NHS 111 Directory of Services (DoS)

One of the QPS criteria is the requirement for contractors to check that the NHS111 Directory of Services (DoS) is up to date at the review point. You can now do this by following the link below:

website: https://www.england.nhs.uk/commissioning/primary-care-comm/pharmacy/framework-1618/pqp/ 

You will need to make a note of any inaccuracies and complete the survey form.  This will then inform the local NHS 111 DoS Lead if there are any inaccuracies in your 111 DoS profile(s). 

Once you have done this you will receive a confirmation email as evidence that this Quality Payment criterion has been met. 

You will then be able to use this evidence when the QPS portal opens from 10th April.

Quality Payment Scheme Healthy Living Pharmacy criteria: urgent action may be required

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We are aware that many contractors have now completed the QPS gateway criteria and those criteria with two data capture points, and are keen to get on with the other criteria. In particular we are receiving a lot of queries about the Healthy Living Pharmacy L1 self-assessment criteria.

For those who have not previously achieved the Healthy Living Pharmacy criteria. Funding available for training but urgent action required.

We have received a small training grant from Health Education England to support pharmacies who wish to achieve the Healthy Living Pharmacy L1 self assessment criteria.

Updates contracts must do and NHSE contacts

Image result for DEADLINES   Don't forget there are some key contract deadlines coming up.  

See here for the revised version of our reporting schedule, with essential contact details and additional links to QPS                                                                                                                                    

Quality Payments and NUMSAS Updates


You may have seen that NHS England have published further guidance on the Quality Payment Scheme (QPS) this week. We have read this briefly and will review in more detail in the next couple of days, and provide a more detailed "how to" briefing . Meanwhile key things to note are:

Data submission

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