Get more involved with IT

Get more involved with IT

PSNC works with the other national pharmacy bodies and NHS Digital to support pharmacy contractors to make the best use of current and future pharmacy technologies to maximise patient benefit. Contractors and their teams that want to help improve community pharmacy IT can engage in the following ways:

Share your IT best practice

If you are a contractor who would like to share best practices and IT tips, or take part in short video clips about IT, then please contact our IT Lead, or complete details at the IT feedback form.

Learn more about IT and how to code

Learn more about pharmacy IT by viewing our information on pharmacy IT policies and structures, considering further digital training and exploring our IT hub page.

If you want to get involved in coding IT systems, the Code4health initiative may provide opportunities to learn more about this aspect of IT.

Attend an IT event

2017-2018 events which will include a focus on healthcare IT have included and will include:

If you would like to showcase how your pharmacy is making great use of IT, then you may wish to speak at an event. NHS Digital are seeking volunteers for the Pharmacy Show in October 2017.

To have an event added here, please email your request to PSNC.

Discuss IT with colleagues

Consider use of social media to discuss community pharmacy IT matters. PSNC has a Guide to pharmacy social media use.

During 2017 NHS Digital, PSNC and the other national pharmacy bodies will be exploring further opportunities for community pharmacy team members to be able to discuss digital issues online.

Provide feedback, respond to consultations and take part in other ways

Feedback / take part

PSNC would like feedback from contractors and their teams on all aspects of pharmacy IT, including:

Contractors may also feed back ideas about their PMR systems to their system suppliers: Making your EPS system work for you.

Volunteer to be a digital pioneer

  • If you are a pharmacy contractor who would like to test new pharmacy IT developments then please enter your details onto our IT feedback form.
  • If you are interested in improving internet connectivity, consider registering interest to join the virtual Health and Social Care Network (HSCN) pharmacy volunteer group. The HSCN is the new network which will replace N3. The volunteer group will have the opportunity to provide input into development of the HSCN.
  • Feed your views into the Community Pharmacy IT Group. PSNC sits on this group alongside other pharmacy bodies. Use the IT feedback form.
  • Express interest with becoming a cybersecurity pilot.

Surveys you can participate in

PSNC, NHS Digital, and others plan to publish a short series of IT surveys in the coming months; the first survey is focuses on EPS enhancement preferences (psnc.org.uk/itsurvey).

Consultations you can respond to

IT feedback form

 

 

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