Pharmacy First: Deadline approaching to make declaration and receive £2k initial fixed payment in February

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Pharmacy owners who intend to provide the Pharmacy First service have a few days left to claim their initial £2,000 fixed payment if they want to receive this payment on 1st February 2024.


Pharmacy owners need to make their declaration by 11.59pm on 31st December 2023 if they want to receive their £2,000 fixed payment on 1st February 2024. Those who register after this date but by 11.59pm on 30th January 2024, will receive the payment on 1st March 2024 instead).

Pharmacy owners who do not register by 11.59pm on 30th January 2024, will still be able to sign up for the Pharmacy First service after this date, but they will not be entitled to the £2,000 initial fixed payment.

Pharmacy owners must deliver a minimum of five Pharmacy First – clinical pathway consultations that cross the Gateway point by 11.59pm on 31st March 2024 to keep this £2,000 payment. Pharmacy owners who do not do this will have the £2,000 recovered.

Below is a summary table of the important dates relating to the initial £2,000 fixed payment as well as the switch from CPCS to the Pharmacy First service.

 Date Information
1st December 2023 MYS portal opens to allow pharmacy owners to declare that they agree to the terms and scope of the three elements of the Pharmacy First service and therefore claim the initial fixed payment of £2,000.
Pharmacy owners can no longer register to provide CPCS.
11.59pm on 31st December 2023 Deadline for pharmacy owners to declare that they agree to the terms and scope of the three elements of the Pharmacy First service and therefore claim the £2,000 initial fixed payment, if they want to receive the payment on 1st February 2024.
30th January 2024 CPCS finishes.
11.59pm on 30th January 2024

Deadline for pharmacy owners to declare that they agree to the terms and scope of the three elements of the Pharmacy First service and therefore claim the £2,000 initial fixed payment; this will be paid on 1st March 2024.

Pharmacy owners can still declare that they agree to the terms and scope of the three elements of the Pharmacy First Service after this date, but they will not be entitled to the £2,000 initial fixed payment.

31st January 2024 Pharmacy First service commences and pharmacy owners who have declared that they agree to the terms and scope of the three elements of the Pharmacy First Service on the MYS portal can start providing the service.
Pharmacy owners providing CPCS, who have not declared that they agree to the terms and scope of the three elements of the Pharmacy First service will be de-registered from providing CPCS (and will be notified of this).
1st February 2024 Pharmacy owners who declared that they agree to the terms and scope of the three elements of the Pharmacy First service by 11.59pm on 31st December 2023 will be paid their £2,000 initial fixed payment.
1st March 2024 Pharmacy owners who declared that they agree to the terms and scope of the three elements of the Pharmacy First service by 11.59pm on 30th January 2024 will be paid their £2,000 initial fixed payment.
11.59pm on 31st March 2024

Deadline for pharmacy owners to have delivered a minimum of five Pharmacy First – clinical pathway consultations that cross the Gateway point.

If pharmacy owners have not delivered a minimum of five of these consultations by this date, they will have their £2,000 initial fixed payment recovered.

 

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