Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS)

Outcomes from Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS) 2021/22

Please see the documents below summarising the outcomes of the 2021/22 PQS delivered by pharmacies across West Yorkshire.

Outcomes of the PQS 2021/22 Briefing

Outcomes of the PQS 2021/22 Infographic

 

Pharmacy Quality Scheme 2022/23

Guidance relating to the PQS 2022/23 is now available via the PSNC website here: https://psnc.org.uk/services-commissioning/pharmacy-quality-scheme/.

VirtualOutcomes has just released a new e-Learning module on the PQS 2022/23.  See further details here.

NPA guidance on the PQS 2022/23 is now available to NPA members via – https://www.npa.co.uk/information-and-guidance/pharmacy-quality-scheme-pqs-2022-23-starts-10-october-2022/.

 

Local Information for PQS 2022/23

The table below provides links taking you to relevant pages and articles within the CPWY website and external websites, providing local and relevant information required for the completion of the PQS 2022/23 Gateway and Domain Criteria.

 

PQS Gateway or Domain  Support For Domain Criteria Follow the Link Here
Gateway Criteria – New Medicines Service (NMS) To check your current total NMS submitted to NHSBSA visit the NHSBSA website here: https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/provider-assurance-pharmaceutical-services/pharmacy-quality-scheme-pqs
For information supporting the delivery of NMS (including template GP Referral Letters) see here: https://www.cpwy.org/pharmacy-contracts-services/advanced-services/new-medicine-service-nms/
Domain 1 – Risk Management and Safeguarding The Minor Illness Resources Hub provides information to support community pharmacy teams in managing minor illness. This includes identifying any red flag symptoms. https://www.cpwy.org/pharmacy-contracts-services/essential-services/self-care/
Additional information on Safeguarding Policies at West Yorkshire and Place levels can be accessed here: https://www.cpwy.org/pharmacy-contracts-services/essential-services/clinical-governance/#Safeguarding
Domain 1 – Risk Management and Safeguarding Domestic Abuse – signposting information linked to Domestic Abuse and Ask for Ani can be accessed here: Bradford – https://www.cpwy.org/pharmacy-contracts-services/essential-services/signposting/#BSP
Leeds – https://www.cpwy.org/pharmacy-contracts-services/essential-services/signposting/#LAFA
Kirklees – Information to follow
Calderdale – Information to follow
Wakefield https://www.cpwy.org/pharmacy-contracts-services/essential-services/signposting/#WAFA
Domain 2 – Respiratory The Inhaler Check-up Service commissioned in Leeds and a selected area of Bradford (Community Partnership 5) aims to improve patients’ ability to manage their own asthma and/or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) through improving inhaler technique. https://www.cpwy.org/pharmacy-contracts-services/local-services-enhanced/respiratory-inhaler-check-up-service/
Domain 3 – Healthy Living
Support – Weight Management
The NHS England PQS Guidance states that: “Community pharmacies should work collaboratively with their local GPs taking part in the GP Weight Management Enhanced Service”. The Vast Majority of GP practices across West Yorkshire are participating in the GP Weight Management Enhanced Service. More information about the service is available at: https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/B1416-Weight-Management-ES-spec-2022-23_March-2022.pdf
Domain 3 – Healthy Living
Support – Weight Management
Information about Local Tier 2 Weight Management Services can be access here: Bradfordhttps://www.cpwy.org/pharmacy-contracts-services/essential-services/signposting/#BWM
Calderdalehttps://www.cpwy.org/pharmacy-contracts-services/essential-services/signposting/#CWM
Kirklees –  https://www.cpwy.org/pharmacy-contracts-services/essential-services/signposting/#KWM
Leedshttps://www.cpwy.org/pharmacy-contracts-services/essential-services/signposting/#LWM
Wakefieldhttps://www.cpwy.org/pharmacy-contracts-services/essential-services/signposting/#WWM
Domain 3 – Healthy Living
Support – Weight Management
Information about Local Exercise Groups and Support can be accessed here: Bradfordhttps://mylivingwell.co.uk/physical-activity/move-more-get-active-in-your-community
Calderdalehttps://www.cpwy.org/pharmacy-contracts-services/essential-services/signposting/#CPA
Kirklees https://kirkleeswellnessservice.co.uk/find-your-local-support/service-directory/?p-so=16&p-s=
Leeds https://oneyouleeds.co.uk/move-more/
Wakefield https://www.wakefield.gov.uk/sport-health-and-leisure
Domain 3 – Healthy Living
Support – Weight Management
Information about the Locally Commissioned Weight Management Service – Wakefield can be accessed here: https://www.cpwy.org/pharmacy-contracts-services/local-services-enhanced/weight-management-service/
Domain 4 – Prevention – Antimicrobial Stewardship For information regarding the West Yorkshire Antibiotic Formulary see here: https://www.cpwy.org/pharmacy-contracts-services/essential-services/dispensing/#APC
Domain 5 – Addressing
Unwarranted
Variation in Care- Palliative Care
For information regarding the West Yorkshire Palliative Care Service see here:

 

A list of pharmacies participating in the scheme is sent out by NHSE before each Bank Holiday. Contractors can also use the NHS Service Finder to identify which pharmacies provide the Palliative Care Service.

 

Further information about the NHS Service Finder is available via the PSNC website.

Palliative Care Service https://www.cpwy.org/pharmacy-contracts-services/local-services-enhanced/palliative-care/

 

NHS Service Finder https://digital.nhs.uk/services/nhs-service-finder

 

PSNC website NHS Service Finder information https://psnc.org.uk/digital-and-technology/databases-of-pharmacies-and-services/nhs-service-finder-nhs-sf/

 

 

Last Updated: 19th October 2022