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Contractor Notice: Summary of new payments including claiming deadlines (updated 25/03/21)

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 ServiceGP 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’
Pandemic Delivery Service (Essential service)* Automatic

Monthly

From 16 March, the service has been extended to people notified of the need to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace (for the 10-day self-isolation period). This service will continue until 23:59 on 30 June.

For all clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV) patients living in England, the service will continue until 23:59 on 31 March

Paid on the same line as ‘Transitional Payment’. It will show as a total figure
Pandemic Delivery Service (Advanced 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) MYS
Note: DMS commenced 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

Additional £10.00 payment per vaccine for housebound and care home patients.

‘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’

*Excludes distance -selling pharmacies

Services where the claim deadline has expired

Payment type Payment due Payment amount How payment will appear on the Schedule of Payments under section of ‘Details of other amounts authorised’
Pandemic Delivery Service (Essential service)* Monthly – service extended until 31st March for all clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV) patients living in England

Payment bands up to end of February 2021

Paid on the same line as ‘Transitional Payment’. It will show as a total figure
Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS) 2020/21 Part 2 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’
Discharge Medicines Service (DMS) set up fee 1st April £400 ‘Discharge Medicine Review Fee’
PPE claims (standard) 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) As above Depends on amounts claimed ‘PPE Claims’

Further Resources

Monthly payments

Factsheet: Using Your Schedule of Payments to Monitor Performance