Pharmacy Quality Scheme for the first part of 2020/21 announced

July 16, 2020

A new Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS) for the first part of 2020/21 has been announced. The focus of the scheme is ensuring community pharmacy contractors and their teams have put in place all reasonable measures to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, protecting both themselves and the people using their services.

This scheme and the second part of PQS in 2020/21, which is being developed for the second half of the year, replace the original 2020/21 scheme that PSNC had agreed with the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I), and which, prior to the start of the pandemic, had been due to commence in April 2020.

There are a number of resources available for Pharmacy Contractors below:

NHS PQS 2020/21 Part 1 Essential Criteria Checklist

PSNC Briefing 024/20: Part 1 2020/21 Pharmacy Quality Scheme – Essential Criteria Checklist for COVID-19 – Evidence checklist

PSNC 10-minute Digital Guide

PQS 2020/21 FAQs

PSNC PQS Staff briefing record sheet

All these resources have been added to the LPC website as well on this new PAGE under the New Contract tab. 

New resources will be added to this page as they become available.






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