Reminder: CPAF screening process starts today

The 2022/23 Community Pharmacy Assurance Framework (CPAF) screening questionnaire is now available for completion. It opened this morning (Monday 18th July 2022) and will close at midnight on Wednesday 31st August 2022.

Community pharmacy contractors are reminded that as a result of NHS regulations introduced at the end of 2020, completion of CPAF is now a requirement of the Terms of Service. Therefore, contractors must complete the screening questionnaire and, if required, the full CPAF questionnaire.

Community pharmacies should have already received information and instructions on how to complete the screening questionnaire either via an email from the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) or from their own Head Office. Contractors are advised to contact NHSBSA by emailing nhsbsa.cpaf@nhs.net if they have not received details of the questionnaire, or if they have any problems or queries completing the questionnaire.

More information is available in the news story we published earlier this month, in PSNC Briefing 017/22: CPAF screening process for 2022/23 and on NHSBSA’s website. 

Finally, contractors will be aware that negotiations on the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF) for 2022/23 are underway but are reminded that the Terms of Service including theclinical governance requirements of the CPCFmust be complied with throughout the year.