Quality Payments: New NHS England guidance published FOR THE NOVEMBER REVIEW POINT.

Quality Payments: New NHS England guidance published FOR THE NOVEMBER REVIEW POINT.

October 8, 2017

NHS England has published NEW GUIDANCE on the Quality Payments Scheme for the November review point.

The new guidance, should be read in conjunction with NHS England’s gateway criteria guidance issued in December 2016 and the quality criteria guidance issued in February 2017 to ensure you are fully briefed on the requirements of the Quality Payments Scheme.

All three guidance documents can be found on the NHS England website.

 Some pharmacies/multiples will be managing the Quality Payment Scheme centrally, please do liaise with company managers/head office to find out the company procedure for your pharmacy.

You can access an excellent recorded presenation by PSNC: psnc.org.uk/qualitywebinar   – it provides information on the changes that have been made for the November review point compared to the April review point as well as the key learning points to be aware of ahead of the November review point

The Quality Payments Scheme hub on the PSNC website (psnc.org.uk/quality) has been updated, which includes an extensive list of frequently asked questions about the Scheme. The following two Briefings have also been published:

PSNC Briefing: 074/17: Quality Payments – Checklist for contractors
Contractors and their teams will need to decide how to approach achieving the gateway and quality criteria in a way that works for them. There will be no ‘one size fits all approach’ but PSNC has produced a checklist for contractors to use as they meet the gateway and quality criterion.

PSNC Briefing 075/17: Quality Payments – PSNC resources
This PSNC Briefing provides a list of all the PSNC resources available to community pharmacy contractors to assist them with meeting the gateway and quality criteria for the November review point of the Quality Payments Scheme.

Contractors are encouraged, if not already done so, to sign up to PSNC e-newsletters at psnc.org.uk/enews to ensure further information on the November review point are delivered straight to their Inbox.

 




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