Flu Vaccination – notifying NHS England prior to providing the Flu Service

Flu Vaccination – notifying NHS England prior to providing the Flu Service

Community pharmacy contractors must complete the form on the NHS Business Services Authority (NHS BSA) website prior to provision of the Flu Vaccination Service to notify NHS England that they intend to provide the service for 2017/18. This must be done annually therefore even if a contractor provided the service in 2016/17 they must complete this sign-up process again.

Contractors need to complete this form for all their pharmacies from which the Flu Vaccination Service will be offered.

If the notification to the NHS BSA is not received prior to payment claims being submitted they will not be processed or paid as the requirement to notify the NHS BSA, set out in the Pharmaceutical Services (Advanced and Enhanced Services) (England) (Amendment) Directions, will have been breached.

The electronic form on the NHS BSA website asks for the Pharmacy Organisation Code; this is the ODS or F code for the pharmacy that is used on the end of month submission to the Pricing Authority. If the form is incorrectly completed it may result in a delay in payment for the service.

Notify NHS BSA of your intention to provide the Flu Vaccination Service 2017/18

Frequently asked questions:

Q. How do contractors inform NHS England that they intend to provide the Advanced Service?
Contractors must notify NHS England that they intend to provide the service via a declaration on the NHS BSA website. This must be done each year prior to provision of the service.

 If the form is not completed before provision of the service, claims for payment will not be accepted by the NHS BSA.

The electronic form on the NHS BSA website asks for the Pharmacy Organisation Code; this is the ODS or F code for the pharmacy that is used on the end of month submission to the Pricing Authority. If the form is incorrectly completed it may result in non-payment for the service.

Q. Does the notification of NHS England of a pharmacy contractor’s intention to start providing the service (via the form on the NHS BSA website) need to be undertaken for each pharmacy a contractor owns?
Yes. The notification may be undertaken centrally by one person on behalf of the contractor, but a notification needs to be made for each individual pharmacy that will be providing the service.

Q. Does the notification to NHS England of intent to provide the service have to be made for each pharmacist that will provide the service?
No. The notification is only required for each pharmacy.

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