FMD Update

Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) – registering as an end user

All community pharmacy are classed as end users and must register with SecurMed to enable them to scan and decommission POM from 9th February 2019.

As the 9th February 2019 is fast approaching SecurMed are receiving a large number of registration requests.

The Registration process to create an account requires the following steps:-

Select a software provider and ensure readiness to connect to UK MVS The system uses locations not people to define access. UK post codes are used to define locations as registered on appropriate registration databases e.g. GPhC, CQC, EudraGDMP
Decide whether you are registering one or many locations The system uses locations not people to define access. UK post codes are used to define locations as registered on appropriate registration databases e.g. GPhC, CQC, EudraGDMP
Follow the End User Registration Process through this website Either the company or its representative (e.g. software supplier). Follow the instructions on the portal, selecting either single or bulk registration. You will need to agree to accept the EULA T&Cs to complete registration
Access credentials will be sent to you by two separate communications Once the request is verified, access credentials will be sent back via email and via postal mail in 10 to 15 days. The content of both will need to be used in conjunction to validate connection.

https://www.securmed.org.uk/register/end-user-registration/

SecurMed web information
https://www.securmed.org.uk/

Royal Pharmaceutical Society –  Guidance
https://www.rpharms.com/resources/ultimate-guides-and-hubs/fmd

GPhC – will be the regulator
As the regulator for registered pharmacies in Great Britain, the GPhC will use its existing inspection processes to assess whether pharmacies are meeting its standards. For those registered pharmacies that are found not to have met the standards for registered pharmacies, and where a contributing factor relates to breaches of the new safety feature provisions, the GPhC will use its regulatory powers, including improvement action plans, to make sure that pharmacies take action to meet the standards and requirements under legislation.
https://www.rpharms.com/resources/ultimate-guides-and-hubs/fmd

PSNC FMD page
https://psnc.org.uk/contract-it/pharmacy-regulation/falsified-medicines-directive/

PSNC Briefing – Getting ready for FMD Quick guide for the pharmacy team
https://psnc.org.uk/contract-it/pharmacy-regulation/falsified-medicines-directive/

FMD Working Group for Community Pharmacy
https://fmdsource.co.uk/

Multiple Pharmacy organisation please discuss with your head office.