Over 10,000 pharmacies are eligible to claim reimbursements under the Quality Payments Scheme (QPS), the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) has revealed.
According to figures from NHSBSA, as of yesterday (14 March) 10,292 contractors have achieved the gateway criteria to qualify for further payments under the 2018/19 scheme.
These contractors are therefore:
Validated contractors will be reimbursed for the quality criteria they had met when they made their submissions, the NHSBSA said.
As part of its interim pharmacy contract announcement earlier this month (8 March) – which comes into force on 1 April – the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) revealed that it had not yet began discussions about the future of the QPS with the Government.
The future of the scheme is subject to negotiation, it said.