Quality Payments: Updated gateway criteria report now available on NHSBSA website

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Quality Payments: Updated gateway criteria report now available on NHSBSA website

February 1, 2019

The NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) has today updated its weekly gateway criteria report, allowing community pharmacy contractors to check whether they have been assessed as meeting four of the five gateway criteria (Advanced Services, NHS website, Community Pharmacy Patient Questionnaire (CPPQ) and NHSmail) of the Quality Payments Scheme.

Contractors are therefore encouraged to check this report to see if the national datasets show they have met the four gateway criteria as detailed above and if not, take corrective action as soon as possible to ensure they meet the criteria by the review point (15th February 2019).

Contractors should also be aware that this report can change on a weekly basis, for example, a contractor could show as meeting the NHSmail gateway criterion if their shared premises NHSmail account has two active linked NHSmail accounts. However, if one of these accounts becomes inactive before the review point, the report could change to show that the contractor no longer meets the NHSmail gateway criterion. Contractors are therefore encouraged to download the report each week from the NHSBSA website to ensure that their pharmacy continues to meet the four gateway criteria.

Any changes made after each Friday will not be shown until the following week’s update. For example, if a pharmacy’s NHS website profile is updated on Monday 4th February 2019, it will not show on the gateway criteria report on the NHSBSA website until the new report is published on Friday 8th February 2019.

Further information on the gateway criteria report and how contractors will be notified if they meet the fifth gateway criterion (Warranted Environment Specification (WES)) can be found in PSNC’s original news story on the gateway criteria report.

Number of contractors currently meeting the gateway critiera (excluding WES)

Gateway criterion Number of contractors currently meeting the gateway criterion % of contractors currently meeting the gateway criterion
NHS website 8,217 71%
Advanced Services 11,271 97%
CPPQ 10,694 92%
NHSmail 9,978 86%

Contractors should be aware that the national datasets used for the report are updated weekly therefore any changes made in the week, will not show on the report until it is updated on the following Friday. For example, if a pharmacy’s NHS website profile is updated on Monday 4th February 2019 this will not show on the report on the NHSBSA website until the updated report is published on Friday 8th February 2019.



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