Claiming Payments & validation of the gateway criteria

Community pharmacy contractors will be able to claim an early and advanced ‘Aspiration payment‘ of up to 70% of their earning under the PQS 2019/20 (if they participated in the QPS in 2018/19), subject to meeting gateway criteria. This declaration will need to be undertaken by the end of October 2019, with the aspiration payment being made by the end of November 2019.

Contractors will then be able to make a declaration for a payment (based on the criteria they have actually met) for the  February 2020 review point between a defined time period (the time period has not been confirmed yet).

As for previous declarations, contractors wishing to claim a PQS payment will be required to submit their declaration online to the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA); however, for the February 2020 review point, contractors will only be able to claim for a payment via one route, by using the Manage Your Service (MYS) application (contractors will not be able to use Snap Survey as per previous review points to make a declaration).