Pharmacy quality scheme

A community pharmacy quality payments scheme (QPS), which forms part of the community pharmacy contractual framework (CPCF), was introduced in December 2016. The QPS was designed to reward community pharmacies for delivering quality criteria in all three of the quality dimensions: clinical effectiveness, patient safety and patient experience.

Pharmacy quality scheme 2023/24

Building on the success of the previous schemes, NHS England has worked with stakeholders to develop the Pharmacy quality scheme (PQS) 2023/24.

Details are also published in the drug tariff on the Business Service Authority website.

NHS England resources:

Further external resources: