Quality Payments: Urgent action required if you haven’t got a pharmacy NHS mail account

Quality Payments: Urgent action required if you haven’t got a pharmacy NHS mail account

August 14, 2017

Having an NHS mail account for your community pharmacy is a Gateway criterion for the Quality Payments scheme and it is also necessary for any pharmacy contractor that wishes to provide the NHS Urgent Medicine Supply Advanced Service (NUMSAS).

If you have applied for a shared NHS mail account, but have not yet had one allocated to your pharmacy, it is important that you act now.  You should have received an email from NHS Digital in the last few weeks, which explains how to get your account set up and asks contractors to complete the process by providing some further information on the NHS Mail registration portal.

If you have not received an email from NHS Digital or did receive one and cannot now located it, you can still visit the portal to proceed with setting up your account.    If you have entered your pharmacy details correctly on the portal, the new pharmacy account and linked personal accounts will be created automatically and should happen very quickly, i.e. within minutes!

For further details & information, take a look on the relevant  PSNC webpage.  The process is described in a recent PSNC Briefing Bulletin

Some Company Chemists Association (CCA) and Association of Independent Multiple Pharmacies (AIMP) members are managing the rollout of NHSmail through a central data collection, therefore if you work for a multiple group you should contact head office before taking any action.

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