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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.

Currently the 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. 

Latest News
Read the key messages discussed at the February 2021 Pharmacy Service Level Alliance meeting.
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03 Mar, 2021 |
Over the next two years about 90,000 Canterbury people aged 60 to 74 will be eligible for a free test, as part of the National Bowel Screening Programme. It is anticipated that more than 100 cancers and 1000 pre-cancerous growths will be found in the first year alone.
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03 Mar, 2021 |
Cantabrians receiving Opioid Substitution Therapy (OST) will soon be receiving improved care following a recently approved project to strengthen collaboration between community pharmacists and Canterbury Opioid Recovery Service (CORS) to reduce administration, so more time can be spent helping clients.
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22 Dec, 2020 |
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Useful resources

Enhanced OST Project

Enhanced Opioid Substitution Therapy project outcomes.

Work Plan 2021-22

For Pharmacy SLA. Read full CCN work plan.

Environment Checklist

A checklist to aid making pharmacies more consumer centred.

Medication Management Service

Flyer about the free Medication Management Service

Manage your medicines - flyer

Tips and tricks to make managing your medicine easier.

Pharmacy Redesign

Report on the recommendations of Canterbury's Pharmacy Design Groups.