Please note, the declaration period for claiming for a Quality Payment for the February 2019 review point (15th February 2019) has now closed. Contractors who did not make their declaration by 11.59pm on Friday 1st March 2019 have missed the deadline and will therefore not be paid a Quality Payment.A decision has not yet been made on the future of the Quality Payments Scheme; this will be discussed in the forthcoming negotiations with NHS England and the Department of Health and Social Care. 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. Changes to the Scheme are summarised in PSNC Briefing 051/18: A summary of the second Quality Payments Scheme 2018/19.
PSNC on-demand Webinar:
Click the link to watch the on-demand version of the Quality Payments webinar: https://psnc.org.uk/our-news/quality-payments-webinar-now-available-on-demand/
For more information on the following please click here to visit the PSNC Quality Payment page:
Claiming Quality Payments
Validation and verification of claims
Declaration data for previous review points
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