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Prove SCR access for the Pharmacy Quality Scheme 2019/20 - now closed

To get the points associated with the Digital enablers domain in the new Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS) 2019/20, you had to prove your pharmacy accessed SCR between 1 October 2019 and the day you made your declaration.

The declaration window for the PQS 2019/20 is now closed. This page is archived.

The Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS)  for 2019/20 was part of the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF) five year deal. 

In order to get your quality points for the Digital enablers domain, you had to prove your pharmacy accessed Summary Care Records (SCR) at least once between 1 October 2019 and the date you made your declaration, in addition to the other quality criteria. You could make your declaration between 9am on 3 February 2020 and 11.59pm on 28 February 2020, on the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) Manage Your Service (MYS) application.

Get the full details of the PQS on the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) website

The figures for your pharmacy

We published a spreadsheet every week, detailing SCR access in community pharmacy. The figures in this spreadsheet could be used as proof that your pharmacy accessed SCR for your declaration. The viewing figures ran from Monday to Sunday each week.

Only views on or after Tuesday 1 October 2019, up to the date of your declaration, could be used to fulfil your PQS eligibility requirement. This spreadsheet splits views for the week 30 September - 7 October 2019 so that if you were reliant on a view during this week to meet the eligibility requirement you could check it fell within the qualifying period.

Spreadsheet of SCR viewing figures for community pharmacy

It was updated on 5 March 2020, and shows data up to 1 March 2020.

You could also use our data visualisation tool to see pharmacy viewing figures.

To use the tool:

  • access the data
  • enter your pharmacy name or ODS (F) code into the search box
  • select from the list, or scroll through the pharmacy list to select
  • view totals in the box for the latest week available
  • hover over the graph to see earlier weeks' totals
  • scroll to page 2 using the arrows
  • enter your pharmacy name or ODS(F) code as before to view the calculator total

This calculator was updated on a weekly basis.

You can also view an archive of older summary care record views, made before 1 April 2019.

This page is no longer being updated. View up to date SCR viewing figures for your community pharmacy.

Action if you think your pharmacy's SCR access is not showing on the reports

If the SCR access you expected to see recorded against your pharmacy is not shown in the reports you should consider:

  1. Did the user simply do a name and address check, or did they actually go on to view the patient SCR (where previously prescribed medication is held)? There is a difference between the Patient Identifier screen (PDS) and a patient’s SCR screen. PDS views are not recorded as a SCR view.
  2. Consider when the view was made. The reports on this page can be up to a week in arrears. So, if the access is made outside of the date range currently published, they will not appear.
  3. When a user logs on to SCR they need to choose the correct ODS code of the pharmacy they are working at for the view to be recorded at the correct pharmacy. Often new users or locums do not know the correct ODS code and enter the wrong code.  It is the responsibility of the user to ensure the correct pharmacy is attributed for any SCR access.  Check your ODS codes

Your Summary Care Records Governance Person can check in the Alert Viewer that a SCR access has been recorded at your pharmacy. 

To check that the recording of views is working you can access SCR with the following Test Patient numbers, then confirm with your SGP that the  view can be found in the Alert viewer. If it is confirmed then you will know that the view that you were previously trying to find on the reports has not been omitted in error, so is likely to not appear for one of the reasons above.

Test Patient Numbers

999 040 2132
999 025 2955

Last edited: 5 March 2020 11:01 am