Month: November 2019

Appointing A Pharmacy PCN Lead

As part of the pharmacy contract, the government wants community pharmacies to work closely with Primary Care Networks (PCNs). Now, as a result, they have included it as part of the Pharmacist Quality Scheme. However, if pharmacies want to receive payment, they need to work with other community pharmacies and appoint a Pharmacy PCN lead… Read more »

Primary Care Networks: Everything You Need To Know

The NHS Long term plan was published in January 2019 and included the formation of Primary Care Networks (PCN’s). This is  GP Practices joining together and forming primary care networks. Such groups of neighbouring practices will typically consist of 30,000 to 50,000 people. Since July 1st there are already 1,259 PCNs covering all the patients… Read more »

Pharmacy Quality Scheme Overview

In December 2016, a Community Pharmacy Quality Payments Scheme (QPS) was introduced which forms part of the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF). Then, July 2019 saw a new Pharmacy Quality Scheme announced for the remainder of 2019/20. This was part of the five-year deal CPCF with funding of £75 million.   The Pharmacy Quality Scheme… Read more »