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Pharmacy Quality Scheme 2020/21 Part 2 - Primary Care Network prevention domain

The following is an announcement on behalf of DHSC:

As outlined in Part VIIA of the Drug Tariff in Table 2 “PQS 2020/21 Part 2 domains” under the Primary Care Network prevention domain, the lower and upper threshold and the points available along the linear scale for contractors in the six bands have now been finalised and are published below.

On the day of the declaration, the pharmacy contractor must have demonstrably contributed to the PCN achieving 70.1% or above for flu vaccination to patients aged 65 and over. This can be evidenced by the number of vaccines they have administered to eligible patients between 1 September 2020 and 31 January 2021, with this number being one or greater. Points will be allocated in accordance with a sliding linear scale starting from 70.1% up to a maximum allocation of points on achievement of 77.0% or above for the 6 bands. For more detail please see the table below.

Primary Care Network prevention domain – point allocation to bands 1 to 6 depending on the sliding scale for increase in the uptake of flu vaccination to patients aged 65 and over.

  Band 1 Band 2 Band 3 Band 4 Band 5 Band 6
Point per 0.1 percentage point increase between 70.1% and 77% 0.0107 0.0750 0.1607 0.2143 0.3214 0.3750