PQS: Assessment framework now available

PQS: Assessment framework now available

October 9, 2019

PQS: Assessment framework now available

October 7, 2019

Community pharmacy contractors can now access the Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS) assessment framework on PharmOutcomes. This assessment framework is available to all contractors free of charge as PSNC has agreed to use their PharmOutcomes licence to provide access to this support.The assessment framework allows contractors and their teams to track their progress with achieving the gateway and quality criteria of the PQS.

Once a contractor has logged into PharmOutcomes, the framework can be accessed by clicking on ‘Assessments’ and then the framework is listed under the title ‘PQS – The Pharmacy Quality Scheme 2019/20’.

If a contractor has not used PharmOutcomes before, log in details can be obtained by sending a message to the PharmOutcomes helpdesk. Contractors will need to provide details of the pharmacy, contact information and an email address to issue the login details to. 

 PharmOutcomes support that will be available soon

The following audits/frameworks will also be available shortly; we will alert contractors through our normal communication channels when these become available:

  • Lithium audit*;
  • Methotrexate audit*;
  • Amiodarone audit*;
  • Phenobarbital audit*;
  • Valproate safety audit;
  • NSAID audit; and
  • Dementia-friendly environment checklist.

*Contractors are only required to complete one of these audits in the following order of preference: lithium; methotrexate; amiodarone; or phenobarbital. Please see pages 29-42 of the NHS England PQS guidance for further information.




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