Community Pharmacy IT Developments

Written by AlisonFreemantle on Friday 19th April 2024

An update from NHS England

NHS England has been working with community pharmacy system suppliers to develop clinical consultation record templates to support the delivery and reimbursement of essential and advanced clinical services.

In 2023/24, the systems for NHS Pharmacy Contraception Service, NHS Hypertension Case-Finding Service and NHS New Medicine Service were provided free of charge to contractors.

This period has been extended and did not revert to the business-as-usual provider pays approach where pharmacy owners contract and fund their own IT systems on 1 April 2024 as originally planned.

Contractors will be updated in due course on when NHS England expect to see suppliers revert to the business-as-usual approach.