Payment timetable and deadline tracker

Payment timetable and deadline tracker

PSNC has created a payment timetable and deadline tracker to assist community pharmacy contractors with checking and claiming payments for services including the Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS) 2020/21 Part 2,Pandemic Delivery Service, GP Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS),Discharge Medicines Service, Covid-19 vaccinations and Hepatitis C testing service. 

The table below outlines payments for different services providing details of any claim deadlines (where applicable), how to claim, timing of payments, payment amounts and how these payments will appear on the Schedule of Payments.

Payment type Claim method
(deadline to claim for payment)
Payment due Payment amount How payment will appear on the Schedule of Payments under section of ‘Details of other amounts authorised’
Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS) 2020/21 Part 2 MYS
(11:59pm 1st March)
1st April The funding will be divided between qualifying pharmacies based on the number of points they have achieved up to a maximum £96 per point. Each point will have a minimum value of £48, based on all pharmacy contractors achieving maximum points. Visit www.psnc.org.uk/pqs for further information. ‘Total of other amounts authorised’
Pandemic Delivery Service (Essential service)* Automatic Monthly – service currently extended until 31st March for all clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV) patients living in England Paid on the same line as ‘Transitional Payment’. It will show as a total figure
Pandemic Delivery Service (Advance service)* MYS
(by the 5th day of the following month)
Monthly – service currently extended until 31st March for all CEV patients living in England £6 (including VAT) per delivery Payment will be listed as ‘Additional advance payment’ under section titled ‘Summary of Payment Amounts’
CPCS –GP referral pathway engagement and set up MYS
(Deadline extended to 11:59pm 5th July)
Payments will depend on when the claim is submitted by a contractor and processed and verified by the NHSBSA. November 2020 Schedule of Payments due to be paid 1st February 2021 is the first available Schedule to include payments for GP referral pathway engagement activity £300 ‘GP Referral Pathway Engagement Fee’
Discharge Medicines Service (DMS) set up fee Any pharmacy on the pharmaceutical list on 1st February 2021 will automatically receive this payment 1st April £400 ‘Discharge Medicine Review Fee’
Discharge Medicines Service (DMS) MYS
Note: DMS commences on 15th February 2021
Monthly – the first service payment is due on 30th April for any claims submitted in February (after 15th) ‘Discharge Medicine Review Fee’
COVID-19 vaccinations MYS Monthly
(First payments will be made on 1st April)
£12.58 is paid for each vaccination given ‘Covid Vaccine Claim’
Hepatitis C testing service MYS
(by the 5th day of the following month after completion of a test)
Monthly in the same payment month as other payments for NHS Pharmaceutical Services £36 per test performed ‘Hep C Provision of Testing Service’
Hepatitis C Point of Care Test (POCT) kit MYS
(by the 5th day of the following month after completion of a test)
Monthly in the same payment month as other payments for NHS Pharmaceutical Services Cost of the POCT kit at manufacturer’s list price + VAT ‘Hep C Test Kit Reimbursement’
PPE claims (standard) MYS
(11:59pm 12th February)
Payments will depend on when the claim is submitted by a contractor and processed and verified by the NHSBSA. November 2020 Schedule of Payments due to be paid 1st February 2021 is the first available Schedule to include payments for PPE ‘PPE Claims’
PPE claims (exceptional) MYS
(11:59pm 12th February)
As above Depends on amounts claimed ‘PPE Claims’

*Excludes distance -selling pharmacies


Further Resources

Monthly payments

Factsheet: Using Your Schedule of Payments to Monitor Performance



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