The Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS) forms part of the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF). It supports delivery of the NHS Long Term Plan and rewards community pharmacy contractors that deliver quality criteria in three quality dimensions: clinical effectiveness, patient safety and patient experience. You will find information about this year’s scheme on this page.
CPPE offer learning and assessments to support you in achieving criteria relating to the following three domains in the 2022/2023 version of the scheme:
For some of these domains, you may be required to complete learning from other providers. When this is the case, we provide a link to this learning. We also provide links to the learning available from elearning for healthcare required to support you in achieving criteria in the Prevention domain.
There is a new requirement in the 2022/23 PQS that may mean that staff are required to repeat training and e-assessments that they have completed previously, depending on the stated validity period and when staff completed the training and e-assessments. We have developed this tracker to support you to quickly determine which CPPE learning programmes and assessments you have completed within the specified timeframe (if applicable).
Login to see your CPPE PQS progress shown here
Please note that this tracker is only a guide – click on the buttons at the top of this page to learn more about the steps you need to take to work towards meeting the training requirements for the quality criteria in the different domains. Please refer to the NHS England PQS guidance below to determine the learning requirements specific to your circumstances and role.
The Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) have prepared the PSNC Briefing 031/22: Pharmacy Quality Scheme – Summary of the training requirements for the 2022/23 Scheme, which summarises the training requirements for different staff groups, presented in a table.
Before you start the learning and assessment listed under the different domains, you may wish to access the key resources, which explain the gateway criteria, and the quality criteria included in the different domains.