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QUALITY PAYMENTS 2018/19


QUALITY PAYMENTS


A Quality Payments Scheme, which forms part of the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework, was introduced from 1st December 2016. The original version of the scheme ran until 31st March 2018 and a total of £75 million was paid to community pharmacies for meeting the specified quality criteria.

The scheme was extended in March 2018 for the first six months of 2018/19, as part of interim arrangements prior to substantive negotiations for 2018/19 being undertaken. The extended Scheme had a review point in June 2018 and funding of £37.5 million.

In September 2018, a new Quality Payments Scheme was announced for the remainder of the 2018/19 financial year. The new scheme has funding of £37.5 million and a review point in February 2019.  (Source: PSNC)

Further information about Quality Payments can be found on the PSNC website HERE.


RESOURCES


Quality Payments Presentation by Alastair Buxton of PSNC


You can download this presentation in PDF format HERE.
There’s also a Quality Payments webinar published by PSNC, which can be accessed HERE – you’ll need to sign in or register to view it.

GUIDANCE FROM THE LPC

The LPC has compiled a set of communications to help you navigate the 2018/19 Quality Payments system.  These have been emailed to the pharmacies directly. Please find copies of these Briefings below for your reference.


QPS Briefing #1 (The Basics)

QPS Briefing #2 (Gateway Criteria)

QPS Briefing #3 (Quality Points)

QPS Suggested Timeline

QP FEBRUARY 2019 REVIEW POINT

The next NHS England QPS review is from 5th November 2018 and will run until 15th February 2019.  Please note, if pharmacies complete a review before 5th November 2018, then you will need to return to Profile Updater to complete another check before 15thFebruary 2019.


DoS Profile Updater

Dos Profile Updater Guidance

DoS Profile Updater queries
exeter.helpdesk@nhs.net
0300 303 4034

Pharmacy Quality Payments Scheme
england.communitypharmacy@nhs.net

NHS ENGLAND GUIDANCE


NHS England has published new guidance for the February 2019 review point.  This document should be read in conjunction with NHSE’s previously published documents linked below:


NHSE Quality Payments Guidance for the February 2019 Review Point (November 2018)

NHSE Pharmacy Quality Payments Gateway Criteria Guidance (December 2016)

NHSE Pharmacy Quality Payments Quality Criteria Guidance (February 2017)

TRAINING


In addition to the PSNC resources on this page, there’s also a Quality Payments training course available by Virtual Outcomes.

You can access it by signing in with your pharmacy F-code HERE:


USEFUL LINKS AND DOCUMENTS

PSNC Briefing: Summary of the second Quality Payment Scheme 2018/19

PSNC Briefing: Quality Payments 2018/19 – How to achieve the Healthy Living Pharmacy quality criterion

PSNC Briefing: Quality Payments 2018/19 – How to become a Dementia Friend

NHS Business Services Authority: Community Pharmacy Quality Payments Scheme

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