The Pharmacy Service Level Alliance (PSLA)
is supporting innovation in pharmacy services and enhancing the contribution of
pharmacy to the patient's health care team. Established in 2010, the PSLA
provides strategic direction, design, prioritisation and leadership for
Community Pharmacies (with input from secondary/tertiary pharmacy services)
across the Canterbury Health System.
Specifically, the PSLA is supporting
and promoting the contribution of the Pharmacist in
a patient’s multi-disciplinary primary health care team and initiatives that
free up pharmacist's time for better patient focused care.
PSLA is leading the development of a local response to the national Pharmacy
Action Plan. This involves progressing the ongoing transformational work in
Canterbury, investigating and recommending how pharmacy in Canterbury can
better contribute to the objectives of the Canterbury Health System and the New
Zealand Health Strategy.