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Clinical Pharmacists in General Practice

This service is designed to allocate funding to GPs for utilising a (senior) clinical pharmacist through the Clinical Pharmacists in General Practice Phase 2 programme. Find out more about this service, including the benefits and how it's commissioned and provided.

Purpose and outline

In July 2015 NHS England launched a pilot scheme to support clinical pharmacists working in general practice. Funding is now available for the deployment of extra clinical pharmacists. This service will contribute to the costs of recruitment and employment.

Benefits to GPs

Benefits to GPs include:

  • supporting patients to get the best use of their medicines and identifying medicines related issues
  • expanding the general practice team, thus allowing reallocation of general practice workload
  • increasing GP practice capacity to see and help more members of the pubic
  • ensuring safer prescribing and improving patient safety and quality of care

Benefits to the wider healthcare system

Improvement in the clinical and cost-effective use of medicines.

For further information please see the Service Specification.

Enquiries should be sent to england.contactus@nhs.net for the attention of the Pharmacists team.

How this service is commissioned and provided

This service is commissioned by NHS England.

This is a manual service with two components:

1. Upfront payment

2. Follow up service for on-going claims

The Upfront payment is paid once only and cannot be claimed in more than one financial year.

The indicators and fees for Component 2 (on-going claims) cover a pharmacist’s employment in year one (Y1) and year two (Y2) of the Programme. The following table shows the indicators to submit for year 1 (Y1) and year 2 (Y2) of the pharmacist’s employment:

 

Indicator

Description

£ Per Item of Service

CPY1001

Y1 Senior Clinical Pharmacist 1 WTE

3,000

CPY1002

Y1 Senior Clinical Pharmacist 0.1 WTE

300

CPY1003

Y1 Senior Clinical Pharmacist 0.2 WTE

600

CPY1004

Y1 Senior Clinical Pharmacist 0.3 WTE

900

CPY1005

Y1 Senior Clinical Pharmacist 0.4 WTE

1,200

CPY1006

Y1 Senior Clinical Pharmacist 0.5 WTE

1,500

CPY1007

Y1 Senior Clinical Pharmacist 0.6 WTE

1,800

CPY1008

Y1 Senior Clinical Pharmacist 0.7 WTE

2,100

CPY1009

Y1 Senior Clinical Pharmacist 0.8 WTE

2,400

CPY1010

Y1 Senior Clinical Pharmacist 0.9 WTE

2,700

CPY1011

Y1 Clinical Pharmacist 1 WTE

2,416.66

CPY1012

Y1 Clinical Pharmacist 0.1 WTE

241.66

CPY1013

Y1 Clinical Pharmacist 0.2 WTE

483.33

CPY1014

Y1 Clinical Pharmacist 0.3 WTE

725

CPY1015

Y1 Clinical Pharmacist 0.4 WTE

966.66

CPY1016

Y1 Clinical Pharmacist 0.5 WTE

1,208.33

CPY1017

Y1 Clinical Pharmacist 0.6 WTE

1,450

CPY1018

Y1 Clinical Pharmacist 0.7 WTE

1,691.66

CPY1019

Y1 Clinical Pharmacist 0.8 WTE

1,933.33

CPY1020

Y1 Clinical Pharmacist 0.9 WTE

2,174.99

CPY2021

Y2 Senior Clinical Pharmacist 1 WTE

2,000

CPY2022

Y2 Senior Clinical Pharmacist 0.1 WTE

200

CPY2023

Y2 Senior Clinical Pharmacist 0.2 WTE

400

CPY2024

Y2 Senior Clinical Pharmacist 0.3 WTE

600

CPY2025

Y2 Senior Clinical Pharmacist 0.4 WTE

800

CPY2026

Y2 Senior Clinical Pharmacist 0.5 WTE

1,000

CPY2027

Y2 Senior Clinical Pharmacist 0.6 WTE

1,200

CPY2028

Y2 Senior Clinical Pharmacist 0.7 WTE

1,400

CPY2029

Y2 Senior Clinical Pharmacist 0.8 WTE

1,600

CPY2030

Y2 Senior Clinical Pharmacist 0.9 WTE

1,800

CPY2031

Y2 Clinical Pharmacist 1 WTE

1,666.66

CPY2032

Y2 Clinical Pharmacist 0.1 WTE

166.66

CPY2033

Y2 Clinical Pharmacist 0.2 WTE

333.33

CPY2034

Y2 Clinical Pharmacist 0.3 WTE

499.99

CPY2035

Y2 Clinical Pharmacist 0.4 WTE

666.66

CPY2036

Y2 Clinical Pharmacist 0.5 WTE

833.33

CPY2037

Y2 Clinical Pharmacist 0.6 WTE

999.99

CPY2038

Y2 Clinical Pharmacist 0.7 WTE

1,166.66

CPY2039

Y2 Clinical Pharmacist 0.8 WTE

1,333.32

CPY2040

Y2 Clinical Pharmacist 0.9 WTE

1,499.99

 

Component 1: Clinical pharmacists in general practice up front payment 2018/19

Quality service start date: 1 April 2018

Quality service end date: 31 March 2019

Payment period: Annual 

Collection frequency: Manual entry programme to be provided by CQRS

Manual or automatic entry: Manual 

Included in data collection: All system suppliers (TPP, INPS, Microtest and Emis)

Co-commissioning: Regional Local Officce/CCG

Service type: DES

Component 2: Clinical pharmacists in general practice 2017/18

Quality service start date: 1 April 2017

Quality service end date: 31 March 2018

Payment period: Monthly

Collection frequency: Manual entry programme to be provided by CQRS

Manual or automatic entry: Manual

Included in data collection: All system suppliers (TPP, INPS, Microtest and Emis)

Co-commissioning: No

Service type: DES

Component 2: Clinical pharmacists in general practice 2018/19

Quality service start date: 1 April 2018

Quality service end date: 31 March 2019

Payment period: Monthly

Collection frequency: Manual entry programme to be provided by CQRS

Manual or automatic entry: Manual

Included in data collection: All system suppliers (TPP, INPS, Microtest and Emis)

Co-commissioning: No

Service type: DES

Component 2: Clinical pharmacists in general practice 2019/20

Quality service start date: 1 April 2019

Quality service end date: 31 March 2020

Payment period: Monthly

Collection frequency: Manual entry programme to be provided by CQRS

Manual or automatic entry: Manual

Included in data collection: All system suppliers (TPP, INPS, Microtest and Emis)

Co-commissioning: No

Service type: DES

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Service user guides

The Calculating Quality Reporting Service (CQRS) user guides describe how to participate, manually enter and declare achievement for this service.

Payment count/clinical codes

Not applicable.

Last edited: 14 February 2020 8:50 am