Community pharmacy contractors that wish to take part in the Quality Payments Scheme must:
On behalf of the contractors that we represent, the LPC places great emphasis on developing the role of Community Pharmacy as a member of the Primary Healthcare Team and actively encourages participation in research to contribute to the growing evidence base that supports the ever-increasing involvement in professional services.
Contractors are reminded that the deadline to apply to be considered for the Pharmacy Access Scheme (PhAS) comes to an end on 28th February.
Recent reports that NHSE has not yet granted any application for inclusion should not deter any contractor who genuinly feels that they should have been included in the PhAS from applying and we urge ayone who has put off submitting an application for review to do so as soon as possible.
As you are aware a new Pharmacy Quality Payments scheme was announced in October 2016. The Quality Payments Scheme rewards community pharmacies for delivering quality criteria in three quality dimensions: Clinical Effectiveness, Patient Safety and Patient Experience.
The details of the Quality Payments Scheme are outlined in the Drug Tariff which can be accessed at http://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/PrescriptionServices/4940.aspx
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