Authorised signatories are personnel working for commissioner and/or provider organisations with responsibility for notifying NHS Prescription Services of changes to prescribing data.
NHS Prescription Services hold details of a senior authorised signatory at each organisation, who has responsibility for maintaining the list of additional signatories. This is usually the Head of Medicines Management, Chief Pharmacist, Director or equivalent.
Any changes to the list of authorised signatories must be forwarded by the senior authorised signatory using the authorised signatory form.
NHS Prescription Services will only accept notification forms for changes to organisational or prescriber details from authorised signatories.
Forms which are received from unauthorised personnel will not be processed and could result in a delay in receiving personalised prescriptions or inaccuracies with prescribing data.