Porirua GP to advise Pharmac
PHARMAC has welcomed the appointment of Porirua-based GP Sean Hanna to the Pharmacology and Therapeutics Advisory Committee (PTAC).
PTAC provides PHARMAC with clinical advice on medicines PHARMAC is considering funding. The committee is made up of senior clinicians and pharmacologists, who are appointed by the Health.
PHARMAC medical director Dr Peter Moodie says Dr Hanna’s appointment adds to the skills and experience already present on the committee.
‘‘ Dr Hanna has particular interests in primary care in high health needs communities, and in youth and adolescent health.
of These are valuable perspectives to add to the mix already present within PTAC.’’
Dr Hanna brings a general practice background to the committee, with particular interests in cross-cultural communication within general practice; youth primary care, and primary care in communities with high health needs.