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Pharmacy Contract Changes

Pharmacy Contract Changes

There have been some recent changes to the pharmacy contract which will possibly impact GP practices. These changes include

  • New Medicines Service
    • Pharmacists will offer a medication review to patients who have been started on medications for certain conditions such as: cardiovascular disease, asthma and COPD, diabetes, epilepsy, hypertension, gout, and many more

 

  • Hypertension case-finding service
    • Pharmacies are commissioned to carry out hypertension screening and refer patients to their practice if they have hypertension.  This is part of the PCN Cardiovascular service.

 

  • Pharmacy quality scheme (PQS)
    • Like QOF for practices, pharmacies will receive funding for carrying out various quality improvement projects such as: anticoagulation audit, respiratory checks, flu vaccination, antibiotic reviews, and Covid-19 vaccination.

PSNC has produced a helpful summary of the changes which can be found at  PSNC-Briefing-040.21-Briefing-for-general-practice-teams-on-CPCF-changes-2021-22.pdf