PSNC had been pressing for this exemption and hopes it will now be more straightforward for pharmacies to meet their IG requirements this year.
Contractors will recall that the deadline for completion of the IG Toolkit for 2014/15 is 31st March 2015. Contractors will still need to complete the rest of the Toolkit by this deadline.
PSNC has produced guidance on completion of the Toolkit which is available at psnc.org.uk/ig. This includes frequently asked questions and a template business continuity plan which contractors may like to use in spite of the exemption in line with good business practice.