PQS: NMS gateway criterion data published by NHSBSA


The NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) has published a spreadsheet showing which community pharmacy contractors have currently met the Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS) 2021/22 Advanced Services gateway criterion.

To meet the Advanced Services gateway criterion, contractors are required to have claimed payments for the completion of a minimum of 20 New Medicine Services (NMSs) between 1st April 2021 and 5th January 2022.

NHSBSA has used FP34C month end claims between the period of 1st April 2021 and 5th September 2021 to calculate which contractors have already met the gateway criterion; this spreadsheet will be updated on a monthly basis in the lead up to the PQS declaration period.

If contractors are showing as having claimed for 20 or more NMSs (highlighted in green on the spreadsheet) no further action is required to meet the Advanced Services gateway criterion.

Further information on the PQS 2021/22 can be found on the PSNC PQS hub page.

Check the NHSBSA NMS spreadsheet (scroll down to the ‘New Medicine Service (NMS) gateway criterion’ section to view the spreadsheet)