Arvato Systems, which will be implementing the UK’s National Medicines Verification System (NMVS) on behalf of SecurMed UK, has held a workshop session for the main suppliers of IT systems for community pharmacies.
The workshop was held at the National Pharmacy Association in St Albans and hosted by the UK FMD Working Group for Community Pharmacy. During the event, Arvato and SecurMed UK outlined their plans for developing the NMVS and invited the IT suppliers to register for the software development kit and access to Arvato’s test-bed systems.
Connecting IT suppliers to the early-stage NMVS is the first step in a process which should lead to all pharmacies, wholesalers and others handling medicines being connected. This will enable them to undertake the authentication of medicines required under the Falsified Medicines Directive.
Arvato is also holding workshops for IT suppliers to wholesalers, hospitals and dispensing doctors.