PQS: Updated NMS gateway criterion data

The NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) has updated their 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 April 2022. Any claims received by NHSBSA after 5th April 2022 will not count towards meeting the PQS gateway criterion.

NHSBSA has used FP34C month end claims to calculate which contractors have already met the gateway criterion in their spreadsheet. Claims made on paper FP34C and digital claims via MYS are included in the spreadsheet until December 2021; however, for January 2022 and February 2022 only figures from digital submissions made via MYS are currently available.

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)

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