Initial information on the Part 2 PQS for 2020/21

An initial outline of requirements for Part 2 of the 2020/21 Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS) has been released.

While PSNC’s work continues with the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I) to finalise the arrangements for the Part 2 scheme, we are now able to provide contractors with an early view of the domains and criteria that will need to be fulfilled to make a declaration in February 2021.

The scheme will formally commence in October 2020 and full details should be included in the September 2020 Drug Tariff. There will be five domains each with its own component criteria to achieve; all criteria in a domain must be completed to be able to claim a payment for that domain.

Read a summary of the criteria