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FMD Implementation Support
11 July 2018

The date for EU Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) compliance is fast approaching; all EU Member States (excluding Belgium, Italy and Greece) have an implementation deadline of 9th February 2019. The FMD will affect all pharmacy contractors in the UK, including our hospital trusts, mental health trusts, retail pharmacies and dispensing GP practices.


The Hub's Pharmacy Team are supporting members with the implementation of the FMD. The offering includes: 

  • Production of user-friendly summary sheets detailing the FMD for non-pharmacy personnel eg. Board of Directors or Clinical Information Officers
  • Hosting workshops to introduce the FMD and offer protected time to members to redesign work flow processes to allow for the new directive
  • Keeping members up-to-date with the latest FMD news from MHRA, NHS Digital and pharmacy system providers
  • Dedicated webpage to keep customers up-to-date with current material and useful resources, and to share best practice across the country
  • Information on IT solutions available on the market that can communicate with the UK National Medicines Verification System (SecurMed)


Our support will continue as we near the deadline of the UK National Medicines Verification System go-live date. 


For further information, please see our FMD webpage here


Alternatively, contact the Hub's Head of Pharmacy Procurement, Stephanie Rose