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Pharmacy Quality Scheme – Essential Criteria Checklist


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Pharmacy Quality Scheme – Essential Criteria Checklist

A new Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS) for 2020/21 has been developed. Part 1 recognises the work many pharmacy contractors have already completed as a result of COVID-19 to ensure a safer environment for all staff and people who visit the pharmacy.

It is an essential criteria checklist which includes a list of actions that must be completed by any contractor wishing to claim a payment of £1,630 for PQS 2020/21 part 1. Claims can be made via the NHS Business Services Authority (NHS BSA) Manage Your Service website and contractors are encouraged to complete this as soon as possible. Full details of the checklist can be found in the Drug Tariff determination on the NHS BSA website.  Completing part 1 before 29 January 2021 is a prerequisite for claiming part 2 of the PQS which will be announced in September 2020.