The declaration window for the Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS) 2022/23 is now open. Community pharmacy contractors can make a claim for a PQS payment up until 11.59pm on Friday 3rd March 2023 through the MYS portal. Contractors must have evidence to demonstrate meeting the gateway criteria and the domains that they have claimed for by the end [...]
The NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) has published a spreadsheet showing which community pharmacy contractors have submitted data for their antibiotic review as part of the Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS) 2022/23. On the spreadsheet, contractors have been allocated a colour: Green: These contractors have added data for 30 patients and have submitted their data. No [...]
An evaluation of the 2018/19 and 2019/20 non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS) audits has been published in the British Medical Journal Open Quality. The evaluation shows that community pharmacy teams spoke to over 165,000 patients during the two audit periods and referred more than 15,000 patients at risk of preventable harm from [...]
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Community pharmacy contractors are now able to update NHS Profile Manager if they routinely hold the 16 palliative and end of life care (PEoLC) medicines listed in the Drug Tariff and can support local access to parenteral haloperidol. This requirement is a criterion in the ‘Addressing unwarranted variation in care’ domain of the 2022/23 Pharmacy [...]
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The NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) has published the questions which will be included in the 2022/23 Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS) declaration so community pharmacy contractors can view these ahead of making their declaration. The questions are available on the NHSBSA PQS hub page; contractors should scroll down to the ‘Declaration questions’ section where they can [...]