Quality Payments Scheme


CPCW Quality Payment Guide – Declaration Date June 2018


What are the Eight Quality Criteria?

Domain Criteria Total points available at June 2018 review point
Patient Safety Written safety report (updated since 24 November 2017 i.e. the last review date where claimed before) at premises level available for inspection at review point, covering analysis of incidents and incident patterns (taken from an ongoing log), evidence of sharing learning locally and nationally, and actions taken in response to national patient safety alerts. 20
Patient Safety On the day of the review 80% of registered pharmacy professionals working at the pharmacy have achieved level 2 safeguarding status for children and vulnerable adults in the last two years. 10
Patient Experience On the day of the review, the results of the Community Pharmacy Patient Questionnaire from the last 12 months is publicly available on the pharmacy’s NHS Choices page or for distance selling pharmacies it is displayed on their website and the NHS Choices service desk has been notified as per the NHS England guidance document, “Pharmacy Quality Payments – Quality Criteria Guidance”. 5
Public Health On the day of the review, the pharmacy is a Healthy Living Pharmacy level 1 (self-assessment). 20
Digital On the day of the review, the pharmacy can demonstrate a total increase in access to Summary Care Records (from Monday 1 May 2017 to Sunday 26 November 2017 compared to Monday 4 December 2017 to Sunday 1 July 2018). Where the pharmacy can demonstrate total access to Summary Care Records of 100 times or more in both time periods (Monday 1 May 2017 to Sunday 26 November 2017 and Monday 4 December 2017 to Sunday 1 July 2018) they will have been deemed to have met this criterion whether there has been an increase or not. 10
Digital On the day of the review, the pharmacy’s NHS 111 Directory of Services entry is up to date. 5
Clinical Effectiveness On the day of the review, the pharmacy can show evidence of asthma patients, for whom more than 6 short acting bronchodilator inhalers were dispensed without any corticosteroid inhaler within a 6 month period, have since 24 November 2017 (i.e. the last review date) been referred to an appropriate health care professional for an asthma review. 20
Workforce On the day of the review, 80% of all pharmacy staff working in patient facing roles are trained ‘Dementia Friends’. 10
Total number of points: 100