CAS sends test email to community pharmacies

Yesterday, the Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Authority (MHRA), sent a test Central Alerting System (CAS) email to each pharmacy’s shared NHSmail account.

From Monday this week, 9th November 2020, contractors are required to register their pharmacy’s shared NHSmail account with the MHRA. A bulk upload into the CAS of pharmacies’ NHSmail email addresses was supported by NHS Digital, at the request of NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I), so the majority of contractors could meet this new requirement without taking any action.

Please check that your pharmacy or pharmacies have each received their email from CAS and if not, ensure each pharmacy has a shared NHSmail account and this is registered with MHRA for CAS alerts.

If you did not receive this email and you need to register a pharmacy shared NHSmail account with MHRA for CAS alerts, you should email