The UK FMD Working Group for Community Pharmacy published guidance (The Way Forward for FMD in community pharmacy) for pharmacies to help them consider how to implement FMD in January 2018. This guidance has now been superseded by the information on this website.
PSNC guidance and resources
PSNC Briefing 058/18: Getting ready for FMD – a quick guide for the pharmacy team (October 2018)
In this briefing common questions about the practicalities of complying with the FMD legislation are covered. It can be used as a short introduction to FMD, when training community pharmacy teams.
NPA guidance for members
Resources on FMD from the National Pharmacy Association can be found at https://www.npa.co.uk/fmd
Resources on FMD, including professional decision-making guidance for FMD alerts and dispensing, from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society can be found at https://www.rpharms.com/resources/ultimate-guides-and-hubs/fmd
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has published guidance on how to prepare for implementation and compliance of the Safety Features Regulation of the FMD.
The guidance – Implementing the Falsified Medicines Directive: Safety Features – includes sections on how FMD works, guidance documentation and useful resources, and links to copies of the MHRA’s FMD newsletter.
NHS Digital guidance
NHS Digital has developed a community pharmacy FMD toolkit for pharmacy teams.