Quality Payments – How to become a Healthy Living Pharmacy Level 1 (July 2017)

Quality Payments – How to become a Healthy Living Pharmacy Level 1 (July 2017)

July 17, 2017

This PSNC Briefing provides an overview of how to achieve the Healthy Living Pharmacy (HLP) criterion of the Quality Payments (QP) Scheme for the November 2017 review point.

PSNC Briefing 003/17 and 016/17, published in January 2017 and March 2017 respectively, provided an overview of how to achieve the ‘HLP Level 1’ quality criterion of the QP Scheme for the April 2017 review point. This PSNC Briefing provides revised guidance to contractors on meeting the ‘HLP Level 1’ quality criterion of the QP Scheme for the November 2017 review point.

The main revision to the guidance is that for the November review point, NHS England and Public Health England (PHE) have agreed that contractors whose pharmacies become HLPs locally between 1st December 2014 and 24th November 2017 (this was 28th April 2017 for the April review point) will not need to complete the profession led self-assessment process led by PHE to meet the quality criterion (further information on the process that these contractors will need to follow can be found on page 3). All other contractors will need to follow the same process as for the April review point.

PSNC Briefing 047/17: Quality Payments – How to become a Healthy Living Pharmacy Level 1

The Briefing has three annexes, which are available as standalone documents on the HLP page of the PSNC website.

If you have any queries on this PSNC Briefing or you require more information, please contact Zainab Al-Kharsan, Service Development Pharmacist.

To browse other PSNC briefings on services and commissioning click here.

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