Smartcard Access


We have been made aware that a number of contractors and locums have faced challenges in obtaining smartcards and appropriate access, particularly multi-site (FFFFF code).

We have worked with the RA in simplifying the process for pharmacists who live within Bolton.

If you live in other areas of Greater Manchester please complete the form on the GM LPC website. If you live outside of Greater Manchester you will need to contact the local RA in the area that you live in. Details can be obtained here.

Under the new CPCF, it is imperative that pharmacists have the appropriate access to deliver services such as CPCS where SCR access is vital in assessing patients suitability for the emergency supply element of the service and clinical assessment in the minor conditions element. To this end Bolton and GM LPCs are working to support the workforce in removing any barriers to delivery.

To ensure contractors who live in Bolton have an effective mechanism to obtain and update smartcards Bolton LPC has agreed the following ways of working:

  • If you have no Smartcard click here
  • If you want to change the role based access (eg add SCR) on you card click here
  • If you want to add locum access to your smartcard click here
  • If you want to be set up as a Sponsor or are unsure who your Sponsor is click here
  • If you have lost your smartcard click here

Further information can be found on the following page below.

PSNC Smartcard Page

Please contact the RA helpdesk at St Peters House if you require further support 01204 462220 or use the contact details here.