Contract guide & calendar of deadlines

Contractor Notice: Summary of new payments including claiming deadlines

CPE has created a payment timetable and deadline tracker to assist community pharmacy contractors with checking and claiming payments for services including the Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS) 2020/21 Part 2GP Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS),Discharge Medicines Service, Covid-19 vaccinations and Hepatitis C testing service. 

The table below outlines payments for different services providing details of any claim deadlines (where applicable), how to claim, timing of payments, payment amounts and how these payments will appear on the Schedule of Payments.

Payment type Claim method
(deadline to claim for payment)
Payment due Payment amount How payment will appear on the Schedule of Payments under section of ‘Details of other amounts authorised’
CPCS –GP referral pathway engagement and set up MYS
(Deadline extended to 11:59pm 5th July)
Payments will depend on when the claim is submitted by a contractor and processed and verified by the NHSBSA. November 2020 Schedule of Payments due to be paid 1st February 2021 is the first available Schedule to include payments for GP referral pathway engagement activity £300 ‘GP Referral Pathway Engagement Fee’
Discharge Medicines Service (DMS) MYS
Note: DMS commenced on 15th February 2021
Monthly – the first service payment is due on 30th April for any claims submitted in February (after 15th) ‘Discharge Medicine Review Fee’
COVID-19 vaccinations MYS Monthly
(First payments will be made on 1st April)
£12.58 is paid for each vaccination given

Additional £10.00 payment per vaccine for housebound and care home patients.

‘Covid Vaccine Claim’

*Excludes distance -selling pharmacies

Services where the claim deadline has expired

Further Resources

Monthly payments

Factsheet: Using Your Schedule of Payments to Monitor Performance