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.

LPC guide to PQS 2021-22

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

Gateway Criteria

Safety Report: The following was included in our LPC update 1st September 2021. You could use this as an example of incorporating local learning.

Sodium valproate
Our GPhC inspector has informed us about a serious incident involving a patient taking sodium valproate.
This could have been prevented if the community pharmacy had a system where the GPhC guidance had been implemented, . https://www.pharmacyregulation.org/regulate/article/focus-supplying-medicines-safely-sodium-valproate
Future GPhC inspections are likely to focus on this issue

Prevention Domain
Primary Care Networks Domain

To meet this domain you will need to work with the other pharmacies within your Primary Care Network. Our PCN page  has details of the PCNs in our area.

Addressing unwanted variation in care (health inequalities) domain

This website shows where you can get vaccines locally, both walk in and bookable appointments – The Vaccinators | COVID-19 Vaccination Centres | Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Signposting to resources toolkit for vaccine confidence work.

These letters can be given to any patient without an NHS number or not registered with a GP. There are three versions with translations to different languages

NHSletter1 – Latvian, Russian, Bulgarian, Polish, Lithuanian, Romanian

NHSletter2- Arabic, Farsi, French, Gujarati, Kurdish

NHSletter3 – Portuguese, Punjabi, Slovakian, Spanish, Turkish, Urdu

Healthy living support

Adult Weight Management – 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 – Professional Referral – Healthy You or using this form –  Healthy You Referral Form – July 21