PQS 2020/21 Part 1

Scheme requirements

To meet the requirements of the Part 1 scheme, contractors need to complete all 14 actions set out in the checklist below, all of which relate to the response to the pandemic; many contractors will already have undertaken most if not all of the actions in the checklist over the last few months.

Download the Part 1 2020/21 PQS Checklist

PSNC has published the following support materials for contractors:

National Pharmacy Association (NPA) resources (Member login required) are also available to support.

Funding and claims

The funding made available for the scheme is £18.75m and all contractors meeting the requirements can claim a payment of £1,630 via the NHSBSA’s Manage Your Service (MYS) portal.

Claims via MYS can be made until 23:59 on 29th January 2021. Payments will be made by the NHSBSA in line with the following schedule:

Claim dates Payment Date
14th July 2020 to 5th August 2020 1st September 2020
6th August 2020 to 5th September 2020 1st October 2020
6th September 2020 to 5th October 2020 30th October 2020
6th October 2020 to 5th November 2020 1st December 2020
6th November 2020 to 5th December 2020 31st December 2020
6th December 2020 to 5th January 2020 1st February 2021
6th January 2020 to 29th January 2020 1st March 2021

Any residual funding not paid to contractors within the Part 1 scheme will be distributed as part of payments in the Part 2 2020/21 scheme. Payments will be made by the NHSBSA as soon as possible after a claim has been submitted, with, for example, any claims submitted by 5th August 2020 being paid on 1st September 2020.


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