Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS)

Full guidance on the requirements to make a claim can be found on the NHS England website. The PSNC website also has lots of information and guidance documents.

In our update we have been sharing suggestions on what to complete each week. You can find all of this information in the below PQS guide. We recommend that you also read the full NHSE guidance document.

LPC PQS Guide 2022-23

Outcomes from PQS 2021-22
Pharmacy-Quality-Scheme-2021-22-infographic- for C&P

You can see national data on the PSNC website

Below you will find local information to help you with PQS.

Patient Safety Report

Local GPhC Inspectors have highlighted issues with sodium valporate prescriptions, you may find these resources useful.

Risk Management and Safeguarding

Local safeguarding information – Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Safeguarding Partnership Board (

Domestic Abuse Prevention –

Local information and resources – Friends Family Leaflet

Staff members affected by domestic abuse who do not wish to complete the Safe Spaces training are exempt. This will need to be recorded and dealt with sensitively. The Support Hub is available to all pharmacy staff working in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough and can be completely confidential.

Staff Support Hub
The dedicated staff support line Р0808 801 0377  is available Monday РFriday 11am Р7pm.


Alex King, our local Respiratory Account Specialist from Astra Zeneca can offer dummy inhalers and other resources which could support you with this domain. He can be contacted directly on 07881 358950 or

Healthy living support

Healthy lifestyles services – Healthy You

Adult weight management services – Healthy You

This presentation shows details of the local authority funded weight management services in our area – Weight Management & Diabetes Service Directory Sep21

Pharmacy professionals can make referrals to the service from the website РProfessional Referral РHealthy You or using this form Р Healthy You Referral Form РJuly 21

Addressing unwanted variation in care

Locally commissioned palliative care service – Palliative care ‚Äď Cambridgeshire & Peterborough (
*note that the stock list for our local service does not include cyclizine 50mg tablets or haloperidol tablets 500mcg, but does support access to parenteral haloperidol.

Local support for patients, relatives and carers is available on the ICS website – Palliative Care | CPICS Website