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 … [Read more...] about Quality Payment Scheme 2018/19
Will the recent NICE guidance, which focuses on how community pharmacies can help maintain and improve people’s physical and mental health, also focus the minds of NHS England and Public Health England? Mike Holden from Pharmacy Complete hopes so. Read more in the Pharmacy Magazine article he recently wrote. … [Read more...] about NICE touch – but will NHS England listen?
NICE have launched this guidance - Community Pharmacies: promoting health and wellbeing. It is important that pharmacy owners, pharmacists and pharmacy teams, particularly Health Champions, and local commissioners of both health and wellbeing services understand what the recommendations are and what this means for them. Overview This guideline covers how community pharmacies can help maintain and improve people's physical and mental health and wellbeing, including people with a long-term … [Read more...] about NICE Guidance on promoting health and wellbeing in Community Pharmacies
The direction of travel indicated by the NHS Five Year Forward View, government policies and consumer expectations is clear - it’s based on high quality, efficient and effective clinical care in health and wellbeing. As part of the imposed community pharmacy funding arrangements the government included a Quality Payments Scheme consisting of 4 Gateway Criteria and 8 Quality Criteria. The scheme, which aims to drive up consistency of quality and value of pharmacy services comes with a … [Read more...] about Beyond QPS?