PSNC Briefing 013/17: Quality Payments – what pharmacy contractors need to do (February 2017)

PSNC Briefing 013/17: Quality Payments – what pharmacy contractors need to do (February 2017)

Please note, the declaration period for the Quality Payments Scheme is now finished for the April 2017 review point.

Some of the processes that need to be followed to meet the gateway and quality criteria for the November 2017 review point and the declaration process may be subject to change; therefore, contractors are encouraged to ensure they are signed up to receive PSNC’s e-newsletters so updates on the Quality Payments Scheme for the November 2017 review point are delivered straight to their Inbox. Contractors who are not signed up for PSNC’s e-newsletters can sign up at: psnc.org.uk/enews

On 20th October 2016, the Government imposed a two-year funding package on community pharmacy; this included a Quality Payments (QP) Scheme. On 23rd December 2016, NHS England published its guidance on the gateway criteria for the QP Scheme and on 27th February 2017 they published guidance on the quality criteria.

PSNC Briefing 067/16, published in November 2016, explained how the scheme would work and it detailed guidance and resources for community pharmacy contractors. At that time, some details relating to the gateway and quality criteria for the QP Scheme still needed to be clarified by NHS England, so as further information became available, PSNC included this on the QP pages of the PSNC website (psnc.org.uk/quality). Now that most of the outstanding matters have been clarified, following publication of the NHS England guidance documents, this PSNC Briefing provides revised guidance to contractors on engaging with the QP Scheme.

PSNC Briefing 013/17: Quality Payments – what pharmacy contractors need to do

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

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