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signature1November 23 2015

An amended version of the prescription form is being introduced in Scotland to reflect changes to NHS prescription declaration and signature requirements.

A signature from the patient or the patient’s representative will now be required for the new Part C Patient Declaration. This is to confirm that “the items have been dispensed, the details are correct and complete, and to provide an awareness of use of data by the NHS, in accordance with the ICO’s [Information Commissioner’s Office] guidance on privacy notices,” says NHS Circular PCA (P) (2015) 29.

In addition, the patient declaration has also been updated to include the notice that the “pharmacy contractors’ representative body” [Community Pharmacy Scotland) will be among those bodies and agencies with whom prescription data is shared.

“Patients are no longer required to mark an exemption category on an NHS prescription form unless they present their prescription in England and qualify for exemption,” says the circular, which also contains an image of the new version.

The new prescription form will be phased in as stocks of the current version are used up.

Link:

Scottish Government NHS Circular PCA (P) (2015) 29

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