Pharmacy Quality Scheme

The Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS) forms part of the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF).

It supports delivery of the NHS Long Term Plan and rewards community pharmacy contractors that achieve quality criteria in the three domains of healthcare quality: clinical effectiveness, patient safety and patient experience.

PSNC have developed a range of resources to assist contractors with PQS requirements here.

PQS guidance and learning for 2021/22 

If you choose to sign up for all domains, an amount of learning is required.  To assist with completion of this learning we have summarised the requirements in a table which can be accessed here.  The summary table includes indicative timings and links to CPPE training resources.  We recommend considering the timing of the learning carefully; for example early completion of the CPPE inhaler technique training will allow more time for completion of inhaler technique checks and  ‘catch-up’ NMS as part of the respiratory domain.