Pharmacy contractors are now able to view the first weekly gateway criteria report on the NHS Business Services Authority website, advises PSNC. The report details contractors who have been assessed as meeting four of the five gateway criteria (Advanced Services, NHS website, Community Pharmacy Patient Questionnaire and NHSmail).
PSNC says contractors should check the report to see if the national datasets show they have met the gateway criteria, and if not, take corrective action as soon as possible to meet the February 15, 2019, review point.
Information on why the report has been introduced, the publication schedule and how to find your pharmacy in the report is on the PSNC website.
For cyber security reasons, confirmation of meeting the fifth gateway criterion – compliance with the NHS Digital Warranted Environment Specification (WES) – is being sent by NHSBSA to each contractor’s shared NHSmail account during the first two weeks of December 2018.