The UK FMD Working Group for Community Pharmacy published guidance for pharmacies to help them consider how to implement FMD in January 2018.

The guidance – The Way Forward for FMD in community pharmacy – covers key assumptions about FMD, high level processes for incorporating authentication into existing dispensing workflows, handling stock transition, what IT systems will need to deliver and the implications for patient safety.

Note: Appendix D has been superseded by the information on the EU FMD scanning and error messages webpage.

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

MHRA guidance

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.