Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search


Pharmac Welcomes Ptac Appointment

Pharmac Welcomes Ptac Appointment

PHARMAC Medical Director Peter Moodie has welcomed the appointment of Taranaki general practitioner and lecturer Tony Ruakere to PHARMAC’s medical advisory committee, the Pharmacology and Therapeutics Advisory Committee (PTAC).

Dr Ruakere’s appointment was made by Director-General of Health Karen Poutasi.

Of Taranaki and Te Atiawa iwi, Dr Ruakere’s appointment is consistent with PHARMAC’s Maori Responsiveness Strategy in having a suitably qualified person with background and knowledge of Maori issues appointed to key advisory bodies.

“I am delighted that Dr Ruakere has been appointed to this important clinical body,” says PHARMAC Medical Director Peter Moodie.

“He has extensive experience in practical and academic medicine that make him an outstanding appointment to PTAC.

“In addition Dr Ruakere’s excellent networks among the Maori community and his knowledge and experience of the particular health issues facing Maori will bring a new cross-cultural dimension to the deliberations of PTAC.”

Dr Ruakere currently practices at New Plymouth’s Te Atiawa Medical Centre. He also lectures at the University of Otago Medical School, is a member of the Taranaki DHB Board, a member of the Medical Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal, and a member of the competency review panel for the New Zealand Medical Council.

His past experience includes being Chief Advisor Maori Health for the Ministry of Health, and a member of the Maori Health Commission.

His experience in rural, urban and iwi medical practices extends back to 1972.

© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Half A Billion Accounts: Yahoo Confirms Huge Data Breach

The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast majority with bcrypt) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. More>>

Rural Branches: Westpac To Close 19 Branches, ANZ Looks At 7

Westpac confirms it will close nineteen branches across the country; ANZ closes its Ngaruawahia branch and is consulting on plans to close six more branches; The bank workers union says many of its members are nervous about their futures and asking ... More>>

Interest Rates: RBNZ's Wheeler Keeps OCR At 2%

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 2 percent and said more easing will be needed to get inflation back within the target band. More>>


Half Full: Fonterra Raises Forecast Payout As Global Supply Shrinks

Fonterra Cooperative Group, the dairy processor which will announce annual earnings tomorrow, hiked its forecast payout to farmers by 50 cents per kilogram of milk solids as global supply continues to decline, helping prop up dairy prices. More>>



Meat Trade: Silver Fern Farms Gets Green Light For Shanghai Maling Deal

The government has given the green light for China's Shanghai Maling Aquarius to acquire half of Silver Fern Farms, New Zealand's biggest meat company, with ministers satisfied it will deliver "substantial and identifiable benefit". More>>


Get More From Scoop

Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news