Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS) Main Page

The Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS)  is the new name for the Quality Payments Scheme, which forms part of the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF).

In July 2019, a new PQS was announced for the remainder of 2019/20 as part of the five-year deal for the CPCF. The new scheme has funding of £75 million and a review period in February 2020.

Changes to the PQS are summarised in PSNC Briefing 041/19: The Pharmacy Quality Scheme 2019/20 (September 2019).

PSNC is currently updating its resources and producing new resources to support community pharmacy contractors with the PQS. We will highlight these to contractors through our normal communication channels. Please ensure you are signed up to PSNC e-newsletters at:  to ensure you receive updates on when resources are published.

Please click here to visit PSNC for more information on the following:

  • Guidance documents
  • Important PQS dates for the diary
  • Gateway criteria
  • Quality criteria
  • Claiming payments and validation of the gateway criteria
  • Aspiration payment
  • Registering for the Manage Your Service (MYS) application
  • Payment information
  • PharmOutcomes support
  • CPPE support
  • Declaration data for previous review points
  • FAQs