Grant Thornton Report

On behalf of the Canterbury DHB and Nelson-Marlborough DHB, the Community Pharmacy Services Programme releases the ‘True costs of the pharmaceutical supply chain’, prepared by Grant Thornton NZ.

This report fulfils a commitment made by these two DHBs in December 2015 during the mediation of a dispute with two pharmacies arising from them surcharging people for dispensing low cost medicines.

Canterbury and Nelson-Marlborough DHBs consider Grant Thornton’s report is an important contribution to the conversation about optimising the pharmaceutical supply chain, building on two earlier reports by Deloitte NZ and Sapere Research Group.

Please refer to the Report and the Statement for Release on behalf of Canterbury DHB and Nelson-Marlborough DHB.

Grant Thornton Report - True Cost of the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain 
Statement for release of Grant Thornton Report 


Canterbury and Nelson-Marlborough DHBs consider Grant Thornton’s report is an important contribution to the conversation about optimising the pharmaceutical supply chain, building on two earlier reports by Deloitte NZ and Sapere Research Group.

Other related documents and further reading

Sapere 'Think Piece'
Deloitte Environmental Scan