Warwickshire LPC

QUALITY PAYMENTS 2018/19


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.  (Source: PSNC)

Further information about Quality Payments can be found on the PSNC website HERE.


GUIDANCE FROM THE LPC

The LPC has compiled a set of communications to help you navigate the 2018/19 Quality Payments system.  These have been emailed to the pharmacies directly. Please find copies of these Briefings below for your reference.


QPS Briefing #1 (The Basics)

QPS Briefing #2 (Gateway Criteria)

QPS Briefing #3 (Quality Points)

QPS Suggested Timeline

NHS ENGLAND GUIDANCE


NHS England has published new guidance for the February 2019 review point.  This document should be read in conjunction with NHSE’s previously published documents linked below:


NHSE Quality Payments Guidance for the February 2019 Review Point (November 2018)

NHSE Pharmacy Quality Payments Gateway Criteria Guidance (December 2016)

NHSE Pharmacy Quality Payments Quality Criteria Guidance (February 2017)

USEFUL LINKS AND DOCUMENTS

PSNC Briefing: Summary of the second Quality Payment Scheme 2018/19

Quality Payments Evidence Checklist

Completing your Declaration

PSNC Briefing: Quality Payments 2018/19 – How to achieve the Healthy Living Pharmacy quality criterion

PSNC Briefing: Quality Payments 2018/19 – How to become a Dementia Friend

NHS Business Services Authority: Community Pharmacy Quality Payments Scheme

FURTHER RESOURCES (Sub-pages)


Quality Payments Resources

Quality Payments Gateway Criteria

NHSMail

Warranted Environment Specification (WES)

Directory of Services (DOS)

TRAINING


In addition to the resources on this page, there’s also a Quality Payments training course available by Virtual Outcomes.

You can access it by signing in with your pharmacy F-code HERE:


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