Ask PSNC: Pharmacy Quality Scheme FAQs

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Ask PSNC: Pharmacy Quality Scheme FAQs

January 27, 2020

The team at PSNC has received a number of queries on the Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS). Below are some of the questions asked in recent weeks.

Q. Does the dementia-friendly environment checklist and action plan need to be submitted to NHS England and NHS Improvement?
A. No. The checklist and action plan do not need to be submitted routinely to NHS England and NHS Improvement, but contractors should ensure that a copy is kept in the pharmacy.

Q. How many patients with asthma need to be referred to a healthcare professional to meet the quality criterion?
A.
There is not a specified number of people with asthma that need to be referred to meet the quality criterion.

Q. If a staff member completed the Dementia Friends training at a different pharmacy (under previous employment) are they required to repeat it?
A. No.

Q. Where can I order packs of information (Patient Guides, Patient Cards, warning stickers, etc) to support patients of childbearing potential on valproate of the risks in pregnancy and the need to be enrolled in the Pregnancy Prevention Programme?
A. Packs of information can be ordered from Sanofi’s medical information department on 0845 372 7101 or email UK-Medicalinformation@sanofi.com.

Q. Does the risk review need to be completed by the pharmacy team or can our head office team complete it?
A. The report needs to be completed by the pharmacy team at the pharmacy premises for a risk in that pharmacy; however, different strategies can be used to manage risk and the Superintendent Pharmacist may be involved in determining any organisational-level risk minimisation strategies.

Further FAQS can be found on the Pharmacy Quality Scheme FAQs page.



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