COVID-19 Costs: Further guidance issued

PSNC has today published further guidance and FAQs on the COVID-19 cost claims process for community pharmacy contractors.

The new briefing is part of a series of guides that PSNC has issued to help contractors to claim for the extra costs they incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Contractors have until 15th August 2021 to claim for the pandemic-related costs using an agreed claim form provided by the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA). PSNC is working to get as much information about the claims process out to as many contractors as possible. The latest guidance covers:

  • Further guidance on making a claim;
  • Openings, change of ownership and permanent closures; and
  • Claim-related FAQs.

Other support from PSNC

The following resources have already been issued by PSNC.

PSNC Briefing 016/21: Funding for COVID-19 related costs – summary and FAQs
Briefing describing the arrangements agreed between PSNC and DHSC to reimburse community pharmacy contractors for the extra costs incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic alongside answers to a number of questions about the process and the deal.

PSNC Briefing 020/21: COVID-19 Costs – Background and NHSBSA claim form overview
More in-depth information about the COVID-19 costs claiming process is now available in this briefing. We will be adding further information to this as it becomes available.

Online workshops/webinars
PSNC will be holding two COVID-19 Cost Claims Workshops for community pharmacy contractors, on Wednesday 14th July and Monday 2nd August at 7.30pm. During the workshops PSNC’s CEO and Director of Pharmacy Funding will explain the deal reached with HM Government, describe the NHSBSA claiming process, and work through some examples.

Further resources will be issued in the coming days and weeks. Please sign up to our emails to ensure you receive these as soon as they are ready.

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