Pharmacy Quality Scheme
PSNC has just announced the first phase of the new Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS) for the first part of 2020/21. The focus of the scheme is ensuring community pharmacy contractors and their teams have put in place all reasonable measures to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, protecting both themselves and the people using their services.
This scheme and the second part of PQS in 2020/21, which is being developed for the second half of the year and also expected to have a COVID-19 flavour, replace the original 2020/21 scheme that PSNC had agreed with the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I), and which, prior to the start of the pandemic, had been due to commence in April 2020.
More information can be found here. https://psnc.org.uk/our-news/pqs-announced-for-first-part-of-2020-21/