Based on user feedback, some changes have been made to the IGT functionality and some requirement guidance materials have had minor improvements to add clarity or to include up to date information. As there are no significant changes to the sixteen IG requirements for community pharmacy for 2013/14, there is no additional impact or burden on the service in terms of conformance. Requirement 319 cannot yet be completed as PSNC and NHS England are still in discussion on business continuity planning. Pharmacies are expected to attain Level 2 against each of the pharmacy IG requirements and the deadline for submitting this year’s return is 31st March 2014.
Improvements made to the functionality of the IG Toolkit to improve usability and user experience are outlined below:
- Domain name changes
- Disclaimer for model/exemplar materials
‘These exemplar materials have been provided over several years by various organisations or drafted by NHS colleagues. They are intended as general information which may assist. However, the inclusion of this material should not be interpreted as an endorsement or approval’.
- External IG Delivery Team Review Section
- Enhancement of improvement planning and evidence management facilities
- IG Incident Reporting Tool
IGT Version 11 Change Release Note is available here.