing Standard Operating Procedures

Medicine Reclassification

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How to Reclassify

–   Pharmacy Council’s Process – Appendix 2 (see last two pages)

Council and Society Medicine Reclassification Framework

Medicines Management

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Medicines Management Framework

MUR Competence Standards

Pharmacist Prescriber Medicines Management Services Statement

Cultural Competence

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Statement on Cultural Competence