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12 April 2018 by Hilary Cunningham

Quality Payments June 2018 action plan

  • England

It is now 11 weeks until the review date for the 2018 Quality payment scheme.

Contractors wishing to take full advantage and claim the maximum number of points, and consequently maximum remuneration, must plan to ensure they meet all of the criteria by the 29th June deadline.

The following is a suggested monthly plan to ensure that all of the Quality Payment criteria are achieved:

April

  • Check all registered pharmacy professionals have completed level 2 safeguarding training in the last 2 years i.e. between 30th June 2016 and 29th June 2018
  • Update/ verify NHS Choices- this must include Bank Holiday opening hours for 2018/19
  • Start your patient questionnaire if not completed since November 2017
  • Check if any staff have not completed Dementia Friends training and train any identified staff
  • Check your smartcard allows access to Summary Care Records and access the SCR calculator to confirm the number of accesses during period 1 and current accesses in period 2
  • Confirm your staff can access and send emails from a pharmacy shared NHSmail account
  • If you are not accredited as a Healthy Living Pharmacy see the support on getting started as a HLP here.
  • Continue to review all asthma patients to identify and refer patients prescribed more than 6 short acting bronchodilators without a corticosteroid within the last 6 months

May

  • Update NHS 111 Directory of Service, the profile updater will be available from 10am on 8th May 2018 until 11.59pm on 29th June 2018
  • Continue to access SCR
  • Continue to review all asthma patients to identify ¬†and refer patients prescribed more than 6 short acting bronchodilators without a corticosteroid within the last 6 months

June

  • Compile a written patient safety report- updated since November 2017 if you claimed this criteria at the November claim point
  • Continue to review all asthma patients to identify and refer patients prescribed more than 6 short acting bronchodilators without a corticosteroid within the last 6 months
  • Continue to access SCR
  • Complete the patient questionnaire, analyse the results, compile a report and upload the report to your NHS Choices page

Contractors will need to claim points between 9am on Monday 11th June 2018 and 11.59pm on Friday 13th July 2018.

For support with Quality Payments contact Numark Information Services on 0800 783 5709* option 2 or access our Quality Payment resources.

Funding cuts support

*Calls may be recorded for training and quality control purposes.

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