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Can the 'Sub User ID' be used if each location has a separate User ID?

'Sub-user ID' is an optional field in the interface and, in the case of a cumulator model, is only useful to identify terminals in a location. Sub-user ID will not routinely be monitored by SecurMed UK.

Hospital Pharmacies in Wales are not necessarily registered with GPhC. If not, which registration body should be used for End User Registration?

All Pharmacies will be registered with the relevant professional or sectoral body, such as the CQC in England, HIS in Scotland, GPhC, CIW or HIW in Wales, and PSNI or similar in Northern Ireland.

Who can see/use FMD information in a Pharmacy?

All Pharmacy staff involved in the dispensing process must be trained to follow FMD protocols on verification and/or decommissioning of products.

Do MAHs interact with the UK national hub for downloading pack data?

No. The MAH should upload the pack data to the EMVS, which will determine which packs need to be sent to the UK national hub. The EMVS is the master system of record for MAH pack data.

Will the existing endpoints be available for testing purposes following the release of new endpoints?

Yes the existing endpoints will be available for a period, but you should develop your software at the earliest opportunity to the new version. Two versions of endpoints will be available at all times for backwards compatibility

I am designing my software solution connection to the NMVS. Are Concentrator/Aggregator type architectures acceptable in the UK?

Following consultation with UK national competent authorities we can provide some clarification on connection methodologies:

Software solutions for the wholesaler and dispensing communities must provide for transparency of end-user locations (i. e.

Dispensing Doctor and GPs have been informed by the DDA not to commit to any SSPs currently. Is this correct?

“Article 3 of the Delegated Regulation lists a number of definitions including a ‘healthcare institution’ as meaning ‘a hospital, in-or outpatient clinic or health centre’. The UK has classed General Practitioners (GPs) and Dispensing Doctors as health centres and therefore healthcare institutions.

Why is the ‘mixed bulk transaction’ not available to Wholesalers?

The ‘mixed bulk transaction’ is a bulk of individual transactions, as opposed to a single transaction applied to a bulk of packs. It should only be used to enable cached individual transactions when connectivity has been interrupted.

A manufacturer has a WDA as does its 3rd Party Logistics (3PL) provider. Can the manufacturer decommission the medicines?

The MHRA does not allow direct decommissioning by manufacturers in the NMVS or EMVS for Article 23 customers.

Is IMT in the scope of baseline testing?

No, whether a pack is IMT or local does not affect the transaction that is submitted to the UK MVS nor the response, therefore IMT is not relevant for baseline testing.

Does the master data (G101 Process) allow the software provider to differentiate between FMD and non-FMD products

The Master Data Download (G101) transaction allows positive confirmation that the product is in the system and is in scope of FMD.

Can Pharmacies and Wholesalers sell data to IMS?

Pharmacies and Wholesalers will be able to sell dispensing data generated by their PMR and Wholesaler systems in the normal way.

I operate within the Secondary Care sector; where can I find information about FMD specifically related to my sector?

NHS Digital have published a Toolkit for Secondary care functions. The NHS publish information, including frequently asked questions about FMD on their Specialist Pharmacy website: www. sps. nhs. uk

I want to update you with changes to my UK MVS account details

To inform SecurMed UK of a change in account details (e. g. location, end-user contact, Software Supplier etc) :
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