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Government publishes FMD resources for dispensing GPs

Useful information to demonstrate compliance through awareness

February 8th 2019

Tagged: FMD

By Ailsa Colquhoun

New FMD resources for dispensing GPs, to support the Directive coming in tomorrow, have finally been published (in the GP section – scroll down).

This information covers the following:

  • How to use this toolkit
  • Verification and decommissioning
  • When to decommission
  • Aggregated barcodes
  • What’s in and out of scope?
  • FMD solution options.

This last section includes references to suppliers, but also makes clear that GP IT Futures framework – which will replace GPSoC and which pays for essential GP IT – will include the capability to support FMD.

Advice from the DDA remains that ‘to show willing’ with compliance:

  • Read this information, and be aware of the current state of play
  • Download our new FMD SOPsĀ 
  • Start registration with SecurMed
  • Do NOT invest privately in FMD IT until NHS funding is received.