Pharmacy Quality Scheme – Archive

Published on: 23rd July 2019 | Updated on: 20th July 2022

This page contains archive information on the previous Pharmacy Quality Schemes (also previously described as the Quality Payments Scheme).



Pharmacy Quality Scheme 2021/22

NHS England and NHS Improvement guidance on the 2021/22 PQS

PSNC guidance and resources:

Pharmacy Quality Scheme 2021/22 former website content
This document contains all the former PSNC website content relating to the PQS 2021/22.

On-demand version of the 2021/22 PQS webinar
During the on-demand version of the webinar, viewers are guided through the gateway criteria and domain requirements for the 2021/22 PQS.

PSNC Briefing 024/21 Reducing the climate change impact of inhalers: environmentally safe disposal – can be used as a training resource to meet the requirement for all patient-facing pharmacy staff to have been trained on the reasons why used, unwanted and expired inhalers should be returned to the pharmacy for safe disposal and the adverse effects on the environment when inhalers are disposed of in domestic waste

PSNC Briefing 025/21: Pharmacy Quality Scheme – Summary of the training requirements for the 2021/22 Scheme – this provides a summary of the training requirements which are included in the 2021/22 Pharmacy Quality Scheme.

PSNC Briefing 039/21: Pharmacy Quality Scheme – Asthma referrals – This PSNC Briefing provides contractors with guidance on meeting the Personalised asthma action plans and promoting spacer device use in children prescribed pressurised metered dose inhalers (pMDIs) criterion, which is part of the Respiratory domain.

PSNC Briefing 040/21: Briefing for general practice teams – changes to the NHS community pharmacy contract in 2021/22 – this  provides information for general practice teams on the changes to the community pharmacy contract in 2021/22, including the revised Pharmacy Quality Scheme.

PSNC Briefing 046/21: Pharmacy Quality Scheme 2021/22 Action and Evidence Portfolio Workbook – this Workbook contains questions (based on what contractors are required to declare) for pharmacy teams to answer to see if they are meeting the requirements of the Gateway/Domains. The Workbook also provides contractors with examples of suggested evidence that they can use to confirm they have the necessary evidence ready to make their PQS declaration.

PSNC Briefing 002/22: Pharmacy Quality Scheme – Important dates for the diary (v2) – This PSNC Briefing provides an updated list of the important dates for the 2021/22 PQS following the announcement about the extension to the Scheme and the date changes to the declaration period.

PCN guidance and resources
Guidance and resources to support LPCs and community pharmacy teams to get involved in Primary Care Networks (PCNs), including undertaking the requirements of the PCN Domain in the 2021/22 Pharmacy Quality Scheme.

Other resources

The links below are to Zip files which contain the standalone resource documents, previously available on the PSNC website, related to various elements of the scheme.

Action plan

Antibiotic checklist

Anticoagulant audit

Data collection form

Patient safety report

Respiratory

Risk review

Training

Webinar slide deck

Pharmacy Quality Scheme 2020/21 Part 2

NHS England and NHS Improvement guidance on the Part 2 PQS

PSNC guidance and resources:

Pharmacy Quality Scheme Part 2 2020/21 former website content
This document contains all the former PSNC website content relating to the PQS 2020/21 Part 2.

PSNC’s digital guide to the Pharmacy Quality Scheme Part 2 2020/21
The below PSNC Digital Guide provided an introduction to the requirements and what contractors needed to do to be able to complete the necessary actions and claim payments.

Presentation slides used in the Part 2 PQS 2020/21 digital guide for contractors

PCN guidance and resources
Guidance and resources to support LPCs and community pharmacy teams to get involved in Primary Care Networks (PCNs), including undertaking the requirements of the PCN Domains in the Part 2 Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS) 2020/21.

The links below are to Zip files which contain the standalone resource documents, previously available on the PSNC website, related to various elements of the scheme.

Action plan

Risk review

Training record sheet

Weight management

PSNC Briefing 041/20: Part 2 2020-21 Pharmacy Quality Scheme – Evidence Checklist

Other resources/weblinks:

CPPE PQS webpage

Health Education England e-Learning for Health

NHSBSA PQS Part 2 declaration document (Word)

Pharmacy Quality Scheme 2020/21 Part 1

Following the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, PSNC agreed the requirements for a new Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS) for 2020/21 with the Department of Health and Social Care and NHS England and NHS Improvement.

The scheme had two parts, the first of which was announced on 13th July 2020. The focus of the Part 1 scheme was ensuring community pharmacy contractors and their teams had put in place all reasonable measures to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, protecting both themselves and the people using their services.

The scheme was also a Gateway requirement for the Part 2 scheme.

Drug Tariff Part VIIA Pharmacy Quality Scheme Part 1

PSNC guidance and resources:

Pharmacy Quality Scheme Part 1 2020/21 former website content
This document contains all the former PSNC website content relating to the PQS 2020/21 Part 1.

PSNC’s digital guide to the Pharmacy Quality Scheme Part 1 2020/21
The below PSNC Digital Guide provided a 10 minute guide to the requirements and what contractors needed to do to be able to complete the necessary actions and claim payment.

Presentation slides used in the Part 1 PQS 2020/21 digital guide for contractors

The link below is to a Zip file which contains the standalone resource documents, previously available on the PSNC website, related to training elements of the scheme:

Training record sheet

PSNC Briefing 024/20: Pharmacy Quality Scheme – Essential Criteria Checklist for COVID-19 – Evidence checklist (July 2020)

Pharmacy Quality Scheme 2019/20

NHS England and NHS Improvement guidance:
NHS England and NHS Improvement PQS 2019/20 guidance

PSNC guidance and resources:

PSNC Briefing 004/20: Pharmacy Quality Scheme – Completing your declaration (January 2020)

PSNC Briefing 041/19: The Pharmacy Quality Scheme 2019/20

PSNC Briefing 059/19: Pharmacy Quality Scheme – PSNC resources

PSNC Briefing 060/19: Pharmacy Quality Scheme – Evidence checklist

Pharmacy Quality Scheme 2019/20 former website content
This document contains all the former PSNC website content relating to the 2019/20 PQS.

The links below are to Zip files which contain the standalone resource documents, previously available on the PSNC website, related to various elements of the scheme.

Asthma

Dementia

Diabetes

Medicines safety audits

Sugar Sweetened Beverages

PSNC presentation on the 2019/20 PQS
This presentation, based on the recent Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS) webinar, can be used by LPCs who wish to provide additional training to community pharmacy contractors and pharmacy teams on the PQS. A PDF of the presentation is also available.

Previous Quality Payment Schemes

NHSBSA declaration data

The NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) has published the declaration data for the April and November 2017 and June 2018 review points of the Quality Payments Scheme:

View the NHSBSA declaration data

The data provides a breakdown of the number of contractors who declared that they met the gateway criteria and the number of contractors who declared they met the individual quality criteria.

February 2019 declaration data including LPC area

PSNC has processed the above publicly available data to make this more useful for LPCs:

View the NHSBSA declaration data for the February 2019 review point by LPC area

June 2018 declaration data including LPC area

PSNC has processed the above publicly available data to make this more useful for LPCs:

View the NHSBSA declaration data for the June 2018 review point by LPC area

November 2017 declaration data including LPC area

PSNC has processed the above publicly available data to make this more useful for LPCs:

View the NHSBSA declaration data for the November 2017 review point by LPC area

April 2017 declaration data including LPC area

PSNC has processed the above publicly available data to make this more useful for LPCs:

View the NHSBSA declaration data for the April 2017 review point by LPC area

Accompanying documents from NHS England

To accompany the NHSBSA data, NHS England has published an infographic which highlights the headline figures from the declaration data as well as a presentation, which provides further information on the Quality Payments Scheme.

View NHS England’s infographics

For more information on this topic please email info@psnc.org.uk

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