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Quality payments—are you ready?

The 24 November 2017 deadline for submitting your next quality payments claim is approaching.
The NHS BSA website will open on 13 November 2017 for you to begin to make your submissions.
This will close on 8 December 2017.
Below is a useful checklist for you to follow which will guide you through the criteria and make sure you receive the most amount of income for your pharmacy. Depending on the amount you received from your April claim a potential £6400 can be made this time round. Don’t miss out on this income for your pharmacy.
Gateway criteria – These four points must be met before you can achieve any payment:
  • Provision of one advanced service. You must be offering MURs, NMS or registered for NUMSAS.
  • NHS Choices entry. Your pharmacy NHS Choices entry must be up to date.
  • NHSmail. Your pharmacy must have an up and running NHSmail account
  • Ongoing utilisation of EPS. You must be using EPS.
Quality criteria:
  • Patient safety report. A written safety report must be available. This should cover analysis of incidents and incident patterns, evidence of sharing learning locally and nationally and actions taken in response to national patient safety alerts. This criterion can only be claimed for once, so if you claimed in April there is no need to do this again. This is worth £1280 for your pharmacy.
  • Safeguarding. 80% of registered pharmacy professionals working at your pharmacy need to have achieved level two safeguarding status for children and vulnerable adults in the last two years. This criterion can be claimed at either or both review points. This is worth £640 (£320 at each review point) for your pharmacy.
  • CPPQ results. The results of the CPPQ from the last twelve months is available on your NHS Choices page or for distance selling pharmacies it is displayed on your website. This criterion can only be claimed for once. This is worth £320 for your pharmacy.
  • HLP self-assessment. Your pharmacy needs to be HLP level one. This criterion can only be claimed for once. This is worth £1280 for your pharmacy.
  • Use of SCR. You will need to demonstrate a total increase in access to SCR from 3 October 2016 to 30 April 2017 compared to 1 May 2017 to 26 November 2017. If you can demonstrate total access to SCR of 100 times or more in both periods you will have met this criterion. This criterion can be claimed at either or both review points. This is worth £640 (£320 at each review point) for your pharmacy.
  • NHS 111 Directory of Services. Your NHS 111 Directory of Services entry is up to date. This criterion can be claimed at either or both review points. This is worth £320 (£160 at each review point) for your pharmacy.
  • Clinical effectiveness – over use of asthma treatments. You will need to show evidence of asthma patients for whom more than six short acting bronchodilator inhalers were dispensed without any corticosteroid inhaler within a six month period, are referred for a asthma review. This criterion can be claimed at either or both review points. This is worth £1280 (£640 at each review point) for your pharmacy.
  • Dementia Friends. 80% of pharmacy staff in patient facing roles are trained ‘Dementia Friends’ This criterion can be claimed at either or both review points. This is worth£640 (£320 at each review point) for your pharmacy.
If you’d like any additional help or guidance please visit the PSNC website or contact ceo.cam.isl.lpc@gmail.com