NHS Smart Cards


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Obtaining a Smartcard

To obtain smartcards you will need to contact your Registration Authority (or if unknown your local NHS England team, who are responsible for commissioning the RA to provide cards and deal with card issues). 
The Smart Card Team Contact Number is 0300 303 2733 – this line is open from 9am – 5pm – there is currently no email address

Temporary Access Smartcard Guidance

HSCIC has issued guidance for pharmacy teams recommending that those with few Smartcard users within the team consider action in case a Smartcard is lost or stolen. Pharmacy teams that consider themselves at risk should discuss Temporary Access Cards (TACs) with their local Registration Authority (RA) team.TACs are ‘blank’ Smartcards with a pre-defined set of access rights. In the event that a Smartcard is lost or stolen, they can be activated by the Smartcard sponsor or Local Smartcard Administrator in conjunction with the pharmacy team member who needs the TAC activating.More information via the link:http://psnc.org.uk/our-news/temporary-access-smartcard-guidance/More information about contacting the local RA,can be accessed via link below:NHS-England-London-Region-EPS-FAQ-September-2014