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PSNC logo high resAugust 11 2017

Pharmacy contractors need to act quickly to edit and validate their NHS Choices profile for the April review point of the Quality Payments Scheme.

 PSNC has issued the reminder as NHS Business Services Authority is sending out an email to ensure contractors meet the gateway criterion for the April review point. The email will go to those who have only part edited or not validated their profiles, for example, by editing or validating only one or two of the three sections, when all three sections need to be completed.

“It is important that all three sections are up to date to ensure that patients and the public can access information on NHS Choices that they may require about a pharmacy,” said PSNC.

The NHS BSA email “will advise that they have until 10th September 2017 to edit or validate any sections of their NHS Choices profile that they failed to edit or validate by 28th April 2017, which was the deadline for meeting the NHS Choices gateway criterion.

“If contractors do not edit or validate the outstanding sections by 10th September 2017 they will NOT meet the gateway criterion and there will be a risk that the Quality Payment already made for the April review point will need to be recovered.”

Contractors should also note that they “will not be given a ‘second chance’ to edit or validate their NHS Choices profile following the November 2017 review point like they are being given for the April review point.

“It is therefore imperative that for the November review point, contractors edit or validate all three sections of their NHS Choices profile or they will not meet the NHS Choices gateway criterion and will therefore not be entitled to a Quality Payment.”

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