Update on pharmacy IT workstreams published

Following its quarterly meeting on March 9th 2021, the Community Pharmacy IT Group (CP ITG) has published its Pharmacy IT spring 2022 roundup. This includes updates on:

  • NHS Booking and Referral Standards (BaRS) which aims to enable booking and referral information to be sent between NHS service providers in a format more useful to clinicians.
  • Upcoming Shared Care Records webinar: To be held on Monday 21st March 12:00-14:00. Pharmacy team members with an interest with ShCR can register to attend.
  • NHS Digital Health Leadership Programme is open to applicants until 24th March for the next cohort of digital leaders (learning begins September).
  • A drafted PMR data transfer process to set out how information can be transferred safely if the PMR system is changed
  • Virtual Visits: piloting update and how it works. Additional volunteers can express interest with piloting.
  • NHS Profile Manager: updates.
  • CPCS IT: Provider Pays model.
  • The pharmacy infrastructure survey which can be completed by contractors before it closes.

The spring round-up also outlines the range of opportunities available for pharmacy teams to get involved in the work to improve pharmacy IT.

Read more: Quarterly IT update (pdf) or Quarterly IT update (html website version).

About the CP ITG

Members of the CP ITG are drawn from PSNCNPARPSCCA and AIMpPSNC also provides the secretariat for the group. Pharmacy contractors, IT system suppliersNHSBSANHS DigitalNHSE&I, and NHS Transformation Directorate likewise participate in the group’s meetings and work. For more information, please visit the CP ITG webpage.