The switchover to NCRS is a straightforward task. It can be as simple as updating existing SCRa links on portals with the new NCRS link.
Users will need to have NHS Credential Management and NHS Identity Agent installed on their machine to run NCRS. There is a simple online check to see if they are present on their device.
There should be minimal impact on your users as the services they access via SCRa are not changing, it is simply the interface to access them that will change.
The NCRS interface is user-friendly and meets modern accessibility standards. It has been designed in collaboration with end users.
Users are still able to search for patient NHS numbers using Personal Demographics Service, access patient Summary Care Records, Child Protection information and view Reasonable Adjustments and use the National Record Locator (NRL) to view mental health crisis plans and end of care plans.
NCRS provides access to an increasing number of services and will provide access to Shared Care Records.
All users existing smartcard credentials and access rights will continue to work on NCRS as they have with SCRa.
You can choose to roll out to all users at once or to specific groups if you want to test the roll out.
Switch over today by rolling out the NCRS link to your staff.