Pharmacy Standards used for pharmacy audits
The Health and disability services Standards – Pharmacy services Standard NZS 8134.7:2010 will be used by Ministry of Health medicines control auditors for pharmacy audits against legislative and district health board contractual requirements, from the beginning of the new 5-year audit cycle in July 2010.
NZS 8134.7:2010 follows a similar format to the Health and Disability Services Standards used for certification of residential care and hospital care providers. NZS 8134.7:2010 also follows a similar format to the Allied Health Services Sector Standard. Sector-wide requirements such as consumer rights and organisational management are similar across all these Standards aligning services provided by pharmacists with those of other providers of health and disability services.
Medical equipment – Standards New Zealand hosts international Standards meeting
Standards New Zealand hosted the International Organization for Standardization Technical Committee 121 'Anaesthetic and respiratory equipment' meeting in Queenstown in June 2010. Fisher & Paykel Healthcare sponsored the meeting, which included 85 anaesthetic and respiratory equipment experts, academics, and medical suppliers. 14 countries were represented at the meeting.