Surrey and Sussex LPCs announce PQS Help Clinics for contractors struggling with PQS

Surrey and Sussex LPCs announce PQS Help Clinics for contractors struggling with PQS

January 25, 2020

NHS community pharmacy contractors in Surrey and Sussex are invited to book a slot at specially organised call-in-clinics organised by their three local pharmaceutical committees (LPCs).

Clinics will take place over the telephone over the next week to help contractors and support them in the run up to the pharmacy quality scheme (PQS) declaration period opening on 3 February. They are open to anyone including independent, AIMp and CCA contractors.

LPC staff will be on hand to provide information on the four Gateway criteria and other requirements of the pharmacy quality scheme including:

  • New Medicine Service (NMS) and/or the NHS community pharmacy seasonal influenza vaccination service
  • NHSmail from their shared premises specific NHSmail account, which must have at least two live linked accounts
  • NHS website profiles
  • level 2 safeguarding status for children and vulnerable adults
  • Primary Care Networks: Surrey and Sussex LPCs are currently receiving a significant number of enquiries about the information contractors need to complete the primary care network (PCN) domain of the pharmacy quality scheme (PQS). Read more in our PCN special issue 3

Clinic details

Appointments are available to book throughout each of the following days. Book an appointment now:

  • Monday 27 January
  • Tuesday 28 January
  • Wednesday 29 January
  • Thursday 30 January
  • Friday 31 January
  • Monday 3 February

All clinics will last 30 minutes and ideally booked in advance. Book an appointment now


Contractors with queries that won’t take 30 minutes to resolve might like to contact

Send or leave a message, giving as much information about your query as you can.


Sandra Lamont, the LPCs communications and engagement lead, said that this is a busy time for their LPC staff and that contractors should prepare for their call in advance in case they need to leave message, or email, if telephone lines are busy.

Sandra also urged colleagues to consider using this evidence checklist from PSNC to help prepare their PQS submission. “It’s very good” she said.

Book a clinic appointment now


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