Quality Payments: One week left to review your NHS Choices profile!


Quality Payments: One week left to review your NHS Choices profile!

April 21, 2017

Community pharmacy contractors are reminded that they have one week left to review their NHS Choices entry for their pharmacies and ensure this is up to date before the review period for this gateway criterion closes on Friday 28th April 11.59pm.

The requirement to have an up to date NHS Choices profile on the day of the review (28th April 2017) is a gateway criterion of the Quality Payments Scheme and this must therefore be met, otherwise contractors will not be entitled to claim for a Quality Payment.

Contractors are also reminded that they are required to edit or validate three parts of their NHS Choices profile to meet the gateway criterion:

  • their opening hours;
  • the facilities the pharmacy provides e.g. consulting room, parking, etc; and
  • the services the pharmacy provides.

All three parts will need to have been amended or validated for the contractor to have met the gateway criterion to have an up to date NHS Choices profile.

Further information on the process contractors must follow to update their NHS Choices profile and the process which distance selling pharmacies must follow to meet the gateway criterion can be found in NHS England’s quality criteria guidance (pages 10-14).

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