REMINDER on the quality payments Gateway criteria

27 Feb 2019

Ensure your pharmacy meets the QP Gateway criteria before midnight this Friday 1 March 2019

The Pharmacy Services team has become aware that some pharmacy contractors that have met the Quality Payments (QP) Gateway criteria for the February review point, have shown as being non-compliant in the NHS Business Services Authority (BSA) weekly dataset spreadsheet list.


Advice for pharmacy contractors

The QP online declaration for 15 February 2019 review point closes at 23.59 on Friday 1 March 2019. Therefore, please check the NHSBSA dataset spreadsheet list for Friday 22 February 2019 to ensure the pharmacy is showing as meeting four of the five Gateway criteria, Advanced Services, NHS.UK website, Community Pharmacy Patient Questionnaire results, and NHSmail.


If your pharmacy has met the four Gateway criteria and is showing as not having met them, urgently contact the NHSBSA Provider Assurance team to inform them of the error.


Further QP guidance


For further information on this or any other query, please contact the NPA Pharmacy Services team on 01727 891 800 or email


Produced by the NPA Pharmacy Services team February 2019.