(PQS) Pharmacy Quality Scheme

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 achieve quality criteria in the three domains of healthcare quality: clinical effectiveness, patient safety and patient experience.

On 12th August 2021, initial details of the Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS) 2021/22 were announced.

Read more about the announcement

Read PSNC’s initial advice to contractors on getting going with the PQS


Over time, the LPC will continue to add documents to this page to help support contractors with the PQS process.

PQS Training Requirements for 2021 – 2022

PQS Important Dates for 2021 – 2022

PQS Domains 2021/22 – Sept to Jan


Helpful PQS 2021-22 PSNC Documents

PQS 2021-22 Workbook

PQS 2021 -22 Workbook Action Plan