I am a Community Pharmacist. Where can I find information on the FMD that is tailored to my sector?

For more information, please visit the NHS Digital FMD Toolkit for Community Pharmacy.

FMD Source, the website of the UK FMD Working Group for Community Pharmacy, is also a useful guide.

Community Pharmacy Northern Ireland (CPNI) also have some useful information.

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Register as an End User

To register, please read our guidance below and the End User Licence Agreement (EULA) carefully. For more detailed information, please see our End User Registration Process Overview.

Will Community/Hospital Pharmacies be able to return stock to their Wholesaler or a DTP manufacturer’s distributor?

This depends upon the terms and conditions of both the Wholesaler and the manufacturer. However, in general, we expect the current returns process will remain valid as long as the stock has not been decommissioned and the anti-tamper device is still intact.

Where can I find a copy of the Delegated Regulation?

You can find the Delegated Regulation here.

Which medicines are in scope of FMD?

For details of the scope of the regulation please check: FMD Delegated Regulation 2016_161

Where stakeholders are unclear on the legislation, for example whether types of medicine are in/out of scope, please contact DHSC/MHRA at fmd. safetyfeatures@mhra. gov. uk.

Who is going to pay for software and hardware changes in healthcare institutions, pharmacy and wholesaler systems - and how much will it cost?

Each healthcare institution, pharmacy and wholesaler will need to purchase the equipment required to enable it to scan the unique identifier and undertake verification and decommissioning.