Quality Payments: Support from PharmOutcomes for the November 2017 review point

Quality Payments: Support from PharmOutcomes for the November 2017 review point

July 12, 2017

Community pharmacy contractors are now able to access support on PharmOutcomes for the November 2017 review point of the Quality Payments Scheme.

This support is available to all contractors as PSNC has agreed to use their licence to provide access to the Quality Payments Scheme framework and asthma referrals tool on PharmOutcomes.

Quality Payments Scheme framework

A Quality Payments Scheme framework was created on PharmOutcomes to allow contractors to track their progress with achieving the Quality Payment criteria for the April 2017 review point. This framework has been updated and is now available for the November 2017 review point. The assessment also contains links to the PSNC website to provide contractors with additional information on each criterion and links to other PharmOutcomes services to assist contractors with collating evidence.

Once a contractor has logged into PharmOutcomes, the framework can be accessed by clicking on the ‘Assessments’ tab on the PharmOutcomes homepage.

Quality criterion: asthma referrals

Contractors are also reminded that an asthma referral tool is available to assist in meeting the quality criterion, ‘On the day of the review, the pharmacy can show evidence of asthma patients, for whom more than 6 short acting bronchodilator inhalers were dispensed without any corticosteroid inhaler within a 6 month period, are referred to an appropriate health care professional for an asthma review’.

This PharmOutcomes tool allows contractors to record patient details who have consented to be referred to their GP practice because of them having been dispensed more than 6 short acting bronchodilator inhalers without any corticosteroid inhaler within a 6 month period. When this data is saved on PharmOutcomes a referral will automatically be sent to the patient’s GP practice (if a secure email address is held for that GP practice on PharmOutcomes).

Once a contractor has logged into PharmOutcomes, the tool can be accessed by clicking on the ‘Services’ tab on the PharmOutcomes homepage and a User Guide for the tool is available from the Help tab on the PharmOutcomes website.

PharmOutcomes log in details

If a contractor has not used PharmOutcomes before, log in details can be obtained by sending a message to the PharmOutcomes helpdesk. Contractors will need to provide details of the pharmacy, contact information and an email address to issue the login details to.



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