Development of APIs: SCS and DMS

NHS approved IT systems for recording SCS and DMS consultations and sharing data with the NHSBSA are due to be ready in the first quarter of 2024.

This development follows negotiations with NHS England and the Department of Health and Social Care where it has previously been agreed that IT support for CPCF clinical services will be updated to allow information on services provided and payment claims to automatically flow from pharmacy IT system to the NHSBSA.

This work has already been completed for several of the CPCS clinical services, with the development of application programming interfaces (API) between pharmacy IT systems and the NHSBSA’s Manage Your Service (MYS) portal.

The New Medicine Service (NMS) is next in line for completion of this work and following that, the NHSBSA and pharmacy clinical IT system suppliers are planning to complete the development of similar approved IT systems for the Discharge Medicines Service (DMS) and the Smoking Cessation Service (SCS).

In NHS England’s latest email update to pharmacy owners on the development of these approved IT systems, they have advised that the following go-live dates are being worked to:

  • Discharge Medicines Service – 1st February 2024
  • Smoking Cessation Service – Q4 of 2023/24

Once the work at the NHSBSA and IT system suppliers is completed, pharmacy owners providing the services will need to use an approved pharmacy clinical IT system to keep their clinical records for the services and to submit data on the provision of the service and payment claims to MYS. At that time, the current manual MYS claim processes for the services will be retired.

Find out more about IT support for all CPCF clinical services