The NHS is making changes to Smartcards that will be supported. Ongoing upgrades to the wider Smartcard system to add improvements and newer features mean that older Smartcards must be phased out. The older Series 4 Smartcards are at ‘end-of-life’ and won’t work properly after 30th December 2021.
Pharmacy team members with older Smartcards should replace their cards well ahead of the end-of-life deadlines.
For further information, please refer to this PSNC fact sheet.
Series 4 Smartcard
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