COVID-19: Smartcard multi-site code added to cards of pharmacy professionals

COVID-19: Smartcard multi-site code added to cards of pharmacy professionals

June 2, 2020

NHS Digital are adding the multi-site FFFFF Smartcard code to Smartcards with the pharmacist or technician role, for the duration of the pandemic. The initiative has been supported by PSNC and NHS England and NHS Improvement. The bulk activity performed by NHS Digital is scheduled to take place across this week and to be finished by the end of the week.

A temporary Smartcard position has been created to provide greater flexibility for pharmacists and technicians. This will help pharmacy staff if they unexpectedly find themselves working at their non-usual pharmacy – e.g. because of staff shortages.

These changes are expected to last until at least summer 2021.

Previous Smartcard and SCR changes

This work outlined above comes following previous work to also temporarily:

Can you help? Case studies requested

SCR and Smartcard changes are scheduled to last during the pandemic (including  SCR with Additional Information as the default SCR). PSNC is requesting pharmacy teams email it@psnc.org.uk with experiences about why the changes are necessary even were it not for the pandemic. Please share experiences and case studies about how wider SCR access supports your ability to care for your patients.

Read more at: Smartcards and SCR.



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