Pharmacy Quality Scheme – Primary Care Networks

Pharmacy Quality Scheme – Primary Care Networks

Community pharmacy contractors passing the gateway criteria will receive a payment for the Pharmacy Quality Scheme if they meet one or more of the quality criteria bundles. The Primary Care Networks bundle consists of one quality criterion, which is:

‘Demonstrate that pharmacies in a PCN area have agreed a collaborative approach to engaging with their PCN, including agreement on a single channel of communication, e.g. by appointing a lead representative for all community pharmacies in the PCN footprint to engage in discussions with the PCN’.

NHS England and NHS Improvement guidance

How to achieve this quality criterion

PSNC has published two Briefings to support community pharmacy contractors and LPCs on working together to enable contractors to meet the PCN domain of the PQS:


FAQs on the Pharmacy Quality Scheme can be found on the Pharmacy Quality Scheme – FAQs page.

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