PQS: HLP update – extension to reassessment of competency period

PQS: HLP update – extension to reassessment of competency period

October 4, 2019

The Pharmacy and Public Health Forum (PPHF) has issued a statement recommending that the time period for a community pharmacy contractor to reassess their pharmacy against the Healthy Living Pharmacy (HLP) Level 1 quality criteria should be extended from every two years to every three years. The PPHF has also recommended that those who have been accredited locally, should also have their accreditation extended to three years.

This means that if contractors wish to claim for the HLP quality criterion of the Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS), there are now three ways that contractors can demonstrate meeting the HLP quality criterion:

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