Pharmacy Quality Scheme

NHS England published the new requirements for the 2020/21 Phrmacy Quality Scheme.  This year it is in two parts and part 1 focuses on ensuring that pharmacies put in place everything they need to protect staff and patients during the Covid-19 pandemic.  Funding is £18.75m and all contractors must meet the 14 actions  to claim their payment.  Many contractors will have already undertaken most of the action in the checklist over the last few months during Covid-19.

Funding and claims

The funding made available for the scheme is £18.75m and all contractors meeting the requirements can claim a payment of £1,630 via the NHSBSA’s Manage Your Service (MYS) portal.

Any residual funding not paid to contractors within the Part 1 scheme will be distributed as part of payments in the Part 2 2020/21 scheme. Payments will be made by the NHSBSA as soon as possible after a claim has been submitted, with, for example, any claims submitted by 5th August 2020 being paid on 1st September 2020.

The Manage Your Service application will open for declarations for Part 1 on Monday 14th July 2020 at 09:00 and will close on 29th January 2021 at 23:59. Responses can be entered as soon as the system goes live and must be submitted before the closure of the declaration website.

For more information go to the PSNC website page