PSNC Briefing 031/16: Does your team know how to manage Smartcards?

Published on: 13th June 2016 | Updated on: 15th August 2022

Smartcards are used by community pharmacy team members to access NHS IT systems such as EPS and the Summary Care Record (SCR). There is a system in place to support pharmacy teams with the maintenance of their Smartcards and this briefing outlines how this allows pharmacy team members to self-manage their Smartcards.

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