Smartcards


SCR Online Access link 

https://nhs-digital.citizenspace.com/live-services/60a88897/consultation/intro/

Contact Details for the Smartcard Office

Smartcard Office: Priory Rd Surgery, Priory Rd, Swindon, SN3 2EZ
Email: scwcsu.smartcards@nhs.net
Tel: Barbara Stratton 01793 864843 

If you are told to make contact with your “local Registration Authority” this is a good place to start! However, note that sometimes your “local Registration Authority” is someone or a department within your pharmacy group who has responsibility for Smartcards.

Different roles that pharmacy staff may have on their card

An individual may have more than one role on a card.

  • Pharmacy role (eg pharmacist, dispenser, MCA) specific to a pharmacy
  • SCR (available only to pharmacists and registered technicians) specific to a pharmacy
  • SCR Governance Person (aka SGP or Privacy Officer) – specific to a single or list of pharmacies
  • Sponsor – specific to a single or list of pharmacies
  • Identity Checker – NOT pharmacy specific
  • Card Unlocker – NOT pharmacy specific
  • FFFF code – for pharmacists who work in numerous pharmacies at short notice 

Useful guides – how to use the Care Identity Service on the Spine portal

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