Community pharmacies that meet certain requirements will be entitled to claim additional funding of £1,630 per contractor through the Pharmacy Quality Scheme. There are 14 requirements that pharmacies will need to meet to be eligible the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) announced on 13 July. The 14 requirements are based around ensuring that pharmacies have specific measures in place in order to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. These measures include arranging and ensuring social distancing is maintained on your premise. Pharmacies must also display the latest COVID-19 posters and information.
How do I claim?
Community pharmacy contractors will be able to claim via the NHS Business Services Authorities Manage Your Services portal from 14 July 2020 until 29 January 2021.
This is only the first part of the scheme, with total funding of £18.75m announced for the scheme. The PSNC has said any remaining funding will be used in part two of the 2020/21 scheme, further details are yet to be announced.
How can we help?
At Hawsons our dedicated team of pharmacy accountants offer a specialist service to community pharmacists and locum pharmacists. We can assist you with accountancy and taxation needs, utilising our in-depth knowledge and experience in the sector.