Porirua GP to ad­vise Phar­mac

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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.

Di­rec­tor- Gen­eral

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.

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