We would recommend that every colleague involved in the dispensing and handout process has a valid smartcard. This includes locums.
If you don’t have a smartcard then you can request this via one of the two mechanism below:
- A request is made directly by the designated sponsor for your pharmacy via the Care Identity Service (CIS) portal. This is the simplest, easiest and preferred method. This will enable you to arrange for an RA Agent to visit your pharmacy when you will be asked to show identification documents to the RA.
- You complete the Smartcard Request Form and Bolton LPC will send your information on your behalf to the RA who will get in touch with you directly. To obtain a new smartcard you will be asked to show identification documents to the RA. This will require you to visit the RA office in person.