CPAF screening deadline imminent 

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Community pharmacy contractors are reminded that this Wednesday (31st August 2022) at midnight is the deadline to submit their Community Pharmacy Assurance Framework (CPAF) screening questionnaire.

As a result of NHS regulations introduced at the end of 2020, completion of CPAF is now a requirement of the Terms of Service. Therefore, contractors must complete the screening questionnaire and, if required, the full CPAF questionnaire. 

PSNC recommends that any contractor who has yet to do so takes immediate action. It should only take approximately 10-20 minutes to complete.  

Community pharmacies should have already received information and instructions on how to complete the screening questionnaire either via an email from the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) or from their own Head Office. Contractors are advised to contact NHSBSA by emailing nhsbsa.cpaf@nhs.net if they have not received details of the questionnaire, or if they have any problems or queries completing the questionnaire.  

PSNC has published PSNC Briefing 017/22: CPAF screening process for 2022/23, which provides guidance for contractors on the CPAF screening process and also includes the screening questions for 2022/23. 

For further guidance, please visit our contract monitoring webpage or NHSBSA’s website.  

 

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