PSNC Briefing 025/18: Quality Payments – How to become a Healthy Living Pharmacy Level 1 (April 2018)

PSNC Briefing 025/18: Quality Payments – How to become a Healthy Living Pharmacy Level 1 (April 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.

This PSNC Briefing provides an overview of how to achieve the Healthy Living Pharmacy (HLP) criterion of the interim Quality Payments Scheme (QPS) for the June 2018 review point.

PSNC Briefings 003/17, 016/17 and 047/17, published in January 2017, March 2017 and July 2017 respectively, provided an overview of how to achieve the ‘HLP Level 1’ quality criterion of the QPS for the April 2017 review point. This PSNC Briefing provides revised guidance to contractors on meeting the ‘HLP Level 1’ quality criterion of the QPS for the June 2018 review point.

The main revision to this new Briefing is that for the June 2018 review point, NHS England and Public Health England (PHE) have agreed that contractors whose pharmacies become HLPs locally between 30th June 2016 and 29th June 20187 (this period was 1st December 2014 and 24th November 2017 for the 2017 review points) will not need to complete the profession led self-assessment process led by PHE to meet the quality criterion (further information on the process that these contractors will need to follow can be found on page 3). All other contractors will need to follow the same process as for the 2017 review points.

PSNC Briefing 025/18: Quality Payments – How to become a Healthy Living Pharmacy Level 1

The Briefing has three annexes, which are available as standalone documents on the HLP page of the PSNC website.

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

To browse other PSNC briefings on services and commissioning click here.



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