Quality Payments: Will your pharmacy still be accredited as an HLP Level 1 on the review date?

Quality Payments: Will your pharmacy still be accredited as an HLP Level 1 on the review date?

November 21, 2018

Community pharmacy contractors are reminded that if their pharmacy was accredited as a Healthy Living Pharmacy (HLP) Level 1 locally or through the profession led self-assessment process this accreditation is only valid for two years.

If a pharmacy was accredited before 16th February 2017, contractors will need to re-accredit their pharmacy as an HLP Level 1 to meet the first part of the HLP quality criterion* at the February review point (15th February 2019) of the Quality Payments Scheme.

PSNC Briefing 052/18: Quality Payments – How to achieve the Healthy Living Pharmacy quality criterion provides information in the ‘How to meet this quality criterion’ section on page 3, on the process contractors will need to follow if they need to re-accredit their pharmacy as an HLP Level 1.

If contractors need to re-accredit or are planning to become an HLP Level 1 for the February 2019 review point, we would encourage contractors to get started as soon as possible. This is to ensure they have adequate time to meet all the criteria required to re-accredit/become an HLP Level 1 and to register on the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) register as an HLP Level 1 (registration on the RSPH register is just for pharmacies that are becoming an HLP Level 1 for the first time; if contractors are re-accrediting they do not need to register or re-register) before the review point.

PSNC has created a wide range of resources to assist contractors with achieving HLP Level 1; these include full guidance on how to become an HLP, checklists and flow charts and an HLP workbook. Visit the HLP page for these and many more resources.

 

*For the February 2019 review point, there are two parts to the HLP quality criterion that contractors need to meet to be able to claim for this criterion. The first part is that on the day of the review, the pharmacy is an HLP Level 1 and the second part is that on the day of the review, 80% of staff working at the pharmacy (including pharmacy professionals) that provide healthcare advice to the public have successfully completed the CPPE children’s oral health training assessment.



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