PQS Aspiration payment window opens

PQS Aspiration payment window opens

September 17, 2020

The Aspiration payment window for the Pharmacy Quality Scheme 2020/21 Part 2 is now open. Contractors who wish to, can claim an Aspiration payment for this scheme, to assist with cash flow. The Aspiration payment can be claimed up until 23:59 on 9th October 2020 through the MYS portal.

The aspiration payment is optional for pharmacy contractors and not claiming it will not impact on the pharmacy contractor’s ability to claim a payment for the PQS 2020/21 Part 2.Once contractors have reviewed the requirements of the PQS 2020/21 Part 2, they will need to decide which domains they intend to meet at the February 2021 declaration period, when they make their Aspiration declaration.

Additionally to qualify for a PQS Part 2 Aspiration payment, contractors will have to declare that they will complete all the requirements within the PQS Part 1 Essential Criteria Checklist and will submit a declaration for Part 1 on the Manage Your Service (MYS) portal by 23:59 on 29th January 2021.

The maximum number of points for which a pharmacy can be paid an Aspiration payment is 70% of the number of points within the band they are placed in (note that the maximum number of points is different for Pharmacy PCN Leads and non PCN Leads). The value of the point for the aspiration payment is set at £48 (i.e. the minimum value of a point for the PQS 2020/21 Part 2).

Please see the PQS Hub page for more information




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