Quality Payments: Less than one week left to make your declaration!


Quality Payments: Less than one week left to make your declaration!

December 4, 2017

Community pharmacy contractors have less than one week left to complete the Quality Payments online declaration on the NHS Business Services Authority (NHS BSA) website before it closes on Friday 8th December at 11.59pm.

Contractors can start adding data and will be able to re-enter the portal to add information later if they choose; however, contractors must remember to re-enter the portal and submit the declaration before Friday 8th December 2017 11.59pm otherwise they will not be entitled to a Quality Payment.

Once a contractor has submitted their online declaration it cannot then be altered. It is therefore imperative that contractors check their declaration thoroughly before submitting their declaration on the website.

Once the declaration has been submitted the contractor will receive an email from NHS BSA confirming that the declaration has been successfully submitted and confirming the details that have been declared. This email should be retained by the contractor as proof that the declaration was submitted and the date of submission. The email will show how contractors have responded to each of the gateway and quality criteria.

PSNC Briefing 078/17: Quality Payments – Completing the NHS BSA Quality Payments declaration provides further information for contractors on how to make their declaration and details the questions which contractors will be asked when completing the Quality Payments online declaration on the NHS BSA website.


Q. Do I need to submit evidence to the NHS BSA to show that I have met the gateway and quality criteria when I submit my declaration?
No. Evidence does not need to be submitted during the declaration process. However, contractors’ declarations of compliance with the gateway and quality criteria may be subject to spot checks by NHS England or NHS BSA as part of their usual monitoring process for the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (the ‘contract’).

Q. If I submit the declaration in error, part way through completing it, can I resubmit it?
No. It is not possible to resubmit the declaration, even if it was submitted in error.

Other FAQs on claiming Quality Payments can be found on the Quality Payments – FAQs page of the PSNC website.


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