Quality Payments 2019

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.

Help and advice for contractors


CPSS pharmacists hold regular call-in-clinics for contractors in Surrey and Surrey. This is a great opportunity for contractors to ask questions, get clarity and be guided through the process.

  • Get in touch if you want to know the date and time of the next call-in-clinic.

PSNC website

PSNC website has a huge amount of information for contractors, including guidance, criteria, payment information and support and advice. It is updated regularly so is always up-to-date.