Pharmacy Quality Payments Scheme

Pharmacy Quality Payments – Guidance for the June 2018 Declaration – provides information to contractors on how to claim quality payments and demonstrate that they meet any of the eight quality payment criteria for the June 2018 declaration.

View the Pharmacy Quality Payments – Guidance

To note: The NHS BSA declaration website will open for declarations for the 29 June 2018 review date on Monday 11 June 2018 at 09:00 and will close on Friday 13 July 2018 at 23:59.

There are approximately 11,700 pharmacies in England. Since April 2017, over 90 per cent of pharmacies – 11,410 pharmacies – have taken part in this pharmacy quality scheme.

The scheme sets the community pharmacy sector development targets including:

  • More effective treatment of asthma – referring asthma patients who have been dispensed too many short-acting reliever inhalers without any preventer inhaler for an asthma review.
  • Better care for people with dementia – as part of the drive to ensure 80 per cent of all pharmacy staff working in patient-facing roles take part in the Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends scheme.
  • Increased support for healthy living – so there is a Royal Society of Public Health trained health champion in every one of the 9,474 Level 1 Healthy Living Pharmacies across England.

Three guidance documents have been produced to support pharmacy contractors with the Quality Payments Scheme:

The guidance to support contractors with the November declaration has been removed from this webpage as it has been superseded, if you would like a copy of this please email