Further pause to NMS quarterly data reporting


Recognising the current challenges being experienced by pharmacies and the contribution of the pharmacy workforce to the COVID-19 vaccination programme, NHS England and NHS Improvement and PSNC have agreed that there should be no requirement to report New Medicine Service (NMS) data for Quarters 3 and 4 of 2021/22.

The requirement to submit data will be reinstated from Quarter 1 of 2022/23 (April – June 2022), with contractors submitting their quarterly data in early July 2022.

Pharmacy owners are reminded of the requirement to complete the 2023 workforce survey, which is a mandatory requirement for all pharmacy owners. The survey will close on Sunday 17th December 2023.

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