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 GMLPC 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.