Pharmacy Quality Scheme

In October 2019, as part of the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF), a new Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS) will be introduced, that will reward community pharmacies for delivering quality criteria in all three of the quality dimensions: Clinical Effectiveness, Patient Safety and Patient Experience.

This new scheme and its associated guidance will replace previous Quality Payment Scheme (QPS) guidance, which has been removed from the NHS England and NHS Improvement Website.  If you would like copies of these, please send a request to

NHS England and NHS Improvement is working with stakeholders to produce guidance to support contractors to take part in the scheme. The guidance will be published in due course.