The Department of Health (DH) has introduced a Quality Payments Scheme as part of the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework in 2017/18. This will involve payments being made to community pharmacy contractors meeting certain gateway and quality criteria, with funding taken from the overall funding for 2017/18 of £2.592 billion. Click Here for more information
Quality Payment – FAQ’s
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Quality Payments online declaration portal is NOW OPEN
The portal, which opened at 9am Monday 10th April will remain open until Friday 12th May 2017 11.59pm for contractors to complete their declarations. Although the first review date is not until Friday 28th April 2017, contractors can start adding data and will be able to re-enter the portal to add information at a later date before the portal closes. However, contractors must remember to re-enter the portal and submit the declaration before Friday 12th May 2017 11.59pm otherwise they will not be entitled to a Quality Payment.
PSNC Briefing 026/17: Quality Payments –Completing the NHS BSA Quality Payments declaration is NOW AVAILABLE –
NHS Choices profile to meet the gateway criterion of the Quality Payments Scheme:Guides available Click here
NHS Choices have a document that explains the process step by step that may help contractors. This can be found on the NHS Choices website however for your convenience you can download a copy by clicking here.
Review Profile – PSNC – 22nd April 2017- Click Here
Directory of Services
PSNC Briefing 017/17: Quality Payments – How to meet the Directory of Services quality criterion provides an overview of how to achieve the DoS quality criterion of the Quality Payments Scheme.
Please note the process to follow to update your DoS profile, is different to that stated in the NHS England guidance. Contractors should follow the process on the NHS England website.
HLP Update Click Here
Quality Payment Guides for PharmOutcomes