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Published Wednesday 18 Dec 2019

We want to be more planned and thoughtful about the supply and location of pharmacies while helping to ensure a high quality service for patients.

Pharmacy Contracting Policy

Hutt Valley DHB approved a contracting policy for pharmacy services at a meeting on 28 November 2019. As part of our strategy for pharmacist services, Future Pharmacist Services, we want to be more considered and thoughtful about issuing new contracts for pharmacies.

In future, pharmacists wanting to establish a pharmacy will need to make an application on the approved form. We will assess the merits of the application against the criteria in the policy, including its alignment with our Future Pharmacist Services strategy.

Here is a link to our new policy. Copies of the application form can be requested from

Here is a link to the responses we received to its consultation on the draft contracting policy, including our comments.