CPCF Checklist

Monday 28th October 2019

PSNC is working to provide as much information and as many resources as possible to help community pharmacy teams to understand the details of the new Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF) agreement as they are finalised in the ongoing negotiations.

This email is one of a series of recommended actions for community pharmacy contractors to help you to get ready for the introduction of all elements of the five-year CPCF. There is a lot to do and details will be coming out in stages, so this email series will help guide you through the process and highlight all of the resources and support available to you.

23. PQS: Check the weekly NHS Digital SCR report to see if you’ve met the SCR quality criterion

Community pharmacy contractors can now check if they have met the Summary Care Record (SCR) quality criterion of the Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS). NHS Digital publishes a weekly spreadsheet of SCR viewing figures for community pharmacy and contractors can also access a data visualisation tool to view their SCR viewing figures on a graph on a week-by-week basis.

View the weekly spreadsheet and data visualisation tool

In order to meet the SCR quality criterion, contractors must demonstrate access to the SCR between 00:00 on 1st October 2019 and the day of their declaration (contractors must make a declaration between 9am on 3rd February 2020 and 11.59pm on 28th February 2020).

Since the spreadsheet shows weekly data (from Monday to Sunday) a separate spreadsheet is also now available on the NHS Digital website to show which contractors accessed the SCR from Tuesday 1st October to Sunday 6th October 2019 (excluding Monday 30th September 2019). PSNC has combined this data with the weekly data to make this easier for contractors to view.

View PSNC’s amended weekly spreadsheet (SCR accesses from 1st October 2019)

The NHS Digital weekly spreadsheet of SCR viewing figures will be updated each week on a Thursday; access will not show immediately on the weekly spreadsheet as it shows the previous week’s data (from Monday-Sunday).

Contractors are advised to confirm that any SCR access on or after 1st October 2019 have been recorded in the weekly spreadsheet of SCR viewing figures and keep a screenshot of this for validation purposes.

If a contractor believes that they have accessed the SCR and it is not included in the published data, they should contact scrpharmacy@nhs.net.

Find out more about the SCR quality criterion


Digital CPCF Roadshow on-demand
A recording of PSNC's recent digital roadshow on the five-year Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF) is now available to view. The roadshow explores what the future holds for pharmacy and should help contractors and their teams to start to prepare themselves for that. Watch it now: psnc.org.uk/digitalroadshow

Previous editions of this email series can be found in our CPCF hub: psnc.org.uk/5yearCPCF

Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee

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