Safe Harbour

We developed our safe harbour policy to create a safe space for those Independent Pharmacists who feel professional and ethical duty to raise concerns about practices or behaviour in their work environment, but feel vulnerable or threatened, apprehensive of any repercussions, or for any reason unable or unwilling to do so via the official channels.
Our pledge to you is that we are on your side, and your side only, and will do everything in our power to help you with your concerns while keeping your identity strictly confidential.

This policy covers all information you choose to share with us in relation to a claim or concern you raise with us.
In order for us to be able to act on claims or concerns raised, some personal information may be necessary for verification purposes.

If you share personal information with us, we will keep it in the strictest confidence. The information you provide will be accessible only for selected officers within the organisation who are directly involved in assisting with your case. The information will only be shared with other professional bodies or law enforcement agencies if we deem it necessary and

  1. all personal identification is removed, including information that may indirectly identify you, or
  2. we have asked your permission and you explicitly consented to sharing information including information that may identify you, or
  3. we are compelled by a law enforcement agency to share the information.


In every case we will only share information to the extent necessary as the case may require.

Please use the form below to get in touch, alternatively you can email secretary@pharmacists.org.nz with your query or concerns.


Safe Harbour contact form