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Contractor Notice: Havrix Adult Monodose and Junior Monodose suspension for injection in a vial to be discontinued

Following long term stock issues with Havrix Junior Monodose and Adult Monodose vaccine suspension for injection in a vial GSK has announced that both products will be discontinued in the UK from 29th November 2019. GSK say ‘This decision has not been taken due to safety concerns.’ Pack Name List price EAN number Pip Code...

20 hours ago

Identifying carers and care workers eligible for a flu vaccination

Carers and employed care workers who are aged 18 years or over are included in the group of patients eligible for an NHS flu vaccination under the national Flu Vaccination service. It is really important for carers and care workers to get vaccinated as if they were to catch flu and become ill, the welfare...

21 hours ago

CPCS: CPD opportunities

As announced in the 5-year CPCF agreement, NHS England & NHS Improvement and Health Education England (HEE) will use funding from the Pharmacy Integration Fund to commission continuing professional development sessions for pharmacists related to the Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS). This training will build on the CPD already delivered in some of the DMIRS...

23 hours ago

Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS)


The Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS)  is the new name for the Quality Payments Scheme, which forms part of the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF).   

In July 2019, a new PQS was announced for the remainder of 2019/20 as part of the five-year deal for the CPCF. The new scheme has funding of £75 million and a review period in February 2020.


Important PQS Dates for the Diary

Please find the document below PSNC has produced which details the important PQS dates that contractors must work towards to enable qualification of the relevant criteria to ensure maximum payment acheived.

Important PQS 2019/20 Dates for the Diary 



PSNC Key Information

PSNC has information on their website and are producing resources to support community pharmacy contractors with the PQS.   The PQS page on the PSNC website can be found here

A list of Commmunity Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF) Checklists, that include important information around PQS can be found on the PSNC website here

Please ensure you are signed up to PSNC e-newsletters at: psnc.org.uk/enews  to ensure you receive updates on when resources are published.  



Virtual Outcomes e-Learning Modules - Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS)

Do you know what the four Gateway Criteria are for the PQS?  Do you understand all the Quality Criteria Bundles? 

To make it easier to navigate, the Virtual Outcomes training is divided into separate modules allowing you and the team to easily access the information you require to implement the PQS.  

The five modules are: 


1. Overview and Gateway

2. Risk Management

3. Medicines Safety and Quality

4. Prevention

5. Asthma, PCNs and Digital Enablers

More information about the PQS modules can be found in the flyer below:

Pharmacy Quality Scheme e-Learning Modules



Last Updated: 7th November 2019