Quality Payments: Data published for February 2019 declaration

Quality Payments: Data published for February 2019 declaration

June 18, 2019

The NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) has published declaration data relating to the February 2019 review point of the Quality Payments Scheme.

The data provides a breakdown of the number of community pharmacy contractors who declared that they met the gateway criteria and the number of contractors who declared they met the individual quality criteria. NHSBSA has also published a glossary with more information on the different indicators on the spreadsheet.

PSNC has processed the publicly available data to make this more useful for LPCs; click here to view the amended spreadsheet.

In total, 10,678 contractors declared and were validated as meeting the gateway criteria. Key figures from the declaration data are outlined in the table below:

Quality criterion Number of pharmacies who met the gateway criteria and claimed for this quality criterion % of pharmacies who met the gateway criteria and claimed for this quality criterion
NHS 111 Directory of Services (DoS) 10,629 99.54%
Dementia Friends 10,609 99.35%
NSAID audit 10,509 98.42%
Patient safety report 10,452 97.88%
Risk management 10,421 97.59%
Clinical effectiveness – Asthma 10,404 97.43%
Healthy Living Pharmacy 9,535 89.30%

Commenting on the data, Alastair Buxton, Director of NHS Services said:

“Congratulations to pharmacy teams and LPCs on the hard work and phenomenal engagement with the Quality Payments Scheme we have seen for this declaration point. Most of the sector took on the challenge of meeting the various quality criteria – some of which were new for the February 2019 Scheme.

This data demonstrates yet again that community pharmacy teams are committed to continuously improving the services they offer to patients and the public, and willing to work with NHS England to meet current policy priorities.

I am very grateful for the hard work that LPCs have put into supporting their contractors to successfully engage with the scheme; they have organised events across the country, provided telephone and email support to their contractors and in some cases they have even visited pharmacies to make sure pharmacy teams understand how to complete the various elements of the scheme.”

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