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Pharmacy staff profile

Murray Foreman

PositionMaster’s student
QualificationsDipPharm PGDipClinPharm PGCertClinPharm (Prescribing)
Research summaryPharmacist prescriber roles in primary care
  • CAPA (Clinical Advisory Pharmacists Association - New Zealand)
  • PSNZ
  • Non-medical prescribing
  • Novel health care delivery methods
  • Multidisciplinary team development
  • Development and support for extension of health provider roles within agreed boundaries to improve health outcomes and help providers meet targets
  • Reduce possible confusion regarding medication and ensure patients are informed about medication choices and treatment decisions


My research is about The Development and Integration of Pharmacist Prescriber roles in Primary Care in New Zealand.

I have undertaken a survey of Pharmacist Prescribers registered to practice within this scope by the Pharmacy Council of New Zealand to determine the range of activities currently undertaken by these practitioners.

This is a new role in New Zealand with 32 pharmacists registered under this scope of practice, of which 26 are working in Primary Care (the remainder in Secondary or hospital based environments).

Preliminary investigation by other researchers has identified the development of these roles but has not investigated what activities are undertaken. Previous research has suggested these roles could be further expanded and may provide additional resource to help met proposed demand on both primary and secondary health services.