Pharmacy Quality Scheme – Archive

Pharmacy Quality Scheme – Archive

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

Please note: Where contractors claimed a quality payment for the PQS 2019/20, the payment claimed for will be reconciled with any Aspiration payment already made to the contractor. Any payment due will be paid to contractors on 1st April 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



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