To submit the declaration, contractors must answer a series of questions covering which Quality Payment criteria have been met – including whether MUR, NMS or NUMSAS services are being provided, and whether NHS Choices entries were up to date on 28 April.
Once a declaration has been submitted, it cannot be altered or resubmitted, even if it has been submitted in error. Anyone completing it is strongly urged to check their declaration thoroughly before submitting it.
Evidence of meeting gateway and quality criteria is not required at this point. However, spot checks may be carried out by NHS England or NHS BSA as part of their usual monitoring process for the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework.
In addition to the declaration, there are a series of evaluation questions. While these are not compulsory, contractors are encouraged to complete them to support future developments in payments for quality.
PSNC has a useful briefing talking contractors through the online declaration process.