The criteria for the second half of the 2018/19 Quality Payment Scheme have been announced with some changes to both the Gateway and the Quality criteria. The review point for this period will be February 15, 2019.
We are pleased to see that Healthy Living Pharmacy has been retained with an additional public health capability requirement for the pharmacy team to have completed child oral health training in advance of a planned health campaign on this important topic in 2019.
In addition there is a greater focus on patient safety with three criteria covering incident reporting, risk management and an NSAID and gastro-protection audit. There is also an additional element in the clinical effectiveness criteria linked to the provision of a spacer device for all children aged 5-15 years prescribed an inhaled corticosteroid.
You can find a summary of the new scheme requirements in our updated Quality Payments Quick Guide.
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