PQS 2020/21 Part 2

Part 2 of the 2020/21 PQS scheme, formally commences on 1st October 2020, but contractors can start work on the domains they wish to undertake as soon as they wish. This second part also focuses on the response to and the recovery from the pandemic. As we settle towards a new normal where COVID-19 remains in circulation, the PQS has been developed to incentivise quality improvement in areas that support the COVID-19 response by including criteria that improve patient safety and outcomes.

PQS 2020/21 Part 2

Completion of and claiming for the Part 1 scheme is a Gateway requirement for the Part 2 scheme.

NHS England and NHS Improvement guidance on the Part 2 PQS

PSNC introductory digital guide to the Part 2 scheme

CPPE PQS webpage

PCN guidance and resources


Training record sheet (Microsoft Word) to capture staff that have completed training.

Training record sheet (PDF)

Action plan template (Microsoft Word) to support the creation of any action plans required to meet the requirements of any PQS criteria.

Action plan template (PDF)

To qualify for a PQS Part 2 payment, contractors will have to complete all the requirements within the PQS Part 1 Essential Criteria Checklist and then submit a declaration on the Manage Your Service (MYS) portal by 23:59 on 29th January 2021.

Find out more about the PQS 2020/21 Part 1 scheme

Contractors meeting the gateway criterion will only receive a payment if they meet the requirements of one or more of the domains listed below