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.
CPCF Checklist 31. PQS: Declarations can now be submitted
Community pharmacy contractors are now able to make a declaration for a Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS) payment for the 2019/20 Scheme.
Contractors must use the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) Manage Your Service portal to make their PQS declaration between 9am on 3rd February 2020 and 11.59pm on 28th February 2020.
On the day of making their declaration, contractors will be required to declare that they meet the four gateway criteria and that they meet the domains they are claiming payment for (except if they plan to meet the Sugar Sweetened Beverages quality criterion by 31st March 2020).
PSNC Briefing 004/20: Pharmacy Quality Scheme – Completing your declaration provides further information on how to make a declaration and the validation process for the gateway criteria; contractors are strongly encouraged to read this.
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