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Find a surgeon

The Find a Surgeon directory is a listing of active Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons who meet the requirements of the College's Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program and have opted to be on the list. This list excludes retired or inactive Fellows.

 

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Australian Pharmaceuticals Benefit Scheme overview

Through the Pharmaceuticals Benefit Scheme (PBS), the Australian government subsidises the cost of listed prescription medicine, making it more affordable for all Australians.

Approximately 80% of prescriptions are subsidised by the PBS.

A PBS prescriber number is required to prescribe medicine under the PBS. It is administered by Medicare.

The prescriber number uniquely identifies authorised prescribers and remains the same throughout a prescriber's career. It is not linked to a specific location like a Medicare provider number.

Visit Pharmaceuticals Benefit Scheme for more information.

New Zealand Pharmaceutical Management Agency

The New Zealand Pharmaceutical Management Agency (PHARMAC) is the government agency that decides which pharmaceuticals to publicly fund in New Zealand. Funding decisions are listed in the Pharmaceutical Schedule.