PSNC Briefing 016/18: The interim Quality Payments Scheme 2018/19 – A summary of changes to the Scheme (March 2018)

PSNC Briefing 016/18: The interim Quality Payments Scheme 2018/19 – A summary of changes to the Scheme (March 2018)

Please note, the interim Quality Payments Scheme for the first six months of 2017/18 has now ended. No decisions have been made by the Department of Health and Social Care and NHS England on the future of Quality Payments beyond the first six months of 2018; this will be a matter for discussion with PSNC, once substantive negotiations for 2018/19 commence.

A Quality Payments Scheme, which forms part of the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework, was introduced from 1st December 2016 until 31st March 2018. As part of the interim arrangements for the first six months of 2018/19, it has been agreed that a further £37.5 million is to be invested into an extension of the scheme, with a June 2018 declaration. This declaration point will operate similarly to previous declarations and will continue to reward community pharmacies that successfully meet the quality criteria.

The interim Quality Payments Scheme 2018/19 is largely like the Quality Payments Scheme 2017/18 except for a small number of minor changes. This PSNC Briefing outlines the changes that have been made to the Quality Payments Scheme.

PSNC Briefing 016/18: The interim Quality Payments Scheme 2018/19 – A summary of changes to the Scheme

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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