Quality Payments: Edit or validate your NHS Choices entry now

Quality Payments: Edit or validate your NHS Choices entry now

April 9, 2018

The requirements for this Gateway criterion have changed since the November 2017 review point

Community pharmacy contractors can from today, edit or validate the three sections of their pharmacy’s NHS Choices profile to meet the gateway criterion for the June 2018 review point of the Quality Payments Scheme. Contractors must validate their profile even if their NHS Choices profile is correct otherwise they will not meet the gateway criterion and will therefore not be entitled to claim for a Quality Payment.

Contractors are required to edit or validate their NHS Choices profile between 00:00 on 9th April 2018 and 11:59pm on 29th June 2018 to meet the gateway criterion.

Contractors must edit or validate:

  • their opening hours, including for the following Bank Holidays:
Monday 7 May 2018 Early May Bank Holiday
Monday 28 May 2018 Spring Bank Holiday
Monday 27 August 2018 Summer Bank Holiday
Tuesday 25 December 2018 Christmas Day
Wednesday 26 December 2018 Boxing Day
Tuesday 1 January 2019 New Year’s Day
  • the facilities the pharmacy provides e.g. consultation room, parking etc; and
  • the services the pharmacy provides e.g. Medicines Use Reviews (MURs), New Medicine Service (NMS), etc.

A User Guide for contractors to guide them through the process of updating or editing their NHS Choices profile to support the Quality Payments Scheme is available on the NHS Choices website.

Distance selling pharmacies (DSPs)

DSPs should follow the process outlined on psnc.org.uk/QPNHSChoices under ‘Distance selling pharmacies – How to achieve this gateway criterion’



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