Ask PSNC: Quality Payments FAQs

Ask PSNC: Quality Payments FAQs

February 13, 2017

The team at PSNC has been receiving a number of queries on the Quality Payments Scheme; below are some of the questions asked over the  last week.

  1. For the Quality Payments Scheme criteria that can only be claimed for once, is there a specific review point at which they should claimed?
    No. If they can be claimed for only once, they can be claimed at either the April or November review point.
  1. Is it possible to achieve some of the points for a Quality Payment criterion at a review point if you partially meet the criterion, for example, if only 40% of pharmacy staff working in patient facing roles are trained ‘Dementia Friends’ instead of 80% can I claim half the points (2.5 points instead of 5) at the review point?
    No. A contractor will either meet the criterion or not; it is not possible to achieve only some of the points in this way.
  1. Do I have to achieve all the criteria listed in the Quality Payments Scheme to claim payment?
    No. Contractors do not have to achieve all the criteria listed in the Quality Payments Scheme to claim payment; they can claim for whichever of the criteria they achieve as long as they have passed all of the gateway criteria. 
  1. Are pre-registration students covered by the description registered pharmacy professional, in regards to the level 2 safeguarding requirement?
    No. It is however sensible for pre-registration students to undertake safeguarding training.
  1. Are part-time staff included in the Quality Payment criterion ‘On the day of the review, 80% of all pharmacy staff working in patient facing roles are trained Dementia Friends?’
    Yes. This Quality Payment criterion applies to all pharmacy staff working in patient facing roles. The number of hours a member of staff is employed for is not relevant for this Quality Payment criterion.

More FAQs on the Quality Payments Scheme can be viewed at: psnc.org.uk/qualityfaqs



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