PQS: One week until the declaration period opens


PQS: One week until the declaration period opens

January 27, 2020

There is now one week to go before the window opens for community pharmacy contractors to make a declaration for a Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS) payment.

Contractors must use the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) Manage Your Service portal to make their PQS declaration between 9am on 3rd February 2020 and 11.59pm on 28th February 2020.

Contractors are encouraged to download the weekly NHSBSA declaration data, available under the ‘PQS datasets’ section (this was updated on Friday) and check if they are meeting the three out of the four gateway criteria, which the report provides information on. Please note, contractors needed to have met the NHS website gateway criterion and the Directory of Services quality criterion by 30th November 2019.

If your pharmacy is showing as not having met the Advanced Services or NHSmail gateway criteria (but did meet the NHS website gateway criterion by 30th November 2019), contractors should take corrective action as soon as possible to ensure they meet these gateway criteria by the day of their declaration.

Contractors are reminded that PSNC has published Briefing 049/10 Pharmacy Quality Scheme – Meeting the NHSmail gateway criterion which provides information and a checklist to assist with meeting the NHSmail gateway criterion.

Further information on how to meet the gateway criteria can also be found at:psnc.org.uk/quality 

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