Quality Payments – what pharmacy contractors need to do (February 2017)

Quality Payments – what pharmacy contractors need to do (February 2017)

February 28, 2017

On 20th October 2016, the Government imposed a two-year funding package on community pharmacy; this included a Quality Payments (QP) Scheme. On 23rd December 2016, NHS England published its guidance on the gateway Criteria for the QP Scheme and on 27th February 2017 they published guidance on the quality criteria.

PSNC Briefing 067/16, published in November 2016, explained how the scheme would work and it detailed guidance and resources for community pharmacy contractors. At that time, some details relating to the gateway and quality criteria for the QP Scheme still needed to be clarified by NHS England, so as further information became available, PSNC included this on the QP pages of the PSNC website (psnc.org.uk/quality). Now that most of the outstanding matters have been clarified, following publication of the NHS England guidance documents, this PSNC Briefing provides revised guidance to contractors on engaging with the QP Scheme.

PSNC Briefing 013/17: Quality Payments – what pharmacy contractors need to do

If you have any queries on this PSNC Briefing or you require more information, please contact Zainab Al-Kharsan, Service Development Pharmacist.

To browse other PSNC briefings on services and commissioning click here.

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