Consultation on Principles for quality and safe prescribing practice
We invite you to provide feedback on a proposed set of Prescribing Principles
for quality and safe prescribing practice
(the Prescribing Principles).
Pharmacy Council has joined collaboratively with six other responsible authorities,
regulating health practitioners who can prescribe therapeutic products in
- Dental Council of New Zealand | Te Kaunihera Tiaki Niho o Aotearoa
- Dietitians Board of New Zealand | Te Poari Tiaki Waewae o Aotearoa
- Medical Council of New Zealand | Te Kaunihera Rata o Aotearoa
- Midwifery Council | Te Tatau o te Whare Kahu
- Nursing Council of New Zealand | Te Kaunihera Tapuhi o Aotearoa
- Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Board of New Zealand | Te Poari o ngā Kaimātai Whatu me ngā Kaiwahakarato Mōhiti)
and created the proposed set of Prescribing Principles.
The proposed Prescribing Principles aim to improve the quality of prescribing and
support consistent regulation for health practitioners who prescribe. For pharmacists, they should be read in conjunction with the Pharmacy Council Competence Standards and viewed as complementary to them.
We invite you to read the proposed ‘Prescribing Principles for quality and safe prescribing practice’ consultation document
, where you can find information on what the Practising Principles are and how they were developed. The principles have been agreed for consultation by Council and endorsed by the Pharmacy Council Te Tiriti Advisory Group.
Please share your feedback with us by responding to the consultation survey
by 5 pm, 31 August 2023.