Criteria

Points

Influenza Vaccination programme

The contractor must have engaged with the Pharmacy Primary Care Network Lead (Pharmacy PCN Lead) to communicate that they would like to be involved in increasing the uptake of flu vaccination to patients aged 65 and over for the 2021/22 influenza season. All communications between the contractor and Pharmacy PCN Leads must be completed by 31 December 2021.

 

To increase the uptake of flu vaccination to patients aged 65 and over and to drive quality improvement in service delivery, the Pharmacy PCN Lead must:

  • engage with all the community pharmacies in the PCN that wish to be involved, to agree how they will collaborate with each other and discuss how they could collaborate with general practice colleagues; and
  • engage with the PCN Clinical Director to agree how community pharmacies in the PCN will collaborate with general practices.

 

On the day of the declaration, the pharmacy contractor must have demonstrably contributed to the PCN achieving 80.1% or above for flu vaccination to patients aged 65 and over. This can be evidenced by the number of vaccines they have administered to all eligible patients (not just those aged 65 and over) between 1 September 2021 and 31 January 2022, under the community pharmacy seasonal influenza vaccination advanced service, with this number being 30 or greater.

PCN LEAD

Band 1 = 10.50

Band 2 = 16.67

Band 3 = 18.33

Band 4 = 20

Band 5 = 21.67

Band 6 = 23.33

 

NON PCN LEAD

Band 1 = 0.50

Band 2 = 6.67

Band 3 = 8.33

Band 4 = 10

Band 5 = 11.67

Band 6 = 13.33

The points allocation for meeting the Primary Care Networks Domain ranges from 0.50 to 23.33 and will be dependent on your total prescription volume for 2021/2022 and whether you are a PCN lead.  Each point will be worth between £67.75 and £135.50 and so a contractor can earn between £33.88 and £1806.22 for a non-PCN lead and £711.38 and £3161.22 for a PCN lead.

Points will be allocated in accordance with a sliding linear scale starting from 80.1% up to a maximum allocation of points on achievement of 86% or above for the 6 bands as shown below:

 

Band 1

Band 2

Band 3

Band 4

Band 5

Band 6

Point per 0.1 percentage point increase between 80.1% and 86%

0.0083

0.1111

0.1389

0.1667

0.1944

0.2222

The aim of this domain is to reduce the risk of harm from the influenza virus for all patients aged 65 and over and to reduce pressure on the NHS during winter, by incentivising community pharmacy and general practice through the PQS and the IIF79 respectively, to work collaboratively to increase the number of eligible people vaccinated.

In the 2021/22 season, an identified Pharmacy PCN Lead should continue to develop engagement with their PCN further, working closely with the key members of staff of the other pharmacies in the PCN and broader local system to discuss, understand and be able to describe how community pharmacies will support and deliver local improvement programmes for flu delivery, aligned to national priorities. The Pharmacy PCN Lead will need to engage with the PCN Clinical Director and other relevant local stakeholders to agree how community pharmacies in the PCN will collaborate with general practices to support and deliver these local improvement programmes.

Contractors must have engaged with the Pharmacy PCN Lead to communicate that they would like to be involved in increasing the uptake of flu vaccination to patients aged 65 and over for the 2021/22 influenza season. All communications between the contractor and Pharmacy PCN Leads must be completed by 31 December 2021.

To increase the uptake of flu vaccination to patients aged 65 and over and to drive quality improvement in service delivery, the Pharmacy PCN Lead must:

  • engage with all the community pharmacies in the PCN that wish to be involved, to agree how they will collaborate with each other and discuss how they could collaborate with general practice colleagues; and
  • engage with the PCN Clinical Director to agree how community pharmacies in the PCN will collaborate with general practices.

When making a declaration for this criterion, the following must be submitted on the MYS application by the non-Pharmacy PCN Lead contractor:

  • a declaration that the contractor has engaged with the Pharmacy PCN Lead and agreed to be involved in increasing the uptake of flu vaccinations to patients aged 65 and over by the provision of flu vaccinations;
  • the total number of eligible patients vaccinated by the contractor under the community pharmacy seasonal influenza vaccination advanced service between 1 September 2021 and 31 January 2022; 
  • the name of the PCN to which they have aligned;
  • the name of the appointed Pharmacy PCN Lead for the PCN;
  • the pharmacy name and ODS code for the Pharmacy PCN lead.

When making a declaration for this criterion, the following must be submitted on the MYS application by the contractor where the Pharmacy PCN Lead is based:

  • a declaration that the Pharmacy PCN lead has engaged with the PCN Clinical Director to agree how community pharmacies in the PCN will collaborate with general practices to increase the uptake of flu vaccinations to patients aged 65 and over;
  • the total number of eligible patients vaccinated by the contractor under the community pharmacy seasonal influenza vaccination advanced service between 1 September 2021 and 31 January 2022;
  • the ODS codes of the pharmacies who have engaged in the process for increasing the uptake of flu vaccination to patients aged 65 and over;
  • a declaration that they are the appointed Pharmacy Lead for that PCN;
  • the name of the PCN; and
  • a declaration that the Pharmacy PCN lead has notified the Local Pharmaceutical Committee in which the PCN lies that they are the appointed Pharmacy Lead for the named PCN

Data on the percentage of target population vaccinated by the PCN will not be available until after the day of the declaration. Therefore, contractors who wish to claim for this domain must declare on the day of the declaration that they have demonstrably contributed to the PCN delivery of flu vaccinations to the target population. Based on this declaration, contractors will be allocated the maximum number of points available for a pharmacy in their band for this domain. There will be a reconciliation of the payment made to contractors for this domain on 1 June 2022 when final data on the increase to the uptake of flu vaccination to patients aged 65 and over will be available.

Numark has produced two resources to aid collation of information for this domain:

PCN Lead Record sheet

Non-PCN Lead Record Sheet