You will be aware that the portal for the Quality Payment Scheme is currently open, and will remain open until 12th May 2017: however the review point is this Friday, 28th April and the responses you give should be as applicable on that date. You can access the portal and make declarations of compliance at https://www.snapsurveys.com/wh/s.asp?k=149147604291
Please note that you do not need to submit any evidence with these declarations, however NHS England will be monitoring declarations as for any other part of the contract and they may request evidence to support declarations in due course.
In addition to declarations of compliance with Gateway and QPS criteria the survey includes some evaluation questions. These are not mandatory and the answers will not affect your payments in any way, they are there to evaluate the impact of QPS.
One of the QPS criteria is the requirement for contractors to check that the NHS111 Directory of Services (DoS) is up to date at the review point. You can now do this by following the link below:
You will need to make a note of any inaccuracies and complete the survey form. This will then inform the local NHS 111 DoS Lead if there are any inaccuracies in your 111 DoS profile(s).
Once you have done this you will receive a confirmation email as evidence that this Quality Payment criterion has been met.
You will then be able to use this evidence when the QPS portal opens from 10th April.
Quality Payment Scheme, Healthy Living Pharmacy L1 self-assessment
We are aware that many contractors have now completed the QPS gateway criteria and those criteria with two data capture points, and are keen to get on with the other criteria. In particular we are receiving a lot of queries about the Healthy Living Pharmacy L1 self-assessment criteria.
For those who have not previously achieved the Healthy Living Pharmacy criteria. Funding available for training but urgent action required.
We have received a small training grant from Health Education England to support pharmacies who wish to achieve the Healthy Living Pharmacy L1 self assessment criteria.